UN Montenegro

The single story concrete and steel framed building is set into the upper bank of the river Moraca acting as a linear counterpoint to the mast of the landmark Millennium Bridge. The office floor plates float above the ground suspended from an over-sailing concrete slab that serves to replace the ground plane and shades the building and its surroundings from the heat of the summer sun. The building achieves extremely low energy consumption through the combined use of high insulation levels, passive cooling using the concrete structure and day-lighting. The thermal energy for both heating and cooling is drawn from the extensive aquifer underlying Podgorica using a ground source system. The building is topped out with a canopy of Photovoltaic panels with sufficient capacity to supply the building's entire energy needs.

Plans / Sketches


  • City Podgorica
  • State Montenegro
  • Category Public
  • Floor Space 1500 sqm
  • Client UNO Montenegro
  • Structural Engineers King Shaw Associates
  • Further Consultants The UN Shared Eco Premises
    Helen Clark Montenegro
  • Print Publications Architektur | Vorbildhafte Haltung | Nov. 2015
    Vijesti | Zgrada Ujedinjenih nacija | aug 19, 2010
    Marco Polo | Montenegro | 2009
    A10 | 'United but autonomous' Vesna Vucinic | mar/apr 2007
    Vijesti | Pored Milenijuma eko-zgrada UN | 2007
    Vijesti | Strast prema izazovima | 2007
    Republika | Zgrada UN-a kod Milenijuma | 2007
  • Cost € 3.500.000
  • Start 2011
  • Finished 2014
  • Photographers Milos Vujovic, Dusko Miljanic

Web Publications


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