The event presents a selection of winners of the The French Women Architects Prize and their outstanding projects, brought to Slovakia by the professional association Women Architects. “Prix des Femmes Architectes” is organised since 2013 by the French organisation ARVHA – Research Association of the city and habitat and supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the French Ministry of women’s rights and the Order of architects of France.
The exhibition took place at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, in the newly rebuilt gallery space of the Institute of Urban Design and Planning. The former structure of small office rooms has been converted the original state of an multipurpose open area, which will be serving as a gallery for the projects of the French female architects for two weeks, as a first ever exhibition in the space. The head of the institute Mr. Architect Bohumil Kováč has been very enthusiastic about the event, claiming that the historic view of the architecture as a male profession is gradually changing and that this exhibition is a proof of how much women can offer in this field.
Véronique Descharrières (left) with Catherine Guyot (middle) and Andrea Klimko (right).
Catherine Guyot explained about the award and in particular the reasons behind it, moreover she went out of her way to comment on each of the awarded architect and their project, to express her personal point of view in addition to the general information on the exhibition panels.
From the right: Véronique Descharrières (Director of Bernard Tschumi Urbanists Architects, Paris), Prof. Bohumil Kováč (Head of the Institute of Urban Design and Planning), Andrea Klimko (Founder of Women Architects, Director of Andrea Klimko Architects) and Catherine Guyot (Founder of the Prix des Femmes Architectes, Paris).