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EU Pavilion / Senat Haliti

  • 01:00 - 9 March, 2013
EU Pavilion / Senat Haliti
EU Pavilion / Senat Haliti, Courtesy of S. Haliti & M. Azizi
Courtesy of S. Haliti & M. Azizi

From the architect. Designed for the ‘Culture for All’ competition, an EU-funded project managed by the European Union Office in Kosovo and implemented by ARS Progetti SPA, Senat Haliti’s pavilion is a response to the need for an artwork that would transform a public space to revive it. By making a structure somebody could enter into, and be surrounded by, the project becomes an “EU HOME” for Kosovans, a space to give them the chance to ‘get in EU’ every day. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Courtesy of S. Haliti & M. Azizi
Courtesy of S. Haliti & M. Azizi

The EU Pavilion idea came from the last stats regarding Kosovans readiness to Join EU (72%).  Pavilion is designed to be occupied, providing a quiet space for contemplation with the potential to encourage building trust amongst people of different communities. 

Courtesy of S. Haliti & M. Azizi
Courtesy of S. Haliti & M. Azizi

It is comprised of three elements: ground, space and structure. Roots and heritage are represented by the traditional carped interpreted on the ground while our European aspirations are represented by the structure itself. Based on "EU barcode" (AMO/Rem Koolhaas, 2001) EU member's flags are layered  and painted in recycled wood forming a house shaped space as most representative form of the “home”, a shelter for all. The color richness is about differences and diversity as it stands also for harmony and beauty. The contemplation space is created in between the roots and structure. A space where people can reflect about the past and future.

Courtesy of S. Haliti & M. Azizi
Courtesy of S. Haliti & M. Azizi

The recycled wooden frame forms a shaded space delimiting the boundary between the inside and outside of the structure. The base grounds the structure, and provides an informal seat. These fundamentals combined, create a bold, lively artwork, reflecting and answering to the vibrant energy that young Kosovans represent.

Architect: Senat Haliti
Location: Shadërvan, Prizren, Republic of Kosovo
Collaborators: Margarita Azizi & Sead Haliti
Budget: 2000 €
Year: 2012

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Alfredo · March 12, 2013

Very cheap imitation indeed! Using OMA flag and putting it as your design is really messed up. I guess that is how it works in your country.

Ron · March 12, 2013 04:10 AM

exactly, this is how they roll - entire "nation" based on plagiarism and, name it...they'll steal it!

Erol Jusufi · March 11, 2013

Veper origjinale, e vendosur ne nje vend historik te Shqiperise

Plix · March 12, 2013 04:20 AM

what history are you talking about? not even that mosk in the background is historically albanian - it was left by the turks who were occupying the land four five hundred years.... or you're maybe implying on that burger shop next - does that represent the famous schiptare history!? what a joke!

VVV · March 11, 2013

Cheap imitation of EU Flag from OMA.
Get an original idea dude!

ned · March 11, 2013

kosovo is serbia! not eu and certanly not albanian!

Alex · March 11, 2013

Yet another cheap EU marketing trick in that so called "independent" state.

wohoo · March 11, 2013

OMA's EU flag turned into a house.

Martin · March 10, 2013

This is amazing!!!


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