The Kolektiv Gallery presents the exhibition of the Catalan architecture studio vora. vora is an architecture studio located from Barcelona, led by Pere Buil and Toni Riba since 2000. both graduated at ETSAB. They work on building and urban design projects of different scales and typologies, and combine their professional work with teaching, curating and cultural activism.
"The exhibition of the Catalan studio vora centres in common spaces, public or private, as spaces that articulate the use and generate different relations between the individual, the collective and the physical background.
vora studio is known for their work on different scales: from redefinition of public spaces, some of them with an important symbolic value, to small private enclosures. All the interventions share the sensibility for the material traces of the past as the starting point for the generation of project’s narrative, which emerges necessarily complex and enriched by the different interpretative layers. Memory of the place as well as the memory of the use, collective or individual, are used as tools in the design process.
Belgrade is known for its different layers of urban, social and individual history often underestimated or misunderstood in favour of new realities and spatial discontinuities. I find the work of studio vora (in Catalan: edge, limit) stimulating for material and formal research of these different layers –between scales, and between different arts- as basis for new, more complex design that might permit recognize and re-establish identity values."
- Jelena Prokopljević, architect, PhD,