It does not matter whether you are a native inhabitant or not, you need the knowledge and awareness that there is a great pressure on a beautiful coastal towns in Europe where parts of unsecured heritage are disappearing due to the priority given to economic viability and tourism, rather than giving priority to the maintenance and spatial quality.
The content of stone rugs is attached to the quality of the open space; not just the facade as an element of architecture but also the colours of the sea, sky, and vegetation co-create the city.
"The Stone rugs" that spread along the coastal town Piran's streets, backyards, squares, houses is made of a sandstone, a gray-coloured material from which the oldest Piran carpets are woven, embraces houses, churches, parks, the sea...
The main theme will be discovering the stone rugs in the historic cores, in this case in the coastal town Piran, which are accompanying us at every step of the past, present and therefore, we want to pave their way in the future. The aim is to highlight the very importance of using local materials according to established construction techniques as a sustainable way of building.
A workshop we are proposing is supposed to be a sample of an annual, geographically movable project throughout every single coastal town in the Mediterranean environment, including different profiles and institutions such as archaeologists, restorers, various companies and universities.