ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING OF ELECTRIC COMPANY "HE NA DRINI" VIŠEGRAD – COMPETITION ENTRY 2010

  • FACILITY:Administrative building
  • CLIENT:Public Company  “Hidroelektrane na Drini” – competition entry
  • TREATMENT LEVEL:Preliminary design/competition entry
  • LOCATION:Višegrad
  • SURFACE:approximately 3580 m²
  • CONSTRUCTION:Construction of reinforced concrete /foundations, panels, girders/
  • Roof construction with flat roof layers.
  • MATERIALS:Suspended stone facade and termopan glass panels, copper lining.

IDEA:Work on this project was influenced the most by the vicinity of the famous bridge of Mehmed Paša Sokolović. According to the investor’s request, in addition to the functions of an electric company’s administrative building located on the ground floor or in the basement, a museum of Mehmed Paša Sokolović’s bridge was supposed to be incorporated into the facility. Therefore, the materials and the volume ratio were put in the service of symbolics – copper curvilinear facade represents river Drina (Bridge Museum), whereas the stone cube above the facade is reminiscent of the bridge’s stone structure, its stability and technical regularity (Administration).As for the interior, we used the available space to the maximum as the size of the facility was rather small in comparison with the number of staff needed.