Dealing with the Oval

architect Andrija Rusan
project Bank Office, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
written by Iva Körbler


The project for the reconstruction and remodeling of the interior of the HVB Bank branch in Mostar (2003) is one of those models which in interior typology diverge from the usual scheme of business and work premises, especially when it comes to banks. The chief designer, architect Andrija Rusan together with the co-authors, architects Darija Krivak and Adrijana Vukša Sredoja, designed a space with many architectural and spatial references to the past (the Baroque) and subtly combined them with the contemporary requirements of working in an office of such a type and function.