The Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia presented the projects Rakova Jelša City Park and the Renovation of Slovenska Street with the Golden Pencil Award for their excellent execution. Deputy Major Prof Janez Koželj was also recognised.
In the Golden Pencil Award justification for the project Renovation of Slovenska Street (Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Jana Kocbek, Davor Katušić, Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Marko Studen, Boris Matić, Miha Dobrin, Tomaž Krištof) the jury underlined that the success of Slovenska Street, as an urban area and an urban strategy, defies the expectations of the motorized society about the value and the impact of the project and states it is an important move and a commitment for pedestrian safety and public transport efficiency.
The project Rakova Jelša City Park (Rok Žnidaršič, Samo Mlaka, Klara Bohinc, Andraž Keršič, Martin Kruh, Aljoša Lipolt, Dino Mujić, Tamara Nemeth / Medprostor), which the jury labelled as a daring, yet unpretentious achievement of modern landscape architecture challenging the traditional static aesthetic of its genre and materials, maintenance and gardening rigidity that go along with it. In total, 58 projects were submitted for the Golden Pencil Award. The jury was comprised of Nina Granda, architect and editor of the Outsider magazine, architect Dean Lah, Brad Collett, landscape architect and visiting professor at the Biotechnical Faculty, and Maroje Mrduljaš, editor of the Oris magazine and architectural critic.
In addition, the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning awarded the Deputy Mayor Prof Janez Koželj the title Honorary Member for his contribution to the development of the profession as a lecturer of architecture and for his achievements in the process of urban renovation of Ljubljana and for model innovative wood constructions.