Belgrade International Architecture Week
Beogradska Internacionalna Nedelja Arhitekture


13th Belgrade International Architecture Week

From Communis to Communication

10th – 31st May 2018

The theme of the 13th BINA festival is dedicated to communications in architecture, communication through architecture and spreading ideas about relationships in the spaces of the city. Communis means “common, community and sharing”, and communicare “to make something common”. Architecture and architects promote the development of space, social processes and cities by representing the public interest, improving communities and communication.


→ Gallery RTS, 10 Takovska St

The exhibition Ivan Antić – Architectonic, curated by Dijana Milašinović Marić and Igor Marić, was produced as part of the 13th BINA 2018, and it presented the life and architectural work of this architect. Ivan Antić is one of the most important Serbian architects, who represented, both in terms of design, construction and content, the precise embodiment of the ideals of the era in which he created. His extensive and award-winning oeuvre contains numerous realized and designed architectural works, among which are masterpieces of Serbian architecture, such as The Museum of Contemporary Art at Ušće, the Museum in Šumarice (with I. Raspopović), the “25 maj” Sports Centre, the “Pinki” Sports Hall in Zemun, the Olympic swimming pool at Poljud in Split, the Dom pionira complex, together with the Radio Television Belgrade building and the Duško Radović Theatre in Belgrade, the “Breza” Hotel in Vrnjačka Banja, the “Narvik” Hotel in Kikinda and the Hyatt Hotel in Novi Beograd, the Secretariat of Interior building in Guberevac, the Politika House in Krupanj, etc., all of them being purposeful and aestheticized architectural forms, practically the sublimation of the objectification of content-related and constructive requirements.

The exhibition was followed by a series of lectures, panel discussions, guided tours, workshops for adults and children, and walks, with the aim of gaining additional insight and deepening knowledge about the achievements of the architect Antić, the influences on contemporary architectural creativity, as well as the position of women in modern Serbian architecture.


→ Art Gallery, 6 Knez Mihailova St

For the purporse of the exhibition six architectural studios were selected, that have formed and produced their first works during crucial decade of transformation of Lisbon (the period that coincides with the existence of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2007-2017) – six studios that have shaped the city as much as they have been shaped by it. From these architecture studios, we feature six spaces that acted as settings for the dramas of life in Lisbon. To demonstrate the role that built spaces play in our lives, this exhibition invited a local author to write stories set in these active, responsive spaces. A filmmaker and crew staged and recorded the story, and this is at the center of the exhibition.
Concept and organization: Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal
List of participants: Studio aspa, Studio Barbas Lopes Architects,Studio can ran, Studio Miguel Marcelino, Studio PLCO Architects, Studio site specific architecture
Integral part of the exhibition is the film Lisbon Acts: Pedro Cabeleira, director, Patrícia Portela, writer, Catarina Botelho, photographer

→ Gallery RTS, 10 Takovska St

The exhibition Housing 2017 aimed to introduce housing in the post-socialist countries of Europe through 60 different housing facilities and projects created in the period 2015-2017.
Editor: Aleksandar Keković


→ Kolektiv Gallery, 53 Karađorđeva St

Exhibition City in architecture | Architecture in the city – 18/17 – Bečkerek | Petrovgrad | Zrenjanin was the answer to the theme of this year’s BINA: communication in architecture and communication through architecture. What makes the city special and yet part of a wider social and architectural space? How do we recognize our peculiarities and do they serve us for better communication? Can a quality architectural space be the basis for recognizing and understanding the community?
Authors: Vesna Karavida, Jelka Đorđević

→ Scandinavian Pavillion, 1 Mila Milutinovića St

In this way, BINA wants to affirm and initiate the linking of young creators, and form the BINA ALUMNI CLUB – a creative hub for a network of young professionals allowing them to share knowledge and participate in the development and sharing of European ideas, through multidisciplinary projects, while simultaneously presenting architecture as a part of culture. This year, the works and realizations of studios: TIM8, S.O.B.A, Raster Kolektiv, Proces, Pilastro, Koordinata.


