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.
International Village, is one of the first housing development of its kind in Kosova in collaboration with the Municipality of Prishtina. It contains 108 residential units, and a large recreational area. The design of this housing units has been developed by architectural studios from US and Kosova, respectively Yamasaki Associates and Anarch.