CA2019 National Architecture Award
OSNAP wins the prestigious Collegium Artisticum 2019 National Architecture Award (Category: Best Realization) for the Multifunctional Sports Hall of the Franciscan Gymnasium Visoko.
Excerpt from the jury protocol >
The Franciscan Gymnasium Visoko presents itself as the purest version of the most basic and primal topic of architecture: it is an envelope that provides space for various user activities to take place. Following the concept of providing as much as possible space within the given budget it uses the strength of super clear architectural layout and simple honesty in materialisation. It hides nothing while achieving the maximum benefit for the users. All its architectural and technical parts are brought down to their essence and melted in one whole where one cannot imagine removing anything and where any additional element would be obsolete. As such it succeeds to be beautiful. The smart positioning of the glass surfaces enable light to create space and simultaneously connect the indoor with the park. The integration with the park, ultimately enhanced with the future greenery on the facade, extends the positive impacts of the building well beyond its architectural qualities as it becomes an important player in the social life of the Franciscan campus and the town of Visoko. This project sets an excellent example of quality development of public programmes for local society with limited and affordable means.