Architect NIKOLA DOBROVIĆ 1897-1967
This year marks fifty years since the death of the giant of Yugoslav architecture Nikola Dobrović. The intellectual, creative and educational contribution of Dobrović’s comprehensive work, and its impact on the maturation and development of the modern architectural culture in our region, recognized while he was still alive, has remained a measure of the high standards that are set before the architectural and urban planning professions to date. Inspired writing and speaking about Dobrović was not only limited to his loyal students and close colleagues, but included the world's architectural public. Despite the significant scope of research, discussions and publications to date, in the context of the Belgrade International Architecture Week, a reminder of Dobrović aims to reactivate the dormant potentials, deposited in the complex layers of knowledge and experience he left us. Through a series of lectures and panel discussions, a scientific gathering and exhibition of architectural works inspired by his architecture, the audience will have the opportunity to be involved both in the critical re-evaluation of the inevitable opus of this doyen of Yugoslav modernism, and in the consideration of the possibilities that his ideas and work remain the focus of the professional public as an inspiration for the present and future generations of architects.
Tanja D. Conley
Originally On Nikola Dobrović: Contemporary Architecture Drawing Glossary
Concept by: Ljiljana Blagojević
Organized by: BINA
Ein Architekt ist ein Maurer, der Latein gelernt hat. (An architect is a mason who has learned Latin. – Adolf Loos)
A study exhibition dedicated to the legacy of the architect Nikola Dobrović (1897-1967), produced through an experimental, collaborative research and design process with students and young architects from Serbia, Croatia and Switzerland. The exhibition was prepared through two workshops: Architectural Drawing run by Nemanja Zimonjić in collaboration with Josip Jerković, and Exhibiting Architectural Drawing run by Milica Lopičić, with Ljiljana Blagojević and the BINA team of Ružica Sarić, Danica Jovović Prodanović and Jelena Ivanović Vojvodić as consultants. The project opened with presenting initial ideas and concepts in a preliminary meeting in December 2016, the first workshop was introduced by lectures “On Architectural Drawing” by Nemanja Zimonjić, and “On Architecture by Nikola Dobrović” by Ljiljana Blagojević, and was dedicated to research by design and drawing of two projects by Nikola Dobrović on the island Lopud in Croatia: Villa "Vesna" (design 1937; constructed 1939), and an unrealized project for the architect’s holiday house (1965). The second workshop was dedicated to the exploration of the exhibition gallery, concept, layout and exhibiting techniques. The final drawings and exhibition developed in regular consultation with workshops’ leaders.
Participants, authors of works at the exhibition: Aleksandra Bašić, Valentin Billhardt, Milena Buchwalder, Kai Bührer, Turi Colque, Lucio Crignola, Tihomir Dičić, Andrea Đorđević, Caspar Grützner, Stefan Ilić, Jelena Ivanović, Irena Ivović, Sara Jeveričić, Nikola Kašić, Jelena Kojić, Jovana Kovačević, Piet Kretschmer, Marina Krčalić, Jana Kulić, Danica Lečić, Mladen Milinovic,Johanna Nagel,Mila Nedić, Christopher Neuwirth,Luka Nikolić, Milica Nikolić, Marija Marić, Myriam Marti, Aleksandra Mitković, Max Obermark,Milan Ostojić, Maja Peruničić, Alex Schmid, Morten Schrötgens, Uroš Stojadinović, Julian Wäckerlin and Lisanne Wingels.