Ime i prezime: Emina Čamdžić, Louise Cann
Država: Bosna i Hercegovina + UK
Grad: Sarajevo + London
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.
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.
THE Freedom Of Water PROJECT VISION
The iconic Trebevic Mountain imposes a daily, silent presence that is cultivated from rich historical reference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.