AMIR VUK ZEC
Hotel Pino Nature
Location: Trebević, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Completion: January 2016
Project photo and portrait photo: Damir Dautbegović
AMIR VUK ZEC
Amir Vuk Zec is an acknowledge architect from Sarajevo who gained the nickname Zec, meaning “Rabbit” because of his speed, and for that his office of emergency architecture is often called. During the past 36 years of active work in the field of architecture and design he developed a creative writing that reconciles traditional and modern, constantly drawing and inventing humanness architectural atmosphere.
He connects Bosnian micro-worlds through construction, often starting from the existing built structure by giving a special seal of love towards the detail, a meticulously directorial attitude for the material and a friendly relation towards the investor, builder.
Amir Vuk was born in 1957. In 1976 he finished the Technical High School in Sarajevo, he continued his education on the Faculty of Architecture, graduating in 1980. In 1997 he founded the architecture studio New Way in Sarajevo, changing firms name to Studio Zec in 2010.
Looking back on more than three decades of professional experience it's worth singling out some significant projects and realizations. Shopping centers: VF Lukavac 2005; VF Koreja/Sarajevo 2001-2005; competition design for BBI-center in Sarajevo 2005; City Center In, Orašje 2011. From the category of hotel and hospitality buildings: interior design for hotel Termag, Jahorina 2004; restaurant Koliba/Termag, Jahorina 2010; hotel Han, Bjelašnica 2010; hotel Osejava, Makarska, 2009; hotel Pino, Trebević, 2015. In the category of residential building and urban interventions worth mentioning are the mixed-use building Mejtaš/Sarajevo in 2001, the competition design for the pedestrian bridge and art-street Radićeva / Academy of Fine Arts in 2002 and 2007.
Amir Vuk – Zec won numerous awards for his creations: back in 1986 he won the prestigious Yugoslavian republic award for architecture for an interior design project of a goldsmith shop, a number of Collegium Artisticum Grand Prix awards for building and interior/applied art designs given by the Architects Association of Sarajevo ASAS and the Fine Arts Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina ULUPBIH (for example Šahinpašić Bank Sarajevo in 1998, Cafe Bugatti, Sixty, Boemi in 2001, interior of hotel Termag in 2005, restaurants Carine in Podgorica in 2007, restaurant Koliba in 2010, mosque in Ostojići, Bjelašnica in 2007, Hotel Pino Nature in 2016).
His work is shown regularly on annual exhibitions of Collegium Artisticum in Sarajevo. Also worth mentioning are: solo exhibition „Object in object“ in the Turkish Info Center in Sarajevo in 2009; exhibition „A Decade of BiH design“ Ljubljana 2009; Piran Days of Architecture, Slovenia 1990; Sarajevan New Primitivism, Sarajevo 1989; Salon Mladih, Zagreb in 1986…
He has held numerous guest lectures, among others: IEDC Bled School of Management, Sarajevo 2010, Dubrovnik Leadership Forum 2005; Days of Architecture at the Architecture Faculty in Sarajevo in 2008 and 2009; Fond for Humanitarian Rights: Documenting and Remembering (Ms Nataša Kandić) in 2007; TU Vienna – Architecture in Progress, Vienna 2004.
His works were published in local and international professional media, i. E.: A10 Magazine (Netherlands), Oris, Čip (Croatia), Mimar Magazine (Turkey), AV (Slovenia); AGD (Sarajevo, BiH) …