An international professional jury will evaluate all entries received, and include professors of architecture and design, architects – practitioners, the author of the last winning entry, a Trimo company representative and a representative of the Ljubljana municipality:


Adam Kalkin, Artist and Architect, USA

‘’The container is a conceit, something that has manifold meanings. It’s a unit in global exchange; it can be a performance piece; or it can be used to make affordable housing or million-dollar homes; or commercial structures. The thing that’s amazing about all these things is that the spirit is so different in every project. You’re using the same thing but can create so many results—like how a painter uses paint but can paint like Rembrandt or like Jasper Johns.’’  More >>


Angela Van Der Kloof, Mobility Consultant, The Netherlands

˝Cycling is an energy efficient, clean and healthy mode of transport. Especially on short distances it is a suitable way to get around for almost all people. It does not take too much space to ride or park them in our busy cities and towns. Apart from the ‘normal’ bicycle, there are also more and more ‘special’ bicycles. Like bicycles with electrical assistence, cargo bicycles, bakfietsen and velomobiles. The coming years they will become more popular as they do not depend on oil, are clean and need less space compared to cars. The more popular they get, the more affordable for many people.˝ More >>


Jure Kotnik, Architect, Slovenia

‘’Container architecture is one of the youngest branches of architecture. In recent years it gained widespread media coverage, making it interesting to both architects and clients. This being one of many reasons why container projects are on the rise, making container-based architecture less of an attraction per se but more and more a legitimate area of architecture.‘’ More >>



Janez Koželj, Vice Mayor of Ljubljana and Professor at the Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana, Slovenia

‘’Modular space architecture needs space for free and responsible creativity. In our country, we have to open and widen this space, because at the moment it is simply too narrow.’’ More >>




Janez Bertoncelj, Cycling Coordinator at City of Ljubljana, Slovenia

“Cyclist need a non-profit, assisted-service bicycle repair shop, where ordinary people bring in bicycles, needing repair or maintenance; volunteers teach them how to do the required repair skills which are useful both for breakdowns on the road and for at-home repairs; they need a place to pump a tyre, check announced bicycle events , meet friends and make new ones ,while taking a cup of coffee, watching the latest bicycle video from last critical mass event. A container architecture, being simple and efficient with its plain esthetic, just like a bicycle, can successfully meet all these needs”  More >>


Wojtek Nowak, Winner of the 2011 Trimo Urban Crash competition (with Martynika Bielawska), Poland

˝Trimo Urban Crash is a great opportunity to challenge yourself with the project that actually is going to be built. Opportunity to design with true site, true materials and real people. This experience is for sure valuable in the beginning of young designer's career. The winning team will get even more of it, looking behind the scenes of project construction. Go for it!˝ More >>



Michael Stacey RIBA FRSA, Professor at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

 ˝‘The Twenty-First Century has the potential to become the age of resourcefulness and responsibility. It is now possible to design and construction affordable zero carbon architecture. Combining design quality, building physics and technology to produce architecture that provides comfort and well being for the occupants, with the minimum of impact on the environment and at almost no running costs.
We should be using materials wisely delivering more with less. Producing architecture that is energy positive, either in its lifetime or when the embodied energy of the building fabric is recovered by recycling. The humble bicycle transforms human energy into forward motion almost effortless – humankind is capable of the production architecture of equal merit that serves urban life and human ecology well.’˝ More >>


Ron Fitch, Designer, TRIMO UK, United Kingdom

‘’The humble container must be one of the world’s most recognized objects. The vast quantity of containers one sees throughout the world means they provide an ideal low-cost starting point which, with an innovative design, can be used for an enormous amount of diverse applications.’’ More >>



Maja Lapajne, Marketing Director, TRIMO Group, Slovenia

˝Freedom of mind and movement, creative power of young people, endless possibilities of modular architecture has crashed together into Trimo Urban Crash 2013. I can’t wait to see all exciting ideas from all over the world.’’  More >>


Mitja Vovko, Architect, TRIMO Group, Slovenia

˝The modularity is probably as old as building itself. As example one might cite the almost 10.000 year history of bricks and bricklaying of nomadic tribes. In the middle ages, timber framed buildings were modulated on special sites outside cities. The structures were then transported to site and reassembled. It is certain logic to that in today’s time too. There might not be beauty involved but for sure there is sturdily, functionality, quality and creativity. Today we are trying to look even further. The question is how to address issues like cosiness, self sufficiency and transformability.˝ More >>



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