Freedom Of Water

Ime i prezime: Emina Čamdžić, Louise Cann

Država: Bosna i Hercegovina + UK

Grad:  Sarajevo + London


Kratka biografija:

Emina Čamdžić

BA DipArch. MA

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina



Emina is an architect, artist and lecturer based in Sarajevo, who studied architecture and urbanism in

Sarajevo, Enschede, Istanbul, AA London VS.  She works on innovative, energy-efficient and resilient

projects through her Eminent.Atelier. Emina has worked in architecture offices in Germany and was

guest- lecturer on University East London and workshop of KKH Stockholm/ Oxford Brookes

University. Her projects were selected on exhibitions such as: AA XX 100/ Women in Architecture,

Green Design Biennale 2017, London Festival of Architecture 2017, Climate Sights in Munich.

Louise Cann


London, United Kingdom



Louise is an architect and artist based in London, who studied architecture in Oxford. She has

previously worked for a leading architectural practice in London before setting up her own design

studio (www.cann.design). Her predominant experience lies within residential architecture. Louise’s

projects have been shortlisted for and won awards, with accompanying exhibitions at the RIBA

headquarters in London. Louise is also an MA design tutor at Oxford Brookes School of Architecture

for design studio 4 (www.ds4.co.uk) where this year’s studio brief and field trip was focused in

the city of Sarajevo.

Opis rada



The iconic Trebevic Mountain imposes a daily, silent presence that is cultivated from rich historical reference

to both the extremities of good and bad upon a single generation. The bones of infrastructure that lay here

from the 1984 Winter Olympics remain tarnished with damage of the 1990’s war. The juxtaposition of

conflicting memory creating barriers for development, as the cities people call out for progression to a place

that has since stood still.


A new experiential journey of rediscovery is uncovered for the people of the city through reimagining the

transitional journey of the Olympian whom once stood at the top of the bobsleigh track.


Natural water resource is utilised as a primary focus to re-simulate the flowing gravitational energy that was

once present and highlighting its importance to a city that’s cut off from water supply during the night.


The length of the bobsleigh track is loosely defined into new areas of social engagement and pedestrian

discourse, through the flow of the new water ways within the existing bob sleigh track and pools carved into

the mountain scape in between; stimulating economic regeneration and engagement to the city’s youth



The organic and spontaneous forms of the canopies provide a performative and fun energy, giving reference

to the past (and potential of new) celebratory sporting events and gatherings. Wood is used as the primary

building material to complement both the mountain scape scene and traditional methods of building craft

steaming from the original Ottoman architecture within the city. Starting at the beginning and transcending

down towards the finish line these canopies/ structures really open up.