KONNTRA is a young architecture and design studio, based in Slovenia, North Macedonia and Croatia. Was founded in 2018 by Erik Jurisevic, Mirjana Lozanovska and Silvija Shaleva. They present a different approach, of understanding and articulating the space we live in. The unconditional will, to contribute with their imagination and narration of places, through architecture, they leave an opportunity to bring the architecture towards people's personalities. Becoming recognizable, by their approach with contemporary, characteristic and colourful expression, for presenting their architectural projects. Their collages engage all senses, to define the experience of a space. As a graphic manifesto with the symbolic associations, they provide a way to understand all the stories behind a space they create.
Among several awarded competitions are: 1st place for Secondary school and Sports hall in Vukovar, Croatia; 1st place at International Competition for Architecture and Urban Design of the City Hall building and main public square in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 1st place for design and refurbishment of "Square of traditional crafts" in Varazdin, Croatia; 2nd place for Health Center in Zagreb,Croatia. 4th Place for a kindergarten in Stenjevac in Zagreb and Research center ZICER in Osijek, Croatia.
In the beginging of the year 2021 the project of the Square of traditional crafts in Varazdin was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2022. In the same year KONNTRA is part of the 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture as invited exhibitor at Hungarian pavilion.
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