MoMA New York: Split 3 and Zadar (UAV)

This was the first large American exhibition to explore the architectural heritage of the former Yugoslavia. The works presented drew the attention of the international public throughout the former nation’s 45 years of existence. More than 400 drawings, models, photographs, and film clips collected from local archives, family collections, and regional museums were on display.

Some of the works of leading architects from socialist Yugoslavia were presented to international audiences for the first time.

Split 3 is especially important in this context, as it combined the large structure of blocks of flats with attention to pedestrian zones designed as a place for urban life encompassing living, work, and rest. The construction of Split 3 ensured a home for roughly 50,000 new citizens; the project was hailed internationally for its perfect integration of public and communal space into the existing relief.

In cooperation with Dr. Skansi and the rest of the team involved in creating this exhibition, we did a video portrayal of the Split 3 neighbourhood (one of the largest, most successful urban planning projects in Yugoslavia) and Zadar’s city centre was created. The intent was to faithfully portray the architectural specificities of these locations, as well as their current state.