Annual Meeting of KAA

Kosova Association of Architects is organizing the Annual Meeting on date February 28 2009. Meeting will be held in Grand Hotel Prishtina, Prishtina starting from 09:30 in the large meeting room, 1st floor. The proposed Three year Development Programe 2009-2011 of the Association will be presented. ...

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Pacolli to build Prishtina’s Opera House?!

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Earlier in 2007, the Municipality of Prishtina completed a design competition for the project of  Opera House of Prishtina, and announced German studio “ARW Architekten” as the winner. The project had then an estimated cost of  20,5 million euro and created a great controversial debate in the general public, but also architects in between. One of the main accusations was that the entire project was a waste of money, especially since the winning proposal was a scandalous example of lack of creativity and quality design. An opera house should be a landmark building and an architectural inspiration to the city.

More about Mobility Centre Project

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The “International Spatial Design Competition for the Mobility Centre Project” in 2008,  sought ideas for a new transport interchange and city spatial plan for the city of Ferizaj, situated in southern Kosovo. The objective was to produce a catalyst for the regeneration of the urban centre by integrating all modes of transport into a Mobility Centre – linking this regional city to neighboring capitals.

Urban proposals for Kosova


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Cities targeted during the Kosovo conflict are ready for regeneration. What infrastructure do war torn cities need to sow the seeds of development and civic life? Arts / culture / sports / commerce / roads and rail transport at one extreme; tourism / oil pipelines and other resources / freight and freeways / foreign investment / military bases at the other.

Prishtina is Everywhere

After NATO-led KFOR troops ended civil war in Kosovo (1999), an instant building boom changed the capital Prishtina dramatically. Within a few years its population doubled, partly as a consequence of an influx of returning refugees. Local investors profited, creating quick returns on ‘hit and run’ projects. On the fringes of the city ‘maverick urbanism’ had a different face: family clans invested family capital in large houses, built on farmland. The result was a random spread and development of the city, causing serious functional and structural problems for the future.

National Library, Prishtina

Prishtina is growing, and to hell with the consequences, even though urban planning and enforcement of building regulations have a very low priority. In order to accommodate the fast-growing population, vacant spots in the capital are being filled with apartment block in do-it-yourself architecture (concrete frames and big, red perforated masonry blocks), with space into a construction pit overnight, as happened with a bathhouse in the old Turkish area.

Mobility Center Project in Ferizaj

The ‘International Spatial Design Competition for the Mobility Center Project’ sought ideas for a new transport interchange and city spatial plan for the city of Ferizaj, situated in southern Kosova. The objective was to produce a catalyst for the regeneration of the urban centre by integrating all modes of transport into a Mobility Centre – linking this regional city to neighboring capitals.

ENK Complex Prishtina, KS

Initiated in August 2006 the ENK Complex is a landmark urban development for the city center of Prishtina, the capital of the newly formed state of Kosova. The ENK Complex will be an intregrated multi-use development, providing the city centre with high-end office facilities, luxury residential accomodation, lavish reatil arcades and a five star hotel. These services of internation standard will be integrated with an extensive fully pedesrianized public area of multi-leveled parks that are easily accessible via ramps, scenis passageways and elevators. Discreet, but extensive parking facilities will be located below ground level.