As the Prishtina’s dense population expands enormously, there is a need to evaluate how the ground can be used more efficiently to satisfy the demands of a growing city like Prishtina. The main idea of this project proposal by GG Group is to create more compact and dense living spaces to avoid the spreading.
The international development organization CHF Kosovo organized an interesting design competition for a “Green School” in Prishtina. The winning entry of this pilot school, was presented by Urban Plus. An remarkable example for ecological, social and economical sustainability.
Seen at nikomahe.com. More about the project after the break.
A new housing complex is being built in Preoc, a village near Prishtina. Named Marigona Residence, the complex will provide 150 individual houses, about 1000 apartments and it also includes some other facilities like recreational parks, a primary school, a hotel, a shopping center and a hospital.
aut. architetur und tirol as one of Austria’s most important architecture exhibition spaces, invited bad architects group to organize “Prishtina-Connection” exhibition about the topic of “identification”, which will be held in Innsbruck Austria and it will be on display starting from March 18.
Built in 2008 in a small valley near Suhareka, Buqalla Pools and Hotel is absolutely an impressive building, with pools surrounded by a breathtaking landscape. Designed by Gezim Pacarizi, this project is an award winner of World Architecture Awards – 4th cycle. Project description by Arhitectura Magazine after the break.
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.
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.
Dear readers, we are back again with new photos of the current constructions going on in Prishtina. Yes October, time of falling leaves is here with some new buildings and some already finished buildings. Images after the break.
A few weeks ago we received the latest issue of A10 Magazine (#29 sep/oct). Featuring this time an update of Architecture in Kosova. Which includes a very good set of projects done by Kosovan Architects, and also it includes an article about architecture in Kosova written by Lulzim Kabashi, partner at Ivanisin & Kabashi Architects.
The 25.400 square meter Euro Center Complex is a project design by Shehu Architects, located adjacent to the old part of the city of Prizren. The complex aims to create different infrastructures as car parking, shopping center, administrative offices and residential apartments.
Hello everyone. Finally we are back since our last post on April about construction updates in Prishtina. Most of the projects we’ve featured earlier before, now are at the completion of rough-in phase. Images after the break.
One of the last remaining and distinct architectural symbols of Prishtina, Hotel Union, was absorbed in fire this morning at approximately 2:00 am, causing considerable damages. All the efforts made by the Prishtina Fire Brigade to save the building which had its age working against it, were still impossible to localize the fire.
UPDATE: Added 3 more images
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stadium “Riza Lushta” in Mitrovica, in a five year period is expected to have a completely new look. Leaders of the football club Trepca’89 have submitted to the Municipality of Mitrovica the project proposal for the reconstruction of “Riza Lushta”.
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 “, “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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While checking on the web of IVANIŠIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI we found this great project proposal of a housing complex in Hajvalia (a neighborhood on the outskirts of Prishtina), an investment of KOHA Group. This complex design which was initiated on 2006, has a gross surface area of 9.500 m2 and a site area of 14.000 m2.
© 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.
Veranda Apartments, a complex of five residential buildings is a newly approved project by the Municipality of Prishtina, which will start its constructions in 2009. This complex will be located on a residential neighborhood on the west side of the city, in Arberia.
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.
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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.