Belgrade International Architecture Week
Beogradska Internacionalna Nedelja Arhitekture


17th Belgrade International Architecture Week

26th May – 7th July 2022


→ Art Gallery, 6 Knez Mihailova St

During year 2021, the Union of Architects of Serbia and the Association of Belgrade Architects have organized 7 public open architectural competitions for the design of public buildings in central Belgrade locations. The response of architects was impressive, since a total of over 140 national and international competition entries were submitted. Belgrade International Architecture Week (BINA) presented all 7 competitions in one place. A total of 20 award-winning works (7 first prizes, 7 second prizes and 6 third prizes) were shown, with 10 runner-ups and 2 compensations. The aim was to initiate a public debate between architects, investors, local community, and the general public about possible directions for future development of our capital. The competitions’ themes cover a wide range of locations and architectural typologies, so when presented side by side, diverse views on living and public space of the city are confronted. By presenting the latest ideas of local architectural creation, BINA aimed to support high-quality contemporary architectural practice and the institution of public competition, and to bring them closer to the general public and private investors, while initiating questions about problems and possible improvements in competition and post-competition procedures.
Curator: Anđela Karabašević Sudžum
Produkcija: BINA


NIКOLA DOBROVIĆ – Under The Banners Of
Modern Movements

→ Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts,35 Knez Mihailova St

Exhibition in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Academician Prof. Nikola
Dobrović (1897–1967), an architect, a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) and the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts (JAZU, today HAZU), had been envisaged as an exposure of multiple layers of his life and work. In the first place, the authors Marta Vukotić Lazar and Bojan Кovačević had in mind a silence that has partly encompassed the knowledge and awareness of this great man of Serbian architecture and culture in general, formerly Yugoslav and also Central European in terms of his life circumstances, the architect whose oeuvre is scattered around today’s European countries. One of the goals of this exhibition was to do a synoptic review and presentation of Dobrović’s oeuvre for the first time, not taking into account, not fully anyway, some collections about this architect.
Authors: Marta Vukotić Lazar and Bojan Кovačević
Organisation: Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

As a part of the celebration of the anniversary of the birth of this architect, a guest exhibition Originally on Nikola Dobrović: Contemporary Architecture Drawing Glossary was organized in the Gallery of the Legacy of Nikola Koka Janković in Kragujevac, as well as a panel discussion and an exhibition of works received at the student competition for conceptual architectural and urban design of the reconstruction of the building of Generalštab.

→ Art Gallery, 6 Knez Mihailova St

EU Mies Award 2022 nominees together with the retrospective presentation of Serbian selection since 2009

The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award is granted every two years to acknowledge and reward quality architectural production in Europe.
In this way, the Award draws attention to the major contribution by European professionals to the development of new ideas and technologies. At the same time, it offers both individuals and public institutions an opportunity to reach a clearer understanding of the cultural role of architecture in the construction of our cities. Furthermore, the Award sets out to foster architecture in two significant ways: by stimulating greater circulation of professional architects throughout the entire European Union in response to transnational commissions and by supporting young architects as they set off on their careers.
Candidates for the Award are put forward by a broad group of independent experts from all over Europe, as well as from the architects’ associations.
Curator: Ivan Blasi, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona
Prioduction: BINA

Discussions and a screening of a documentary film [On Set with] Lilly Reich, directed by Laura Lizondo Sevilla, Débora Domingo Calabuig and Avelina Prat García and produced within Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, 2022, were organized as an accompanying program of the exhibition. It is a short film project that combines original documentary sources with newly created visual material that aims to show the limited recognition of this woman in the professional field, like so many others, by contrasting what she contributed (what was done) with what was told about her (what was narrated).

→ Hall of the Faculty of Architecture, Boulevard Kralja Aleksandra 73/II

The Piran Days of Architecture (PDA), in cooperation with the Belgrade International Architecture Week (BINA), presented an international architectural exhibition for the Piranesi Award 2021 by displaying 55 projects of architects and 38 student projects from ten Central European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro) realized in the last two years.
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 Modelart Architects and Digital Design Centre.


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: The National Library of Serbia / depot expansion, The new era of Ložionica, Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade / extension, An evening walk around Gardoš, Bina day trip – Transformation of public spaces in Šabac from 2015 until 2020, Urban memories of Donji Dorćol, Mia Dorćol – Bina Open House, Terazije, The Palace of the Adriatic-Danube Bank – Bina Open House, Generalštab, History of the Belgrade Fortress, with a review of unrealized project of Architect Nikola Dobrović.



