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Špela Videčnik

Architect and Founder at OFIS Arhitekti, Slovenia

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Špela Videčnik and Rok Oman, both graduates from the Ljubljana School of Architecture and London’s Architectural Association, established OFIS arhitekti in 1996. Its international team is based in Ljubljana and Paris.

Since its creation, the practice has been investigating space relations in different scales and context. Their build work is represented by various programs from public, sport, cultural and religious buildings to single and multiple housing. Most of their work is the result of winning competitions, including their internationally completed construction of a student residence on Route des Petits Ponts in Paris and  Football Stadium Bate Arena in Belarus.

Their academic research combines different interests and curiosities. They investigate European and local Slovenian identity in contemporary architectural language, which includes traditional knowledge of vernacular buildings into revitalizations, conversions and new build in Alpine Area.

They teach, run studios and workshops in various Schools for architecture including Harvard Graduate School of Design, ENSA Paris Val de Seine and Faculty for architecture in Ljubljana.