Lexicon for the Provisional Future(s)

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For(n)ever

March 4th, 2008

sarajevoThe terrains across Bosnia & Herzegovina’s National Parliament tower for decades defied time, patched with no-glamour parking areas, kiosks and dust-clad vacant parcels. It is a terrain that longs to become something, but takes hell-of-a-lot-of-time in doing so. It stood empty awaiting a concert hall to arrive.

Many years after dismantling Sarajevo‚Äôs famous tobacco factory, the realisation of the intended development on this site – the large concert hall – never came. From time to time, a spectacular competition is held for the area, like the one from 1999 with starchitects like Zaha Hadid in the jury. (more…)