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CEI award at International Design Competition assigned to a Serbian designer. Awarding ceremony in Trieste on 19 September

The Serbian designer Ivana Sovilj, born in 1977, is the winner of the CEI Award presented in the framework of the International Design Competition “Trieste Contemporanea”.

Her project represents the medieval city of Korcula, situated on the Adriatic Croatian island bearing the same name. Sovilj concentrated on the urban structure of the city: the streets are oriented in order to have a continuous exchange of air, while remaining sheltered from strong winds. The map of the city resembles a fishbone. This shape is presented as the symbol of the city: it is in every aspect its "skeleton." The object will be made of bronze casting and gold plated.  

The International Design Competition “Trieste Contemporanea”, organised every two years by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, is open to designers from all 18 CEI countries as well as from Germany, Turkey and the Baltic Countries. This year’s edition was held under the theme “MAP PIN”. Among the various prizes, the CEI Award (3.000 EUR) is addressed to the best designer from a non-EU CEI country.
The opening of the exhibition of the selected and winning projects as well as the awarding ceremony are both taking place in Trieste, at Studio Tommaseo, on 19 September at 7.00 pm.  

Interview with award winner available here
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