Syncopation of a Puzzle

architects Studio non stop
project Importanne Centre, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
written by Demir Mensur


An introduction of this kind is necessary to outline a clearer picture of the context, otherwise this building could be mistakenly imagined anywhere else.


Sarajevo is a longitudinal city, its spine stretching from east to west like a timeline. This timeline coincides with the sequence of epochs that have shaped the face and life of the city. Each section of this timeline has thresholds. Sometimes it is a seam, a thin line that can be stepped over, such as the transition from the Ottoman to the Austro-Hungarian city matrix.