Green Design Center

Green Innovation Hub

International laboratory and innovation platform showcasing green concepts and technical solutions supporting circular use of materials, energy, water and other resources within the built environment.

GDC transforms historic abounded area (part of former 19th century Austro-Hungarian military camp south of Mostar – Bosnia & Herzegovina) into hub of creativity and innovation. Urban decayed industrial buildings have proven in numerous cases that their cultural value and architectural appearance can be transformed into inspiring and functional spaces for creative processes and innovation. This makes them especially suitable as hubs for entrepreneurship, creative industries, maker economy and new emerging city production. These buildings and the new activities filling their space represent a key resource in enhancing the aesthetic and cultural attractiveness and liveability of urban areas.


Project Info

Location: Južni logor bb, Mostar 88000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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  • Date of start construction: 01/01/2019.
  • Date of completion: 01/01/2022.
  • Lifespan building design: 100 year.
  • Type of building transformation: transformation & extension.
  • Building function: Conference & meeting.
  • GFA (m2): 120.
  • Gross volume (m3): 540.
  • Construction status: New.
  • Owner: City of Mostar.
  • Sector of owner: public.
  • Public investors: Sarajevo Green Design Foundation & City of Mostar.
  • Architect(s): 4D Architects, Elma Durmisevic.
  • Future modifications and reconfiguration?: 1.
  • High value recovery of materials?: 1.
  • Maxmising daylight and airflow for comfort and energy saving purposes?: 1.
  • Reduction of heating and cooling demands and potential integration of greenery ?: 1.
  • Circularity profile: 4.
  • Circular Building Infrastructure and Marketplaces: Design & Living Labs.
  • Field: Platforms & Cooperatives.