Monograph - Mijic Architects - ISPLORA

Trailer Wings and roots

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A narration, a lesson on inclusive design through the practice of Mijic Architects, an international firm based in Rimini, Darmstadt and Belgrade. A European vision of the project and of “making architecture happen” applied to the concept phase of the work, as well as to its execution, thanks to intersecting cultures and geographies that reverberate across the work carried out by the firm, from professional practice to research.

After collaborating with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genoa, an experience which resulted in Eduard Mijic following the project of the Church of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, in Germany with Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner in Hamburg and Herzog Architekten in Munich, Mijic Architects was born in Rimini, architectural firm then joined in 2014 by engineer Orietta Villa and, in 2020, by engineer Mirko Boccalini.

Between multidisciplinarity and internationalization, the project is intended as an articulate process of synthesis and understanding, a relationship and mixture of disciplines, between different souls and skills, translating into research on the complexity of places, territories, economies and, simultaneously, of architecture. A practice that develops out of the different experiences of the members of the firm, capable of interpreting and measuring every single intervention on its place of belonging.

“Creating a project”, through a concrete thought, combining architecture and engineering, wings and roots, a creative approach and a pragmatic one, parallel lines in continuous tension and balance between vision and dialogue, matter and technology. A relational project capable of reading and translating the needs of the territory, society, local administrations and clients into living spaces. 

An example of this are the different projects for public spaces and architectures, such as Piazzale Kennedy in Rimini, an intervention which met the city’s need to address technological issues related to the hydraulic control and containment of rainwater, then rethought in an architectural way in order to create a place for inclusion, accessibility and social connectivity

Also, the Trade Fair Centre, the New Conference Centre in Rimini and the German Embassy in Belgrade, places where the architectural project concretely expresses its role of civil, cultural and political responsibility towards the community.

Interpretation, experimentation and innovation: a project focused on technological developments and changes in contemporary society, which can work on composition, form, material and functions and investigate different typological and multi-scale areas, from school architecture, open and flexible, to hospital architecture, up to the spaces for sport and speed in the various projects for the Misano Circuit.

Awareness and responsibility as crucial parameters not only for the creative, cultural and constructive process of the work, but also for the dynamics of urban transformation and regeneration, where the role of the architect and architecture becomes manifest within the community and the historic context: the relationship with Rimini and its past, the cultural exchange between different European communities, the integration of new models and application technologies, from drawing to BIM, the physical and perceptive space of the project, between proposal, construction phase and use. 

A made-to-measure project, in the continuous search for a possible balance, combining research and contextualization, progress and the memory of places, dialogue and vision. Working on time and in time, a careful and sensitive reflection, wings and roots of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Learning objectives

  • Analyze the issues related to architectural and urban transformation and regeneration, in Italy as in Europe, through different case studies, from public architecture to exhibition and cultural centers, from school to hospital projects, passing through spaces for sport;  
  • Identify the large-scale design approach to the project and construction of public spaces, interweaving technological-engineering issues for stormwater containment with architectural, compositional, social, and cultural issues. Needs, difficulties and objectives. Planning and design tools, the principles of the place and attention to the land;
  • Analyze in depth the theme of interdisciplinarity at different levels, the objectives and necessary tools, starting from the conscious use of BIM in the control of the design process in every stage, to the importance of team-work built on different complementary and collaborative skills;
  • Understand the dialogue between designers, companies and clients, as well as administration and Superintendence, in the pursuit of design and procedural compromises, for the realization of works that can fit coherently into the urban and territorial context


Quadri fondale intervista 

“Porticati, passaggio tra le singole sezioni” 

Ospedale Psichiatrico Leonardo Bianchi di Napoli 

Photo: Elisabeth Hölzl 

Misano World Circuit 

Photo: Mijic architects 

Piazzale Kennedy, casa privata 

Photo: Ezio Manciucca 

Fiera di Rimini 

Architectural project: von Gerkan, Marg & Partner, Hamburg (D) 

Eduard Mijic: Architectural site management 

Photo: Klaus Frahm 

Ampliamento Fiera Rimini 

Photo: Ezio Manciucca, Eduard Mijic 

Mensa Giessen 

Project competition: LSK Architekten con mijic architects 

Aeroporto Ancona 

Architectural project: von Gerkan, Marg & Partner, Hamburg (D) 

Eduard Mijic: Architectural site management 

Photo: Francesco Castagna 

Ambasciata tedesca a Belgrado 

Architectural project and rendering: KarlundP Architekten, München (D) 

Mijic architects: Local architect, executive design, coordination and site supervision 

Photo: Relja Ivanić 


Architectural project: gmp architekten 

Mijic architects: executive design, local coordination and site supervision 

Photo: Marcus Bredt, Orietta villa 


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