Dramatic Poetics of the Circle

architects Ante Kuzmanić, Danijel Marasović, Bojan Radonić & Goran Rako
project Nova Bila Hospital, Nova Bila, Bosnia & Herzegovina
written by Miće Gamulin


Architecture as a symbol of national solidarity is usually not a theme for reflection because it is generally manifesting itself through problematic pathetic symbols but in the case of the Nova Bila war hospital it is carried through as a necessary lyricism needed for the understanding of the context. Once long time ago when we were learning the homeland geography and the spaces inhabited by Croats through war reports a division of the Croats to those from the Sava region, to those Bosnian and those from Herzegovina caused a painful complex of guilt and of ignorance in all those not well acquainted with the traumatic destiny of their own people.