VETERNIK Complex by KONAK Construction

The project of  Veternik complex is designed by KONAK Construction which mainly targets individuals and groups looking for a living place with a higher quality environment and visually attractive. The Veternik project includes,  different indigenous buildings with multipurpose areas intersecting each other in forming a modern complex. The Veternik...

The project of  Veternik compl...

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FLOWER MARKET BY ALFA PRODUCT

There is enough space in our lives to enrich with flowers and beautiful flower shops in the cities. The Municipality of Prishtina opened a competition for the best flower shop design and adjustment of the area behind the “Skenderbeu” statue opposite the Governments facility. Among all...

There is enough space in our l...

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BOOK CORNER IN PRISHTINA

The Book Corner Project is an idea initiated by the Municipality of Prishtina as an open competition for all architects. This idea began as a need to increase the awareness of the public opinion about the value of books and to promote some Publishing Houses. Prishtina,...

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The VXA Project

The two architectural companies’ one from Kosovo and the other from Switzerland collaborated in a project of building a house for the private investor. The house was built in a hill overlooking the city of Prishtina, away from the overcrowded city, the environment offers a wide...

The two architectural companie...

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Kosovo opens a plant for solar panels

Renewable energy has become very popular in a polluted world and with exhausted earth energy resources. One of the major innovation in renewable energy are the solar panels. Solar panels refers to a panel designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy for...

Renewable energy has become ve...

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Spitali i ri pediatrik-kirurgjik

Emiratet e Bashkuara Arabe (EBA) do të japin 22 milionë euro për ndërtimin e një spitali të ri pediatrik-kirurgjik në kuadër të Qendrës Klinike Universitare të Kosovës. Pamjet nga projekti ideor për Spitalin e ri Pediatrik-Kirurgjik të Fëmijëve, i cili do të fillojë të ndërtohet në...

Emiratet e Bashkuara Arabe (EB...

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V.G. Construction Building

Studio ARCADIS have recently designed a new administrative Building for the city of Prishtina. Their project, "V.G. Construction Building” will be located south of the Prishtina city, in Veternik, an area set for the new development of the city. More images and architects’ description after the break. V.G. Construction building, is...

Studio ARCADIS have recently d...

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City’s library proposal by XL architects

Designed by XL Architects, their library proposal project is a model of a public library meant for neighborhood libraries. The library project proposed for "Dardania" neighborhood, a part of the city which has been developing dynamically for the past few years, especially due to large-scale property development...

Designed by XL Architects, the...

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Prizren’s new stadium proposal

Football fans of Prizren’s main football club KF Liria, which competes on the elite league of Kosova, will have a new standard 15,000 seats stadium according to borozani.com, a local sports’ daily. This new arrangement involves the redevelopment of the Prizren’s city stadium “Perparim Thaci” and it’s surrounding...

Football fans of Prizren’s mai...

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Klan KOSOVA Television

“Klan KOSOVA Television” is one of the first examples of industrial building transformation in Kosovo (it was one a manufacturing plant for shock absorbers). It is seen as a model on raising people’s awareness in recycling and reusing materials. The architectural concepts generated from reused and recycled...

“Klan KOSOVA Television” is on...

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Gjakova park third prize proposal

Along the cobblestone streets, the architectural ensemble of the Old Bazaar emphasizes the importance of the cultural and historical values knitted by the society of the city of Gjakova over the years. The planning stages in ways that support civic engagement and continue with the...

Along the cobblestone streets,...

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ONUP Talks 2014 lectures

Exactly one year ago to this date we started the ONUP Talks series, where with the support of the Kosovar Ministry of Diaspora, we organized the symposium ONUP Talks 14: “Home or Abroad”, with diaspora professionals which have learned "habits" and "craft" from schools/places where they...

Exactly one year ago to this d...

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Correction to Gjakova’s Park…

As a follow up to our recent post Gjakova’s park Competition, it has been confirmed by one of the participants to the competition that the winners presented by our editorial are mistakenly shared. Apart from the winning proposal awarded to URBAN PLUS, the collaboration of architects...

As a follow up to our recent p...

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NARTEL CENTER

Located in the future building complex of the Lakrishte neighborhood, a new apartment building has been inserted into the existing context with remarkable ease. Architects of Nartel Company designed a composition based on the area's rise scale, which has made possible the incorporation of a higher...

Located in the future building...

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Revitalization of Adem Jashari Square?

