An exhibition opened in Nis with a focus on the transformation of buildings into apartments

Former factories, warehouses, schools, and even water towers, theaters and churches are being converted into residential buildings. In Nis you can see some of the most interesting examples from the world.

In the full hall of the Pavilion of the Nis Fortress, the fourth biennial exhibition of contemporary housing entitled Housing 21, organized by the Department of Housing, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Nis and the Urban Planning Cluster, which will last until November 27. The exhibition attracted a lot of attention from visitors, architects, students and architecture lovers.

The Housing 21 exhibition shows the latest achievements and trends in the field of residential architecture from all over the world, which with their innovative approach draw attention and push creative boundaries.


Opening atmosphere; Photo: Mladen Jovanović

Former factories, warehouses, schools, and even water towers, theaters and churches are being converted into residential buildings.

Total shown 80 papers which are thematically divided into two parts – in addition to the latest housing realizations from around the world, a special topic has been covered (as in previous exhibitions) and this one, HOUSING 2021 will be dedicated different forms of transformation in residential architecture.

It is shown within this topic 40 realized objects from different parts of the world, created during the past ten years, as well as five papers based on scientific and design research of transformations in housing.

“The last few decades have been a particularly topical issue conversions of non-residential to residential spaces. Former factories, warehouses, business facilities, schools, and even water towers, theaters and churches can be seen converted into family and multi-family housing facilities “- state the organizers of the exhibition.

From a leather processing factory to apartments; De Lakfariek, Hotel Netherlands. Authors: Wenink Holtkamp Architecten, Photo: Tim Van de Velde

Contemporary achievements and student exhibition in the field of housing

The second part of the exhibition presents selection of contemporary achievements of residential architecture created around the world from a previous exhibition to the present day. This part of the exhibition is shown 35 residential buildings and projects.

It is also in front of the visitors accompanying exhibition of student works in the field of housing, which shows 16 works by students of the Technical University in Graz, the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Banja Luka and the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Nis, created in the previous two years.

Extension of the historic house of Gatti, UK; Authors: Adam Knibb Architects, Photo: Martin Gardner

The exhibition aims to bring together the profession on the topic of housing, housing and residential architecture.

Exhibition Housing since its founding it aims to bring together architects and engineers, professors and students and all others who are in any way interested in housing, housing and residential architecture. The exhibition also aims to be a place where people from the profession will discuss the latest concepts, trends, problems and practical challenges they face.

All selected works were accompanied by reviews written by members of the International Scientific and Artistic Committee of this event. Board members are Dr. Aleksandar Kekovic, Dr. Armin Stoker, Dr. Luis Rojo de Castro, Dr. Andrea Zamboni, Dr. Constanta Carmina Georgita, Dr. Ivo Bohac, Dr. Janusz Marshvinski, Dr. Diana Stupar, Dr. Tijana Vujicic, Dr. Ruzica Bozovic Stamenkovic, Dr. Lilian Chi , Dr. Vladimir Lojanica, Dr. Ivan Raskovic and Dr. Milan Tanic.

The head of the organizing committee is Dr. Branislava Stoiljković from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Niš.

Lecture by Davor Mateković from Proarch

This year, a lecture and conversation with the multi-award winning architect is planned Davor Mateković from Zagreb, the founder and chief architect of the Proarch bureau, which over time has developed into a multidisciplinary studio of wide interests and areas of activity.

The lecture begins on Thursday November 25 at 6 p.m.. The link through which you can access the lecture is: Facebook ili Zoom.

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