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Birth date / place

August 19th 1924, Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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  • 1961 - April 6th’ Award by Sarajevo City Council (with Muhamed Kadić) for the Tobacco Factory
  • 1970 - ‘April 6th’ Award by Sarajevo City Council (with H. Muhasilović) for the Sports and Culture Centre Skenderija
  • 1970 - ‘Yugoslav National Award Borba’ for the best architectural design in Yugoslavia - Skenderija
  • 1978 - City Plaque from Pristina city for the Sport Centre “Boro i Ramiz”
  • 1979 - Gold Plaque of Split City Council for Leisure Centre ‘Gripe’
  • 1982 - ‘27th July Award’ by the Architectural Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1982 - National Plaque of the Yugoslav National Chamber of Commerce for the Leisure Centre ‘Vojvodina’ in Novi Sad, Serbia

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Živorad Janković Change this

Change thisSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Živorad Janković Bosnian architect, professor and dean of the Faculty of Architecture in Sarajevo and a member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He finished his higher education in Sarajevo, and got a degree in architecture in Belgrade in 1950. From 1950 till 1952 he was a lecturer at the Faculty of Technology, University of Sarajevo. From 1952 till 1970 he worked for a successful private architectural practice ‘Dom’ in Sarajevo. During this period, he took two further courses abroad: one in Scandinavia in 1960 and another in 1963 at the University of Michigan, USA. In October 1968 he was elected an Honorary Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Sarajevo, where he taught a course in Foundations of Architectural Design. He was elected Chief City Planner for Sarajevo in May 1970, and he stayed in the post till October 1972. Contemporaneously, he continued his teaching at the School of Architecture in Sarajevo. In November 1972 he was awarded a permanent position. He became a full-time tenured professor in 1977, and was elected Dean of the University in 1981.

His major works include the Tobacco Factory in Sarajevo, Bosnia (Co-designer Muhamed Kadić); the Social Security building in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Energoinvest head office in Sarajevo, Bosnia; the Sport and Cultural Centre Skenderija in Sarajevo, Bosnia (co-designer H. Muhasilović); Universal-purpose arena and commercial centre “Gripe” in Split, Croatia (co-designer S. Rožić); Sport Centre “Vojvodina” in Novi Sad, Serbia (co-designer B. Bulić); and the Social and Sports Centre “Boro i Ramiz” in Priština, Kosovo (co-designer H. Muhasilović). Numerous publications have noted Janković's contributions to contemporary Yugoslav architecture.

He was an active member of the Society of Architects of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Society of Architects of Yugoslavia. He was invited as a judge at numerous architectural, town-planning and art competitions throughout his career. He was a member of Town Planning Society in Sarajevo, Scientific Research Council, a member of Council for Scientific Advancement of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Technical Sciences Council at Sarajevo University.



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