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Branimir Medic

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Branimir Medic

Branimir Medic (1961) graduated in 1987 at the Faculty of Architecture of Zagreb University, Croatia. After working for several different architecture firms, he undertook further study in 1990 at the Berlage Institute, Amsterdam, taking his Master of Excellence in Architecture degree in 1992. Branimir Medic then worked for Kees Christiaanse Architects & Planners, Rotterdam, and UN Studio, Amsterdam.In 1995, together with Pero Puljiz, he established the architecture partnership Medic + Puljiz, with an alliance to de Architekten Cie. After several years of collaboration with this firm, they both joined de Architekten Cie. as partners in 1998. Cie. Croatia (Zagreb) was established in 2004, followed by Cie. Asia (Shanghai) in 2006.

The realized works of Branimir Medic cover all scales and types of buildings, from single-family houses to masterplanning. Most recently, the public swimming pool in the north of Amsterdam was inaugurated (2015) as well as the redevelopment of the office building "Nieuw Amsterdam". A prestigious 130 meters tall office building, FIRST Rotterdam, is momentarily under construction. Abroad, large commissions such as the Bundek Centre in Zagreb, Croatia, and the Dadong Arts Centre of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, have successfully been completed (both in 2012). Currently, Medic is working on several commissions in Holland and abroad, among others masterplans for new urban developments in Moscow, such as Vlashika, Rubleskoye and MO City.

Branimir Medic won the Dutch Prix de Rome (1st prize, 1995). In collaboration with Pero Puljiz, he won several prestigious first prizes, such as the competitions for the Cultural/Administrative Complex in Montreal, Canada (2003), the extension of the Victoria Palace government building in Bucharest, Romania (2007), and the Quixing District Urban Planning Museum of Tianjin, China (2008). They were nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award twice as well as numerous times for the National Dutch Building of the Year Award.

Branimir Medic has lectured at the Academies of Architecture in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Tilburg, as well as at Delft University of Technology. In 2008, he was a Visiting Professor at the Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, in connection with the international competition for a master plan for the Saemangeum Region, South Korea. In 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and is currently Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Turin, Italy.

Amsterdam, Netherlands