Based on anonymously-presented submission, Shpend Ahmeti the mayor of Prishtina announced on his official Facebook profile, the project for the revitalization of Adem Jashari square floor, located in between the Municipality and the Assembly of Kosova. Revitalizing of Adem Jashari Square is a priority for the City...

Based on anonymously-presented...

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Ecoweek Prishtina 2015

EcoWEEK Prishtina 2015 shpalle vitin e dyte te ngjarjes , e cila do te mbahet kete vit nga 27 Shtatori deri me 04 Tetor 2015, ne Modelarium – Fakulteti i Arkitektures, Prishtine. ECOWEEK Prishtina eshte nje platforme konsultative per veprim te perbashket, e cila ndjek parimet e edukimit,...

EcoWEEK Prishtina 2015 shpalle...

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Villa 70 by MADEN Group

In a pocket of countryside between Mitrovica and Prishtina, lying in a small plot of no more than 200 square meters, the architects of the local firm MADEN Group, recently designed and built a 70 square meters vacation house. Architects’ description and images, after the break. Villa...

In a pocket of countryside bet...

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NM HOUSE by Arcadis Studio

The private housing market for single families is one of the only fields that the architects in Kosova still have some freedom to innovate and explore new conceptual and spatial possibilities. The project of ARCADIS Studio, is a good example of this fact. Designed by...

The private housing market for...

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Spatial Emotions book

Akademia Evolucion Interior Design department is launching an international book with the title Spatial Emotions on March 2015. It is aimed to reach variety of readers through the field of design, especially design students through English and Albanian speaking countries. Akademi Evolucion welcomes designers’ articles related...

Akademia Evolucion Interior De...

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National Library celebrates 70 years

The architectural creature of the famous Croatian architect Andrija Mutnjakovic, celebrated yesterday its 7th decade birthday. Listed as one of the most unpleasant constructions ever build, our national pride stands high above the critics with its overall figure, reminding us of our past, sheltering many...

The architectural creature of ...

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U.S. Embassy in Prishtina

Birmigham Business Journal reports that BL Harbert International has been commissioned for building works of the American Embassy in Prishtina, designed by New York’s Davis Brody Bond architects and planners. Read the full article by bizjournals.com after the break. Birmingham-based BL Harbert International will build the new...

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DIDA House by Pacarizi

The private housing market for single families is one of the few architectural structures that is positively changing during the recent years in Kosova. It is where architects still have the opportunity and some freedom to innovate and explore new conceptual and spatial possibilities. This...

The private housing market for...

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Follow up: Architecture in Kosova

Dear readers, 5 years ago since we started ONUP we have featured our magazine portal in various social networks, including here FLICKR, an image hosting and video hosting website. Therefore starting of today we will feature a selection from our Flick group, showing on this round photos of different...

Dear readers, 5 years ago sinc...

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International College in Mitrovica

In the multiethnic city and one of the oldest urban settlements of Kosova, Mitrovica, the new building of the International College opened last autumn, with the other one following at the other side of the “divided” city. The already build building, designed by URBAN Plus, is...

In the multiethnic city and on...

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Out of three, none started!

Even though over one million Euros of this year’s budget were planned for capital investments on the field of architecture, the Municipality of Prishtina still hasn't spent a dime on them in over a year. The three major projects which were planned to begin this year, still...

Even though over one million E...

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Remembering and forgetting as action

by Tevfik Rada - This editorial was originally translated to English by Ares Shporta. The rulers of each era tend to manipulate our environment, change it according to their own ideology, erase and re-create memory, in the doing of which they have a variety of methods available. Sometimes it happens...

by Tevfik Rada - This editoria...

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VIDEO: “Boro-Ramizi” Center

  We’ve just stumbled upon this awesome video on a TV show made in 1975 by the local Television of Prishtina, showing the enthusiasm of the capital's inhabitants, respectively employees of different companies for the construction of sports and recreation facilities, which then would be called Social Sports...

  We’ve just stumbled up...

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ONUP Talks on “Home or Abroad”

ONUP Talks is debuting on its first edition, as an architecture symposium organized by ONUP Platform with the support of the Kosovar Ministry of Diaspora, on a series of talks by well-known Kosovan architects and artists living and working all around the world. The event will...

ONUP Talks is debuting on its ...

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Ecoweek Kosova, October 12-19!

ECOWEEK Kosova, debuts this Sunday in Prishtina for the first time! Creating exciting opportunity to students and professionals from different countries, by bringing ECOOWEEK’s principles of education, cooperation, and sustainability in Kosova. Scheduled to take place this Sunday, with the opening lectures and welcomes at the...

