Branimir Medic

"Like site-specific art, architecture is – in our view – a work created to exist in a certain place. It addresses historical as well as social aspects of the location. Searching to relate to existing structures and systems, our site-specific architecture distances itself from any formal repetition."

Croatian born architect Branimir Medić settled in the Netherlands after finishing his architectural studies in Zagreb. In 1995, while

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"Like site-specific art, architecture is – in our view – a work created to exist in a certain place. It addresses historical as well as social aspects of the location. Searching to relate to existing structures and systems, our site-specific architecture distances itself from any formal repetition."

Croatian born architect Branimir Medić settled in the Netherlands after finishing his architectural studies in Zagreb. In 1995, while doing his postdoc at the Amsterdam Berlage Institute, he won the prestigious Prix de Rome. Since 1998 he has been a partner in the renowned Dutch practice de Architekten Cie.

The realized works of Medić cover all scales of buildings and urban planning. In the Netherlands as well as abroad he works on commissions such as cultural centres, sports accommodations, office buildings, housing and urban master plans.

Educated in the modernist era, we strongly believe in the ability of the avant-garde to identify itself wholeheartedly with the process of modernization. We are opposed to seeing modernism purely as style and uniformation. Our strong dedication to the modern is the foundation for progress. However, arguments to transform the existing archetype are legitimate only if the result reinforces the identity of the location. This method establishes timeless structures for continuous use and programmatic transformation throughout the lifecycle of a building. A sustainable architecture that enters a dialogue with the location. An architecture that is about integration – sometimes provocation – and is always prompting discussion.

Medić regularly lectures and teaches at universities and other professional platforms in Europe and abroad, most recently at IIT in Chicago and Parsons in New York. Many of his projects have won significant prizes, for instance, in 2016 the Noorderparkbad won the Piscine Europe Award as well as the Amsterdam Architecture Awards.


Partner & architect

Arts Center Dadong

Arch.: Branimir Medić, Pero Puljiz
Kaoshiung, 2012

FIRST

Arch.: Branimir Medić, Pero Puljiz
Rotterdam, 2014

Havana Philadelphia

Arch.: Branimir Medić
Rotterdam, 2017

Masterplan Turin "Variante 200"

Arch.: Branimir Medić
Turin, Italy, 2013


Arts Center Dadong

Arch.: Branimir Medić, Pero Puljiz
Kaoshiung, 2012

FIRST

Arch.: Branimir Medić, Pero Puljiz
Rotterdam, 2014

Havana Philadelphia

Arch.: Branimir Medić
Rotterdam, 2017

Masterplan Turin "Variante 200"

Arch.: Branimir Medić
Turin, Italy, 2013

Swimming pool Noorderparkbad

Arch.: Pero Puljiz, Branimir Medić
Amsterdam, 2015

Power station

Arch.: Branimir Medić, Pero Puljiz
Enschede, 2009

Crystal Silos

Arch.: Branimir Medić
Rotterdam, 2016

Office building Acanthus

Arch.: Pero Puljiz, Branimir Medić
Amsterdam, 2003

Villa Meindersma

Arch.: Branimir Medić, Pero Puljiz
Haaksbergen, 2007

European Central Bank

Arch.: Branimir Medić, Pero Puljiz
Frankfurt, 2003

Gebouw Europa

Arch.: Branimir Medić, Pero Puljiz
Amsterdam, 2004

New Amsterdam

Arch.: Branimir Medić, Pero Puljiz
Amsterdam, 2000