Thematic walks through the architecture of the city intended for the widest audience are organized every year in cooperation with various organizations, individuals and institutions. This year’s BINA included fourteen walks in its program: The bridge of the King Alexander the First in Belgrade, Communication through architecture – day trip to Zrenjanin, Arch. Ivan Antić and Ivanka Raspopović – Memorial museum ‘’21. October’’ in Šumarice (1968-1975), Knowledge and communication – amphitheatres of Belgrade University, Aval tower – now and forever…, The building of PRIZAD (TANJUG), Belgrade radio television complex building and the Children’s Cultural Centre and the Small Theatre “Duško Radović”, Women in architecture between 1900 and 1960, The banks of Sava river and what connects them – DOCOMOMO Boat Ride, Along the alleys of the New Cemetery, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, The building of Radio Belgrade is 85 years old.




Architects/Designers/Practitioners is a series of lectures for professionals dedicated to improving and advancing knowledge in connecting architecture and the latest technical-technological and innovative products and materials. The lectures aim to upgrade professional architectural, design and practical experiences, as well as to find sustainable solutions that are oriented towards the future of architecture. This year’s seminar was held at the RTS Gallery.
Participants / lecturers: Arhi pro, Guardian, Mapei, Xella, Knauf, Alumil, Buck, Eurodom


The European Future Architecture Platform, co-financed from the Creative Europe Program (2018/2021), after the first two-year cycle, has entered into the second, four-year cycle. The Future Architecture Platform now gathers an even greater number of institutions and organisations (20) from 16 European countries with the purpose to present visions of the future of architecture from the perspective of the generation of professionals who are just now entering the scene and who are going to be responsible for the future shapes of our environment in which we are going to live in. The intent of this platform is that the work of the chosen authors be shown in as many countries as possible, thereby allowing for new contacts and new forms of cooperation to be made both between the selected authors as well as with the platform members and organizers.

Within the framework of the “Future of Architecture” platform, the BINA workshop moved from general to specific, the suburb of Ledine and the case of BAS STOP FACELIFT were chosen. The intention was to use concrete examples of mini-locations, at five bus stops, to try to see the possibility of spatial interventions and implement all phases and elements of space creation, from location analysis, surveying citizens – representatives of the local community, conceptual solutions, public discussion, to development project and realization.
Participants: Studio ADAMICZKA.BROMA (Poland), MELEEM (Macedonia), Studio SKREI (Portugal), Studio SMiA (Spain), Architectural Thinking School For Children (Belarus), Student team, Faculty of Applied Arts (Serbia)
Mentors:  BiljanaBranković (Faculty of Applied Arts, Belgrade), Breda Bizjak (Society of Architects of Istria), Mihal Duda and Malgorzata Devozges Cuber (Museum of Architecture, Wroclaw). 


SCCM is a four-year cultural program within the Creative Europe program jointly launched by partners from 7 cities in Central and Southeastern Europe – from Berlin, Prague, Bratislava, Katowice, Warsaw, Budapest and Belgrade. SCCM is an international network for the development of creative discourse that emerges from the intersection of architecture, art, urbanism and the sharing economy in order to contribute to the transformation of urban spaces. Preparation for the City Hub 2 project, which is a continuation of the first part started a year earlier, began in February 2018. The project of cooperation with the community on the improvement of the open city space started in May 2018, during the BINA manifestation FROM COMMUNIS TO COMMUNICATIONS and lasted for the next six months. This year, a series of workshops, talks, case studies and round tables were organized as part of the accompanying program.


Annual Awards for Architecture in the period May 2017 – April 2018
Architecture and urban planning competitions in the period May 2017 – April 2018
Organizers: Association of Belgrade Architects (ABA) and the Union of Architects of Serbia (UAS)

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