NAi Debates on Tour: Unbuilt Prishtina

On 25th of Februarary 2010, the NAi (Netherlands Architecture Institute) teamed up with Archis Interventions, hosted the debate "Unbuilt Prishtina" featuring Marcel Musch from BVR Adviseurs, Ruimtelijke Ontwikkelin and Wilma Ruis from De Beuk organisatieadvies, and a panel of representatives of the Municipality of Prishtina, members of the...

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SKYPE LECTURE Prishtina Connection

SKYPE LECTURE Prishtina Connection by bad architects group, live from the aut. architektur und tirol in Innsbruck, Austria and from Ogilvy Kosova in Prishtina, Kosova. Starting from 19.00h, 25th of March 2010. Limited engagement, RSVP to welcome@bad-architects.gp until 12.00h, March 25th.  Download Invitation here...

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DEBATE Unbuilt Prishtina

On Thursday the 25th of February, the NAi and Archis Interventions, organize a debate in Prishtina, between Dutch and Kosovan experts. The subject of the debate is civilian participation in the planning of urban public space and new planning tools. Confirmed Dutch Participant are Mr....

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A Home for You by Maden Group


During 2009, Maden Group a local practice of young architects and engineers  published their first catalog, A Home for You. The catalog includes a wide selection of house projects, ranging from smaller ecological houses, to XL houses, which go in parallel with a series of writings from different fields as architecture, urbanism, interior design, and engineering.

Benneton – ex Union Hotel

After the burning of Union Hotel, the owning company of the building started with the renovation of it. €3.2 millions will be invested to renovate the destroyed building, which received the blessing of the municipal authorities in order to preserve its old architectural style. According to the owner Tafaj 3ha, it’s planned to open a “Benetton” store, ateliers and a modern bar-restaurant.

After the break, the Arassociati Architects description and project visualization.

New City Library in Gjakova

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Last Saturday June 13th, the completion of the new city library named on the behalf of the first president of Kosova “Ibrahim Rugova”, was inaugurated on the presence of the Fatmir Sejdiu – President of Kosova, Valton Beqiri – Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, and on the presence of Pal Lekaj – Mayor of Gjakova.

Prishtina Stadium Renovation

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The stadium that is used as a multi-functional sport field is located in the center of the city. In the fifties some small tribune were build along the field with a capacity of 5.000 seats. Then was rebuilt in the 80’s by expanding on its sides and the upper West grandstands were added covered with a huge steel roof, creating a space for 38,500 fans.

Library school “Bunateka”

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The main problem for the majority of the youth in Kosova is that they live in or originate from rural zones. There are few villages in which reading possibilities are available for young people.  A large number of village schools do not possesses their own library,  most of the young people are unprepared and insufficiently informed for the current working environment.

Municipal Court project proposal

One of our readers has shared with us some 3D images of the project proposal for the Municipal Court in Prishtina by the local architects INFINIT. According to this proposal the new Court will be located in Ulpiana,  in a site with intermediate scale between an apartment complex and a public green area.

More images after the break.

Construction Updates * April 2009, PR

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April construction updates from Prishtina. This time we bring to you, the interrupted works of Grand Hotel, Iliria Hotel reconstructions, nearly finished buildings of “Ministry of Internal Affairs” and “Arts and Science Academy”, “Mother Tereza” cathedral, ENK Complex digging works. And some ongoing construction pics of Pejtoni residental, Donika apartments, Arberia housing units, Veranda apartments, Edri highrise, Nartel apartments, Kalbria housing units, and  roundabout constructions.

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‘Prishtina Capital’ publication

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© Günter Richard Wett

Bad Architects Group announced their publication “Prishtina Capital”. This publication edited by Ursula Faix and Paul Burgstaller contains contributions by Edmond Hajrizi, Thomas Hrabal, Georg Grasser, Binak Beqaj, Arno Ritter and students projects from the University of Business and Technology, Prishtina. Additionally it contains amazing city portrait photographs of Prishtina, by Günter Richard Wett.

Construction Updates * March 2009, PR

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March construction updates from Prishtina. On-going constructions of a Shopping Center in Sunny Hill, Donika apartments in Ulpiana, Grand Hotel restoration, a residential highrise in Pejton, roundabout constructions, housing units in Arberia, Edri highrise complex in Lakrishte, and Fitorja apartments in Lakrishte.

Images after the break.

Donika II Highrise Complex

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The current trend to build tall in Prishtina continues. In Lakrishte, very close to the ENK Complex, another highrise complex has started constructions.  The project called “Donika II” will have a  mixed-use function, like most other projects planned in Lakrishte, in accordance with the regulation plan for the area.

Urban Regulatory Plan of Dodona

Dodona lies in the city center of Prishtina. It is located on the border between the old town in the north-east and the new Prishtina, constructed during Yugoslav times in the south-west. One of Prishtina’s largest parks, the city park, is located on the eastern border of Dodona.