The 44th Salon of Architecture

Under this year’s slogan The Shift, the 44th Salon of Architecture was opened last night at the Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade, dedicated to cooperation and an active attitude toward contemporary trends in architectural design and action in the context of current social, economic, and climatic challenges.

In order to include different perspectives and broader reflections on the role and position of the profession today, the concept of this year’s edition of the Salon of Architecture was designed through public and civil sector exchange and close cooperation between the Museum of Applied Arts and the Women’s Architectural Society. this year’s Salon concept.

At the opening of the salon, the acting director of the museum Biljana Jotic, director of the Republic Institute for the Protection of Monuments Dubravka Djukanovic, and Maja Lalic on behalf of the Women’s Architectural Society. The speakers pointed out that this year’s slogan was inspired by the need to re-position architecture in the domestic society as a socially responsible profession, and for experts in this field to take a leading role in creating cities, private and especially public spaces accessible to all individuals and social groups.

As an important segment of the successful effort to make a clear turn, Maja Lalic pointed out the courage of the organizers to get out of their “comfort zones”, whether it is the comfort of a state institution or an active profession. In this case, all parties have taken a step forward to touch on different aspects of the profession and create new value.

This year’s Grand Prize of the Salon was awarded to two works – the two-time winner of our selection for the House of the Year 2021 and the publication of a group of authors published in 2022.

Of the 330 works submitted to the competition, 97 were selected for exhibition, and a jury composed of architects Zoran Dimitrijevic, Dubravka Djukanovic, Slavisa Kondic, and Iva Cukic awarded prizes and recognitions in eight categories.


Grand Prix – Grand Prix of the 44th Salon of Architecture

Hemp House, Homolje Mountains (2017–2021)
Authors: Ljubica Arsić and Daniel Fuchs

The project also received an award in the Architecture category.

“In Search of the Public Interest: The Scope of Urbanism” (2022)
Editors: Dr. Danijela Milovanović Rodić, Ljubica Slavković and Dr. Marija Maruna

Authors: Dr. Ksenija Petovar, Dr. Danijela Milovanović Rodić, Dr. Marija Maruna, Dr. Siniša Trkulja, Dr. Jasmina Đokić, Ana Graovac, Dr. Mirjana Drenovak-Ivanović, Ksenija Radovanović and Ljubica Slavković

The book also won an award in the Urbanism category.

Award in the category of protection of architectural heritage

Authors: Slobodan M. Radovanović, Anja M. Marković and Ilija V. Radulović

Project: Reconstruction of the prison building in the Old Town of Kotor for the needs of a creative hub with residences (2019-2021)

Award in the Experiment and Research category

Authors: Marina Urošević, Jelena Džinović, Luka Smišek, Tamara Nešić, Šejla Župljanin, Boban Živanović and Ana Vučeta

Project: EASA REALITY (2019–2021)

Award in the Interior category

Authors: Stasa Radmilovic Diklic and Milica Tasic

Project: Boya Porcelain (2020–2021)

Award in the category of Architectural Criticism

Editors: Timotej Jevšenak and Rok Žnidaršič

Title: “The Struggle for Architecture – The Question of the Collective Identity of Architecture in Socialist Yugoslavia” (The Struggle for Architecture – The Question of the Collective Identity of Architecture in Socialist Yugoslavia)

Awards in the category of Architecture

Authors: Danilo Grahovac, Ivana Mijailovići Jovanka Gojković

Project: Elementary School “Vera Miščević” in Belegiš (2018-2021)


Authors: FOCAL STUDIO – Suzana Jakić, Tijana Kostić and Ana Ivanišević

project: 65 Madrid Road Garden House

Awards in the Publication category

Author: Slobodan Danko Selinkić

Title: “Serbia Pavilion in Rome 1911: Modernism, Architecture and the Early Idea of ​​Yugoslavia” (2021)

Author: Zlata Vuksanović Macura, Program team

Title: “Holistic approach to social housing” (2021)

Editors: Danica Sretenovići Boškjan Vuga

Title: edu. arch. Architectural education practices


The curatorial team consisting of Biljana Jotic from the Museum of Applied Arts and Maja Lalic, Milena Zindovic, and Natasa Djuric from JAD, this year sought to improve the Salon of Architecture, not only as a significant crossroads of contemporary national production but also as a platform for an intensive exchange of ideas. ideas and practices of a wide range of actors around the central problem theme “Turn”.

Through the research of the same name, together with the participants of the Salon, but also the wider architectural community, the answers to the questions were sought: what should it be like, and what is the current social role of the architectural and urban planning profession in Serbia; how architects relate to the fact that long-term strategic thinking about building a society through the prism of common interest and well-being has lost its primacy in favor of market-oriented architecture; whether the need for a turn towards the evaluation of professional contributions in the domains of sustainability, circularity, social inclusion and responsibility is recognized or whether the perception of the success of the profession is based exclusively on the commercial value of the architectural product; how much the profession believes in its emancipatory, educational and visionary role and personal responsibility of the architect; whether and how important is the consolidation of the profession and the establishment of consensus on basic values: social, environmental and cultural sustainability, gender equality and social inclusion, participation and transparency of the process, multidisciplinarity, openness and accessibility, health and well-being, technological innovation in human service.

In the context of “turns” that polyvalent professions such as architecture inevitably face social, economic, and environmental challenges, the jury of this year’s Salon of Architecture evaluated the submitted works through their architecture and design, relationship to context, materialization (with special emphasis on sustainability, circularity, and innovation of materials). ), program innovations, the impact of the project on users, the immediate environment, the wider context (image of the city) and society as a whole, and especially valued aspects of work directly relevant to the Salon, in the field of humanization of space and environmental responsibility and community building.

In addition to the categories represented so far: Architecture, Urbanism, Interior, Experiment and Research, Architectural Criticism, Architectural Photography, Competitive Projects, and Student Papers.