On the occasion of 2nd  Balkan Architecture Biennale, association Kolektiv  together with Biennale organizers, announces an open call for concept, design and production of space installation(s) and/or the setting in the gallery Kolektiv with the theme BASIC  BALKAN ARCHITECTURE.


Due to changes in economy and ideology,  identity in Balkan countries is under reassessment. This state creates opportunity for reinvention, rethinking and redefinition of ideas and concepts in architecture that are in its fundaments.

We would like to explore  Balkan cultural diversity, that is reflection of complex historical changes, in order to reveal its common denominators.


This year installation should be made predominantly out of wood. As basic building material , wood gives opportunities to design and perform spatial concepts in wide range of techniques-from basic to most advanced construction systems.


Authors are encouraged to embrace the character of the exhibition gallery space as an opportunity to produce and make, rather than describe or present the project. The transfer of ideas, intentions, concepts, attitude is welcome in any selected media – a spatial installation, photography, film, graphics, drawing, assemblage, sculpture, models, etc


Competition is open to all individuals or groups who create and think in the fields of architecture and design.
The call is open to final year students too.


Registration for the competition will be available from 1st October, 2015 on this website


01 drawings and graphics of proposal should be submitted at maximum 2 sheets of format A2 ( 420 x 594 mm)
It should includes at least 1 layout, 1 sections and 1 elevations in scale of 1:50.

02 textual explanation of the concept (max 1 page A4)
+ technical description of the project
+ cost estimation
+ material characteristics
+ estimation of the time needed for production and setting of installation

03 optional : any additional material, in digital media, that better explains the concept


Submission is anonymous. All documents must be signed with 6 digits entry code in upper right corner.
Documents should be named as followed:
01 Drawings and graphic in 150 dpi resolution : BBA_entry code_board1.pdf and BBA_entry code_board 2.pdf.
02 Text: BBA_entry code_text.pdf
03 Additional material: BBA _entry code_additional.*
04 filled apllication form: BBA_entry code_application.pdf


Bostjan Bugaric, KUD C3 director, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nikola Radeljkovic, Balkan Design Network co-founder, Croatia
competition secretary: Olivera Petrovic, Gallery Kolektiv


Winning proposal will be implemented, and its setting will be performed personally by the author.
We will cover 2 air-tickets up to 300 EUR per person and accommodation in Belgrade for one week
Works that are shortlisted will be published on web portals of associations KOLEKTIV and BAB, within online catalogs, exhibitions, etc.


1st October, 2015 – open call announcement
15th October, 2015 – final day for submitting questions
1st November, 2015 – final date for submission of proposals
15th November, 2015 – results announcement
1st – 7th December, 2015 – setting of installation
8th – 29th December, 2015 – exhibition

Opening ceremony will on 8th of December at 20:00 with presence of authors of winning entry.


1 There is no limitation in terms of materials, scale, technology or physical properties of the proposal. Certain conditions relating to the use and safety of the gallery must be taken into account.

2 The intervention should be designed so that its duration is 1 month so the temporary nature of the materials should consider this period.

3 The budget of the intervention, including materials and labor should not exceed 1500.00 EUR.

4 The proposal must physically observe the limits of exhibition space. View PDF drawings and images of KOLEKTIV.
5 Take into consideration that space has no security personnel or ongoing maintenance.


All questions regarding the competition can be sent to: bba@kolektiv.rs

more information and competition update: http://www.kolektivarhitekata.com