Mostar Institute of Space & Astronautical Science
Project M93 (Mostar 1993) dives back into an alternate world, where the allied powers of the Croats and the Bosniaks lost the Bosnian War in 1992, and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia continues to rule its six republics, including Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993. Vena is a Yugoslav architect commissioned by the Ministry of Post War Reconstruction of Yugoslavia to reconstruct the war torn city of Mostar from a utopian point of view, right after the destruction. The utopian architecture of Mostar must be able to reflect the characteristics of Yugoslav architecture - experimental, decentralised and permissive - contrast with the principles of socialist realism, to emphasise this country’s independence from the Soviet Union. Throughout the project, Vena also discovered a controversial multi-billion-dollar deal between President Josip Broz Tito and the United States for a clandestine Yugoslav space programme back in the sixties... Hence Mostar Institute of Space and Astronautical Science is proposed to bring back the Yugoslav geek culture, which has been the greatest interest of the Yugoslav people.
Project Award Nominations
Top 50 Shortlisted Entries in RIBAJ Eye Line (2017)
Nominated RIBA President’s Silver Medal Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom (2017)
Nominated All Round Excellence Award Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom (2017)
Nominated Best Perspective View (CAD/Hand Drawn) Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom (2017)
Nominated Female Student Excellence Award Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom (2017)
Drawing techniques : CAD line drawing, digital collage and 3D modelling.