Belgrade International Architecture Week
Beogradska Internacionalna Nedelja Arhitekture


16th Belgrade International Architecture Week

22nd April – 20th May 2021


→ Art Gallery, 6 Knez Mihailova St

The exhibition Belgrade Housing School 1960-1980. Complexity of ideas. whose author was Tanja Damljanović Konli and which was produced as part of the 16th BINA2021, aimed the focus of this year’s manifestation on the phenomenon of the Belgrade School of Housing – on the beginning of the development of a complex idea manifested and realized during the 20th century, most intensively from the end of the 1950s to the mid-1980s in areas of the former Yugoslavia, and within the exhibition with special accent on Belgrade. The Belgrade school of housing can rightly be considered a key factor in the development of housing in the recent history of Serbian architecture. Many architects who studied at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade after the Second World War chose and specialized in the field of designing more flexible and functional apartments and settlements that would be tailored to people. The revolution in the way of thinking, known as “every individual’s right to an apartment”, in the search for a classless society, was brought about by the ideology of communism established after the Second World War. Then, in the second half of the twentieth century, multi-family housing began to be considered on a larger scale. Apart from the quality of the organizational schemes of apartments and building complexes as well as the complexity of the urban planning solutions of neighborhood units, the so-called “blocks”, the concept that we recognize as the Belgrade School of Housing enabled a high degree of utilization and comfort of an individual’s life, which is why it is highly valued in the profession today.

The exhibition was followed by a series of lectures, panel discussions, workshops for adults and children, which tried to answer some of the questions that arise as challenges to contemporary architectural practice – to what extent the inherited experience and legacy of the Belgrade School of Housing can help contemporary residential architecture reach more range.


→ Gallery FFA, 53 Knez Mihailova St

The Piran Days of Architecture (PDA), in cooperation with the Belgrade International Architecture Week (BINA), presented an international architectural exhibition for the Piranesi Award 2019 by displaying 47 projects of architects and 33 student projects from ten Central European countries (Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia) realized in the last two years. In year 2019, Serbia was presented for the second time at the Piran Days of Architecture (PDA) international conference in Slovenia, but for the first time with a student selection. Serbian architects also competed for the eminent architectural Piranesi award (31st season of the award) within the PDA (37th edition of the conference). he purpose of the conference is to evaluate the current architectural trends and to present the most innovative ideas of architectural and spatial production in the region of Central Europe. The selector for Serbia was the Slovenian-Serbian architect Andrej Strehovec.

→ 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 studio MAIN Architects and Studio OBE.

→ Architects’ Collective, 20 Drinčićeva St

The 3rd edition of Timișoara Architecture Biennial – Beta 2020 addressed the theme of responsibility for the present and future built and yet unbuilt environment, in an attempt to become a platform that articulates a position towards the ever increasing pressures (ecological, social, cultural, economic, etc) that the construction sector generates.
The exhibition of the biennial, Enough IS Enough, curated by architects Anca Cioarec Brînduşa Tudor and Ilka Ruby, presented dozens of projects – local and international – with works highlighting the ways in which our planet can be treated with respect and responsibility – toward the environment, toward the economy and toward the society as a whole.


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 eleven walks in its program: Cerak Vinogradi Housing estate, She is waking up, Terazije, Institute IMS, Sava Centre, New Cemetery, Architecture and Memory: Jewish Heritage in Belgrade, Astronomical Observatory, Energoprojekt 70, Day trip to Subotica.



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 business building Roaming group with a walk through parts of the space with a brief description of the products that have been successfully implemented in the architecture and interior of this business building.
Participants / lecturers: Main Architects, Studio OBE, Guardian, Mapei, Eurodom, Xella, Alumil, Knauf, Aco

SUMMER FILM SCHOOL – If These Walls Could Talk

In September 2021, as part of the Future Architecture Platform, which is part of the European Creative Europe program, BINA realized a ten-day film workshop. This year’s program of the Future Architecture platform was jointly titled Landscapes of Care, and the BINA film school If These Walls Could Talk was dedicated to the Press Centre building. The goal was to familiarize the participants of the workshop with the building, its architecture, history, contents and users, so that they could give their experience/vision, a comment on the current state or a suggestion of its potential in the future in the form of a short film. The school was dedicated to education and the production of short films and video works that look at and analyze the various potentials of film and film language for the exploration of architecture and its multi-layered meanings.

Main mentor: Dejan Petrović, director and founder of the International Student Film Camp Interaction in cooperation with director Vojin Vasović, director and editor Jelena Maksimović, cinematographer Dragan Vildović
Coordination: Slađana Petrović Varagić and Ana Ostojić
Mentors from the field of architecture are the finalists of the Future Architecture Open Call 2021: Julia Udall, Alex De Little, Jon Orlek, Joe Gilmore & Richard Cook, Sonic Acts of Noticing (Great Britain); Anna Ulrikke Andersen (Norway); Nina Bachun (Croatia); Dea Widya (Indonesia); Zuzana Révészová, Spolka Kolektiv (Slovakia)
Workshop participants: Miloš Bojović, Veronika Milić, Teodora Pavlović, Nikola Radosavljević, Sanja Solunac, Maria Srnić, Ružica Anja Tadić, Andrej Tomin, Jelena Prljević, Tamara Broćić, Danica Sretenović, Mischa de Vries, Aleksandar Koturanović, Anja Vujošević, Dina Rosić, Jana Gligorijević, Đorđe Sarić


The focus of the workshops supported by the Visegrad fund, in which a team of students from the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture, local residents, as well as all other interested citizens participated, was focused on Block 45, the first block in New Belgrade built in the coastal area of the Sava River. Conceptually, it was treated as an “enlarged local community” where the initial aspiration was to open the settlement to the river and use green areas as important elements of the spatial composition, ensured through the preservation of the planned standard of 22m2 of green areas per inhabitant. Project partners are Mindspace (Hungary), Stará tržnica (Slovakia), Agora Central Europe (Czech Republic), NaprawSobieMiasto (Poland), Society of Belgrade Architects, BINA (Serbia).


Annual Awards for Architecture in the period May 2020 – April 2021
Architecture and urban planning competitions in the period May 2020 – April 2021
Organizers: Association of Belgrade Architects (ABA) and the Union of Architects of Serbia (UAS)

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