Belgrade International Architecture Week
Beogradska Internacionalna Nedelja Arhitekture


14th Belgrade International Architecture Week


9th – 30th May 2019

Topic of the 14th BINA 2019 POSITIVE/ACTIVE drew attention to the current and timeless examples of action in the urban planning and architectural practice which are characterized by a positive and proactive approach to the understanding and resolving of the issues of space.


→ Artget gallery, Republic Square 5/I

The exhibition Architecture of Aleksandar Stjepanović: Infrastructure of society, whose authors were Jelica Jovanović, Relja Ivanić and Marko Kažić, was produced as part of the 14th BINA 2019 and was focused on the architectural work of one of our most important architects. The post-war enthusiasm in the restoration and construction of Europe included the expansion of the building of educational, residential architecture and accompanying facilities. Yugoslavia did not lag behind: a new maxim of those times – 8 hours of work, 8 hours of leisure and 8 hours of sleep – also entailed spatial capacities within which such new life was to take place. In several decades, the country saw maximal investments per person in education and housing, which resulted in the release of an immense creative potential of the new generation of architects and, eventually, in the building of supreme architectural and urban planning works. Both as an author and co-author, Aleksandar Stjepanović was one of the most significant representatives of that epoch and that type of architecture, whose specific creative and recognizable tangible expression multiply improved and innovated the typologies which had been only too often reduced to standardized buildings, designed according to the “catalogue”.

The exhibition was followed by a series of lectures, panel discussions, workshops for adults and children, and walks, with the aim of gaining additional insight and deepening knowledge about the achievements of the architect Stjepanović in the field of residential architecture, as well as designed facilities for child protection, schooling and higher education.


NEW TRADITION: NEW TRADITION: At a table with Architecture and Art from South Tyrol
→ Art Gallery, 6 Knez Mihailova St

The format New Tradition follows up to the successful exhibition “Hosting the Dolomites – Appropriation of Space 7/7”, shown in Moscow, Vienna, Zagreb and Thessaloniki between 2016 and 2018. The re-adaptation of the exhibition concept aligns to the Theme of the BINA 2019 “Positive and Active”, fostering a deeper relation to the cultural and build environment, showing 8 architecture and 8 art positions. The exhibition concept rests upon the well-known hospitality of South Tyrol by expressing its cultural and multi-lingual character. As being a three-language speaking region, with a many faceted cultural scene, the exhibition aims to extend an invitation at the common table. Visitors take a seat at the big table, where architectonical and artistic dishes are served (exhibited).
Authors: David Calas i Liza Trockner
Participants: Roland Baldi Architects, Bergmeisterwolf Architekten, Veronika Mayr, Messner Architects, Plasmastudio, Peter Pichler Architecture, Christian Schwienbacher, Totronic, Elisa Alberti, Mirijam Heiler, Thomas Huck, Martin Kargruber, Arthur Kostner, Giancarlo Lamonac, Josef Rainer, Maria Walcher
Production: Südtiroler Künstlerbund
Partner: Austrian Cultural Forum

→ Plateau in front of the CCB, Republic Square

The projects that were included in the exhibition were all examples of contemporary, sustainable architecture by Danish firms. On the exhibition were presented socially sustainable projects that are programmed for interaction, environmentally sustainable projects that reduce emissions by converting sun, wind and water into energy, and economically sustainable projects, where abandoned buildings and even entire districts are being put to different use. The exhibition was accompanied by a series of lectures in cooperation with the Embassy of Denmark in Belgrade.
Authors: DANISHTM ARCHITECTURE, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Danish Design & Architecture Initiative

→ Gallery FFA, 53 Knez Mihailova St

By applying the design methodical tools, the authors of the exhibition “Modern in Belgrade” innovatively present selected architectural works and spatial ambiances created during the Cold War period on the territory of Belgrade. The exhibition summarizes the results of a long-term research of the authors in the domain of visual representation of the post-war modernist heritage of Belgrade architecture.
Authors: Iva Bekić, Irena Gajić, Dalia Dukanac, Stefan Đorđević, Snežana Zlatković, Mirjana Ješić, Hristina Stojanović, Petar Cigić

→ 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 the Ured Studio and AKVS teams were shown at the exhibition.

→ Kolektiv Gallery, 53 Karađorđeva St

Prestigious international architectural Piranesi Award, conferred since 1989, is part of the international conference Piran Days of Architecture (PDA). Award-winning work should reflect contemporary architecture’s respect for its natural, cultural and historical context. The first Piranesi Award was awarded in 1989 to Serbian architect and artist Bogdan Bogdanović for the Dudik Memorial Park in Vukovar, Croatia. In 2018, the thirtieth, jubilee, Piranesi prize was awarded. National selectors from nine invited European countries, as well as student-selectors from twelve invited European architectural faculties, nominated 41 architectural works and 22 student projects. After a long break in 2018, in the jubilee thirtieth season of the Piranesi award, the works of Serbian architects executed in the last two years were included in the nomination. The selector for Serbia was the Slovenian-Serbian architect Andrej Strehovec.


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 ten walks in its program: Yugoslav United Bank by Huga Erlih, Old downtown of Yemun from 14th to the 20th century, Cerak Vinogradi Residential Area, The Building of Radio Belgrade, Architect Aleksandar Stjepanović – Educational spaces / Novi Beograd – Novi Sad, The Building of PRIZAD (TANJUG), Along the Alleys of the New Cemetery, Pančevo, stories about the city and citiyens, Women in Architecture between 1900 and 1960, Architecture and Memory: Jewish Heritage in Belgrade.



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 Crown Plaza Hotel.
Participants / lecturers: Guardian, Mapei, Eurodom, Ured Studio, AKVS, Xella, Alumil, Bratislav Tošković (Parviainen Architects, Finska), PlanRadar


This year the world celebrates 100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus, the State School of Architecture and Applied Arts, which was founded by architect Valter Gropius in 1919 in Weimar, Germany. In the short time of its existence, this school employed and educated some of the most famous names of European and later American, architecture and design by 1933. Besides Gropius, lecturers at the Bauhaus were Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and others. On this occasion, BINA 2019 organized several lectures and student workshops, as well as an exhibition of student works and walks dedicated to the heritage of the Bauhaus.
Lecturer: Milena Zindović, ŽAD
Workshop and exhibition coordinators: Natalija Jovanović, Predrag Maksić / Assistant: Ana Cvijanović / Participants: students of the Belgrade School of Polytechnics

Project presentation and panel discussion

Shared Cities Creative Momentum (SCCM) is a European cultural platform within the Creative Europe program that is reconsidering the contemporary urban challenges of European cities. After the first successfully realized project within this platform, at BINA 2017, Urban Hub 1 – Plateau, at this year’s BINA, Urban Hub 2 – Multifunctional Spot was presented. The project was realized in cooperation with NGO Škogled, Goethe-Institut and the “Vlada Obradović Kameni” Primary School. Urban Hub 2 – Multifunctional Spot was a collectively conceived intervention in a schoolyard – a summer classroom in the open air, in the Ledine residential area, aimed at improving the quality of life in a community. The focus of the panel discussion was on spaces of productivity – urban development based on spaces of productivity emphasizes the need for a radical reorganization of society in order to achieve sustainability. Productivity spaces work against consumerism and commodification, as starting points for city planning that provide opportunities to improve the lives of all citizens, with less consumption and more production.


Annual Awards for Architecture in the period May 2018 – April 2019
Architecture and urban planning competitions in the period May 2018 – April 2019
Organizers: Association of Belgrade Architects (ABA) and the Union of Architects of Serbia (UAS)

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