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Mostar Green Design Biennale 2022

The Green Design Biennale event in Mostar brought together experts from architecture, urban planning and construction. The GTB Lab and the Green Design Biennale share the same founder, Elma Durmisevic. The Green Design Center, one of the Biennale venues, can be seen as the southeastern European sister project of the GTB Lab in the Northwest.

From left to right: Main venue Kosaca, Stari Most, lecture Ruth Schagemann (ACE), student project and presentation, circular fashion show.

The Green Design Biennale event was opened in Mostar on Wednesday, bringing together over 20 experts in the field of architecture, urbanism, construction and design from 11 countries, and 35 students from 5 universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.

The Green Design Biennale is a dynamic, creative, multidisciplinary and international platform that brings together architects, urban planners, IT experts and engineers with one essential goal, which is to open the door to eliminating the negative impact of modern civilization with the help of new knowledge related to the development of "green cities" to the ecological system of the planet.

European Green Deal

The partner in the organization of the event is the University "Džemal Bijedić" in Mostar, which is represented by a professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University "Džemal Bijedić" in Mostar as part of the program of the Green Design Biennale event, prof. Ph.D. Maja Roso Popovac, while the vice-rector for science and scientific research, Assoc. Ph.D. Emir Neziric.

As part of his address, Vice-Rector Nezirić greeted all those present, and then on behalf of the University "Džemal Bijedić" in Mostar, he wished for successful work during the duration of the event. He emphasized that the number of participants of the biennale from Bosnia and Herzegovina shows firm determination in achieving the goals that the European Union sets before us as a future member of this community.

​I am proud that our professors and students took part in the Green Design Biennale event. We have a strong will to improve support for our teaching staff and students who are involved in research processes related to decarbonization, green energy and sustainability, which are integral parts of the European Union's green agenda

Vice-Rector for Science and Scientific Research Assoc. Ph.D. Emir Neziric

University "Džemal Bijedić" in Mostar

New Generation of students

Prof. Ph.D. Maja Roso Popovac from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of "Džemal Bijedić" University in Mostar points out that new generations of students recognize the importance of the "green agenda".

The Biennale offers different experiences that are already well-established in Europe, as well as different thoughts: what to do with plastic openings, whether heating will release substances that will harm people's health in a few decades, and other experiences

prof. Ph.D. Maja Roso Popovac

Faculty of Civil Engineering of "Džemal Bijedić" University in Mostar

As Popovac says, students have been understanding the way of building projects in a completely different way for years, in the sense that they think about how what they create will affect not only the environment and energy consumption, but also how it will strengthen the local community.

Student of Mostar Rock School plays violin

International cooperation

As part of the Green Design Biennale, lectures by experts and architects from 11 countries will be held: United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Luxembourg, Israel, Turkey, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as two round tables in cooperation with the Architects Council of Europe (ACE) on the topic of cooperation regarding the circular economy agenda in construction and architecture.

Green Design Center Mostar

This year, special attention will be devoted to the implementation of the regional innovation park with the Green Design Center in Mostar.


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