H House by 4M Group

With a growing reputation for celebrating the heritage of the Republic of Kosovo, 4M Group sought to reflect the cultural legacy and illustrate a renewed optimism in Pristina with the creation of H House. Demonstrating awareness of the dichotomy of Kosovo’s recent history, the client...

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New National Stadium for Kosovo by Tabanlioglu

Istanbul based Tabanlioglu Architects have designed a new national stadium for Kosovo. Located in Drenas, the 30,000-seat stadium will be built 12 miles from the country's capital of Pristina and become the new home for the Kosovo national football team. Made to bring people together, the urban project aims to...

Istanbul based Tabanlioglu Arc...

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FC Prishtina Training Complex

A large training complex has been appointed and designed exclusively for the football club of Prishtina. This facility is the next chapter in the club’s rich identity, set to make an ongoing contribution to quality of sports, especially football. The complex design is well integrated in...

A large training complex has b...

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Embassy Compound of the US in Prishtina

US Embassy in Prishtina is nearing its completion, therefore we would like to bring to you more from the inside, together with the perspective of commissioned architects, Davis Brody Bond, which played quite a role to this renewed architectural measure to America's diplomatic presence in Kosova. By creating...

US Embassy in Prishtina is nea...

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ENK Complex REDESIGN

Within a decade, the city of Prishtina, has changed a lot, especially on the construction field, redefying the silhouette of the city with all newly build projects, some of which we have featured at our site during these years. The most notable one was ENK...

Within a decade, the city of P...

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the CITYisEVERYWHERE

The Kosova's Pavilion concept in Biennale of Venice curated by Eliza Hoxha, revolves around the idea of ”house” as a compensation for the city. During ‘90s Kosovo Albanians were expelled from all activities of public institutional life because of the political conflicts in ex—Yugoslavia. Due to...

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Kosovan team finalist of YA Competition

Announced by the YAC – Young Architects Competition the international architectural competition launched last month the Observatory Houses competition aiming to find a new use for Roccascalegna taking advantage of the potential of an oneiric setting with remarkable skies. The aim of this contest of ideas was to create...

Announced by the YAC – Young A...

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Gëzim Paçarizi at TEDxTirana

"Architecture can improve people’s lives" speech of Gëzim Paçarizi at TEDxTirana. Gëzim strongly believes that Architecture should improve peoples lives. A city should be a good place to live. A School should inspire learning. A House should be a place inspiring happiness....

"Architecture can improve peop...

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Termokiss

Termokiss is a community-run center in Prishtina with the mission of urban and civil exchange, reflection and change making. It all started in summer 2016 when 45 volunteers were brought together in order to revitalize an abandoned building with the aim of empowering youngsters in Prishtina....

Termokiss is a community-run c...

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The National Judo Center

The National Judo center whose design HomeProject Studio completed a few months ago as the winner of the competition announced by Ministry of Culture and Sports, will be built within Peja's center, on the "Madeleine Albright" street - an area that is all surrounded by...

The National Judo center whose...

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The Museum of Nature by G+A Architects

G+A Architects have shared with us their project proposal for the Museum of Nature Competition. Through the design phase the bureau has seriously taken into consideration the impact of the new building into the surrounding area covered in soft pines, neighboring houses, sport fields and...

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Barrio B by Ardi CC

We believe architecture in Kosova is growing to a better place, daily more works of our local practices are being advertised on international architectural websites. Therefore we would like to bring you  the latest work from ARDI CC, Barrio B lounge bar, published recently on...

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NEW PRISHTINA HORIZON

BMA have proposed 95,000 square meters mixed used development in Prishtina, a design proposal characterized by different scales and typologies demanding a new approach, to the current developments in Prishtina. The project aims at an evolutionary development of these housing typologies. Whereas the project is still under...

BMA have proposed 95,000 squar...

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KAF: Back to the Future

Kosovo Architecture Festival progressing from Prishtina Architecture Week will this year for the first time in its history take place not only in Prishtina, but other major cities in Kosovo! New cities, new concept KAF will also expand from an architecture week to a festival. Rich programme...

Kosovo Architecture Festival p...

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Museum Of Natural History

Hidroing-DK has won the first prize in a local competition to design the new “Museum of Natural History” in Prishtina. Selected over many other proposals, the winning scheme by Hidroing-DK concept as described by the authors as a connection to the sky, with the creator, through the gallery where...

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Ciao Berto showroom by Molos Group

From the architect. Inspired by the form of trees in the wood, this furniture company showroom, takes an artistic form, a sculpture on itself. Brown is a natural, down-to-earth neutral color. Since it is found mostly in wood, the facade represents it with a brown combined...

From the architect. Inspi...

