EU Mies Award YT 2023 Winner – Dinko Jelečević
EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Awards in
the Young Talent category
Dinko Jelečević, a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at Graz University of Technology, was awarded the prestigious EU Mies Award – Young Talent this year for his outstanding final project in the field of Adaptive Reuse, “VALTER – Vraca Forum Sarajevo.”
Photos: Matteo Losurdo/Fundació Mies van der Rohe
“(…) The project stems from a precise understanding of the pre-existence and proposes a delicate and sophisticated intervention that operates through the poetics of light and tectonics, dignifying and bringing life to the place. This project is an excellent example of an architectural intervention on an existing building, on how to treat heritage with respect and delicacy, but being proactive and active. The jury wants to emphasize how this project represents in an excellent way the potential of architecture as a conciliatory tool between the past and the present, illustrating how to move forward.”
Dinko’s master’s thesis was supervised by Petra Petersson at the Institute of Construction and Design Principles (KOEN).