ECOWEEK Kosova, debuts this Su...

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Ecoweek Prishtina 2014

As a non-governmental NGO with the mission to raise awareness on environmental issues and to promote the principles of sustainability, ECOWEEK organizes conferences and workshops across Europe that inspire and empower young architects to be active designers for the benefit of their communities. Now for the...

As a non-governmental NGO with...

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Minimax CITY Complex

During the last decade, Prishtina experienced a big movement of population which had an influence on the increase of the urban area within the city center. Therefore this new apartment building complex is aimed for the inhabitants who would rather not want to live in...

During the last decade, Prisht...

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Prishtina: Modernism Delayed

by Eliza Hoxha and Ilir Gjinolli The processes of urbanization of the inherited ottoman city in Kosovo and the transformation of the society from agricultural to an industrial one started very late comparing to the other cities in the Balkans and Europe. Between the 1914 and 1946,...

by Eliza Hoxha and Ilir Gjinol...

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Kosova Pavilion at 14′ Venice Biennale

After a very characteristic exhibit on the 13’ Architecture Biennale in Venice, Kosova’s Pavilion was entitled as one of the most photographed pavilion among the national pavilions. Now returning for the second time to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, local architect Gezim Pacarizi has been chosen to curate this year’s Pavilion.

Pacarizi responds to Rem Koolhas theme with the project “Visibility (Imposed Modernism)”, unveiling a circular tower built by traditional chairs, reflecting on the cultural qualities and socio-economic challenges of our country, specifically the old city of Prizren.

The full brief and more information by the author, after the break…

Kosova at the 14th Venice Biennale

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Kosova has announced that Kosova once again will be part of the Venice Architecture Biennale. Responding to this year’s director Rem Koolhaas’ theme, titled “Fundamentals”, Minister Krasniqi has appointed an Advisory Board, which will propose 3 to 5 potential candidates for curating this edition’s Pavilion of Kosova.

Kosovar students, competition winners

The annual students competition “Society for all ages” organized by UN-HABITAT and ICCC (International Council for Caring Communities), have announced the winners of its 2014 edition. Among the winners of the principal awards of the competition, second entry winners were Kosovar students, Dafine Shllaku and Laura Shllaku, with their project proposal for the development of an integrated community.

Best of ONUP 2013

It’s December, and we want to thank all of our visitors, contributors and partners on collaborating with us on increasing awareness of the architectural culture in Kosovo, followed by publications of local projects, architect profiles, and various architectural events!

Over the past 12 months we’ve introduced some awesome projects accomplished by the architectural practices in Kosovo, thus we would like to present a Top 10 of the most popular projects of 2013 assembled by the reactions and the shares of our visitors.

Until 2014, we wish you a Happy New Year full of love and lots of inspiration. Thank you!

PAW 2013: day 4 – Lulzim Kabashi

So we’re back with another Prishtina Architecture Week 2013 lecture. Presenting Lulzim Kabashi, the Kosovan-born architect from Ivanisin. Kabashi. Arhitekti practice, headquartered in Croatia. Kabashi walked the audience through their studio design projects, and the new developing project of “The New Prishtina” – West Zone regulatory plan.

Model School by Urban Plus

Prishtina capital is starting to flow and projects keep up going, with once again Urban Plus on the spotlight. Bringing a big focus on reusable and adaptable structures with the Green School project, Urban Plus is yet again laying their ambition of creating a school that raises the level of educational facilities in Kosova, providing a beautiful environment for the cultivation of culture, knowledge, art and ethics.

EUROPAN 12 GJILAN RESULTS!

EUROPAN KOSOVA has just published the results for Europan 12 Competition, taking site in Gjilan. Out of 35 projects submitted by young architects that we’re in the look of a more innovative result of urban solutions, with the theme “The Adaptable City”.

The jury of international architects has unanimously announced their verdict of no first prize winner, announcing the runner up entry with code XX634 and a special mention to the entry with code AH655.

PAW 2013: day 3 – Enric Ruiz Geli

Prishtina Architecture Week 2013 hosted a lecture by the respected architect Enric Ruiz-Geli, the founder of Cloud 9. Presenting his practice works, Enric Ruiz-Geli explained to the Kosovarian audience their office commitment to the use of new technological development and the perfomative dimension of architecture, creating smart structures mimicking nature.  A great example of his work is Media –TIC an innovative building project with a net-like steel structure, awarder by WAF 2011 World’s Building of the Year.