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German Embassy in Pristina

German Embassy in Pristina – Kosovo, contracted the architecture office “Ferizi + Ferizi Architects” to plan and implement an Annex Office building for their purposes. As detached part of this building is designed the waiting area, as alone standing structure. By removing the flexible exterior wall...

German Embassy in Pristina – K...

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KODRINA MASTER PLAN

Studio Libeskind in collaboration with architect of record Murseli Architects + Partners has won an international competition for the masterplan of ”Kodrina” complex in Prishtina, Kosovo. More images and architect's description on following. Studio Libeskind (in collaboration with !melk and Buro Happold Engineering) has won the international design...

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VERANDA F2

Beginning from the solution of urban geometry through the simplicity of geometric forms to achieve the architectural complex by VIZARK & Bau Academy, which at the same time should ensure the functionality, reliability and the privacy of residents which actually constitute a building, a function,...

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“OLD BAZAAR” third place winner

The third prize - proposal by Fatlum Radoniqi and Arben Vërzivolli in collaboration with IVANIŠIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI. Located in the historic centre, the project site (8600m²) is characterized by its own edge, unlike other much smaller surrounding parcels. Clear limits suggested that we take advantage of...

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“OLD BAZAAR” Competition winner

The main idea of FERIZI+FERIZI architects, the winning entry of the “OLD BAZAAR” competition announced by the Municipality of Prishtina is to create an open, passable public space – a square that allows residents and visitors to enjoy all types of activities, especially the city’s Green market. With...

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The Peja Hill Project

In the south-west part of Peja, 2 km from the city center, the newest most modern and urban planned project, has started taking form. The new project called PejaHill is the newest neighborhood of Peja's city. With 3 types of houses (Type A, B and C)...

In the south-west part of Peja...

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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...

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Event: ECOWEEK Prishtina 2016

ECOWEEK Prishtina 2016 International Conference & Sustainable Design Workshops is being organized for the third time in Prishtina/Kosovo by ECOciety. It will take place at Germia National Park and in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture during 10-25 September. This international event is related to...

ECOWEEK Prishtina 2016 Inter...

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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...

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The Yellow Lego of Criticism

A huge four meters tall Lego monument in Mother Teresa Boulevard in Prishtina (capital city of Kosovo) is called Let Go EU (original: LEtGO EU) and the explanation sign attached to the monument says “Europe is built on common values of nations and states. Kosovo...

A huge four meters tall Lego m...

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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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Bunatek for AKAW 2016

A series of public libraries for disadvantaged youth in rural areas, BUNATEKA, by architect Bujar Nrecaj has been shortlisted for AGHA KHAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2016. More on the project, please link to our previous post.    VIDEO PRESENTATION URL...

A series of public libraries f...

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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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“SEAMbisiosis” winners of Europan 13 Gjakova

Dea Luma, Erblin Bucaliu, and Rrita Pula are the architects of one of the winners of the Europan 13 Architecture Competition. Their project “SEAMbiosis”, is the winning proposal for the historic city of Gjakova, aiming to revitalize the city center and further develop the “Krena” riverbank, as well as create better connectivity within town.

More images and architects’ description after the break.

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...

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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: Visar Geci

  Watch above the video talk by Visar Geci of INNARCH the architectural practice famous for their Don Cafe conceptual interior designs, giving an extent to which technology has transformed the architecture, and the challenges of architecture education abroad....

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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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Transforming Garibaldi Street

With the goal to convert the city’s central road, into a more elegant space that befits the functionality and the touristic attraction to the city, the Department of Infrastructure of Prishtina municipal have begun with the regeneration of Garibaldi Street. Garibaldi Street is one of the...

With the goal to convert the c...

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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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BMA + Tresi proposal on Gjakova’s Park

Aiming to consolidate the park site in to a more rational space, the team led by Besian Mehmeti Architects and Rron Tresi have won the special mention award, on the competition launched by municipal of Gjakova to redesign city’s park area. Designed to act as a welcoming landmark for the...

Aiming to consolidate the park...

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Gjakova’s park Competition

READ THE CORRECTION ARTICLE! Architectural competitions in Kosova have been a disappointment ever since. Frequently inadequately organized, unfair, and usually unrealized. Worse, the state and municipal bodies who organize most competitions don’t care on drawing up contemporary competition briefs, and generally only announce them on their own...

READ THE CORRECTION ARTICLE! ...

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Celesi architecture TV shows

“Celesi” TV show is an architecture TV show, produced by Eliza HOXHA, a Kosova-based architect and RTV21, a television broadcaster, as the only architecture TV series developed for Kosovan public that profiles local architecture scene, taking the viewer on an up-close and informative tour — not just...

“Celesi” TV show is an archite...

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