‘We need contemporary culture and art, places of critical sociability and we need spaces adapted for their development. We do not wait for ideal conditions, we realize them. We begin to use abandoned spaces, we adapt them and use them at the same time, the content is developed together with the architecture serving it. Architecture ceases to be just a framework for the social events and becomes one of the protagonists’.
Platforma 9,81 are a collective of architects and designers from Croatia engaged collaboratively and independently in the critical rethinking and debate of urban planning and public space. Platforma 9,81 advocates for spatial justice and informed, educated and active citizenship included in the spatial development of the community. Founder Miranda Veljačić together with Dinko Peračić and others represented Croatia at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture with a project entitled “we need it - we do it” which will be presented here. The project was awarded with Grand prix at the 53rd Zagreb Salon of Architecture Award 2018.