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. The seminar was held in the business building Kalemegdan Business Center with a walk through parts of the space and a story about the reconstruction and repurposing of this building.
Participants / lecturers: Remorker, Eurodom, Alumil, Mapei, Aco, Knauf, Xella, Schneider Electric, Modelart Architects, Center for Digital Design


GOOD URBAN LIFE Actions 2022 were hosted as a special BINA programme. Following last year’s roundtable, successfully held at the Cultural Centre of Belgrade, where participants of various backgrounds and interests had a discussion on the topic of Good Urban Life, actions aimed to put in place urban interventions on pressing issues. Therefore, this Good Urban Life edition was leaving the indoor venue to dive into the urban fabric of streets, forests, urban gardens, playgrounds, and leftover public spaces. Together with partners, which were already involved in the previous edition, as well as new ones, a series of interactive formats were carried out at several locations in Belgrade. These actions responded to selected pressing topics relevant to the quality and experience of public urban life. The programme included five important topics related to the urban realm. These pressing topics were addressed by involving the public through different forms of action, through performances and workshops in selected spaces.

Curated by: Jelena Brajković (SRB) and David Calas (AT)
Organisation & Realisation: BINA

Participants per categories: STREETSCAPE (Street Art, Street Food, Places of Care and Places of Encounter) – Ljiljana Radošević, Street Art Belgrade; Jelena Bratičević, the Centre for Youth Integration; Vanja Puškar, New Belgrade Cuisine; HUMAN – NATURAL – URBAN (Natural and Human in relation to Urban, Urban Nature, Biophilia, and Wellbeing) – Aleksandra Šević, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, Belgrade; Ružica Sarić, BINA; Biljana Ćulafić, Modus Vivendi System – Centre for Education, Psychotherapy and Trauma; Mirko Mihailović, Belgrade Running Club; Sanja Šovran, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade; DIGITAL INTERACTIONS (Digital Solutions in Support of Urban Life) – Nana Radenković, Nova Iskra; Danka Milenković, Science and Technology Park; Beeamond Team; Nikola Stanojević, SOMA Team; BINA & SILOSI PLAY DAY (Urban Culture, Architecture, Art, Farming, Sports, Leisure, and Nightlife) – Anastasija Ćetković, Silosi; Jelena Brajković, Zoran Đukanović, Sanja Momčilović & Milena Ivković, West Balkans Placemaking; Dragan Tomašević, Serbian Association for Recreation and Fitness, Stanko Rajić, Belgrade Association of Beekeepers.


In June this year, the new European architecture platform LINA was launched. The platform, which is supporting emerging professionals in the field of architecture, brings together 28 European and Mediterranean organizations. The platform received a grant from the Creative Europe fund and involved 8 European biennials, triennials and festivals, 3 museums, 2 galleries, 3 foundations, 4 research networks and laboratories, 2 publishing houses and 6 universities from 23 countries. The platform is coordinated by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana and is directed by Matevž Čelik, who was also responsible for the previously successful Future Architecture platform.
The aim of LINA is to mobilize the European architectural sector for clean, circular and sustainable architectural projects in connection with the new European Bauhaus. It is bringing together efforts to tackle climate and environmental challenges in the field of architecture in a European programme of research, workshops, architectural exhibitions, conferences and publishing projects. It is supporting ideas that bring about the aesthetic, sustainable and inclusive elements of change needed to deliver the European Green Deal.
Project of the new European architecture platform LINA (Learning, Interacting and Networking in Architecture) for professionals in the field of architecture will last from 2022 until 2025. 
Platform coordinator: The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana
LINA, the new European architecture platform

Block 37 – Workshop with the local community

The expert team, as part of the BINA manifestation, held a workshop whose goal was to strengthen the connection between residents and the open public space of Block 37. Through the discussion between experts and the local community, conclusions were reached about current problems and potentials within the open public space. As a result of this activity, interventions such as recycling points or proposals for arranging smaller units within the open public space were implemented, which the local community could comment on and evaluate during the entire event. In this way, common values are recognized and established within the space of everyday life.
The workshop was realized in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade and the citizens’ association Blok 37.


Annual Awards for Architecture in the period May 2021 – April 2022
Architecture and urban planning competitions in the period May 2021 – April 2022
Organizers: Association of Belgrade Architects (ABA) and the Union of Architects of Serbia (UAS)

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