Competition for Neighborhood Primary School in Podgorica, Montenegro


School competition site


Administrator: Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism of Montenegro
Type: International, open, one-stage
Fee: none
Languages: English, Montenegrin
Eligibility: Teams must consist of at least one licensed architect in their country of origin
10 June 2023 – Was end of Q&A period
Important: Ten pages of the expired Q&A, available in English, have already appeared on the competition website. Referring to the answers to those questions would normally save time for interested architects (
4 September 2023 – Deadline for submissions of documents
26 September 2023 – Publication of results


  • Vladan Stevović, M.Arch., Chief State Architect in the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism of Montenegro – Chairperson of the Jury;
  • dr. Snežana Vesnić, Architect, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade – expert member;
  • Maja Velimirović Petrović, Architect, representative of the Chamber of Engineering of Montenegro – expert member;
  • Vesna Krivokapić, Civil Engineer – representative of the Ministry of Education – expert member;
  • Srđan Tadić, Architect – expert member;
  • dr Bojan Karanakov, Architect, professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje – expert member;
  • Radovan Radoman, Architect – expert member.

1st prize – 18.000,00 €
2nd prize – 11.000,00 €
3d prize – 7.000,00 €
Two honorable mentions of – 2,000.00 €
It is anticipated that the winner will be invited to participate in the Tender Process that leads to the realization of the project.


Design Challenge:
The subject of the Competition is the development of a conceptual architectural design for a primary school in Podgorica on urban plot no. 20, within cadastral plots no. 1503/46 and 1503/48 (CM Podgorica I), covered by the Detailed Urban Plan “Radoje Dakić” (Official Gazette of Montenegro – Municipal Regulations, 23/12). The competition area is 18.660,00 m².
Competition entries are expected to appropriately enhance the visual identity of the block and offer an optimal functional design for the planned programme contents by taking into account the existing urban values of narrower and wider location, as well as spatial-urban and architectural-construction characteristics. An innovative approach to spatial and architectural design and to the use of materials is expected, all in line with the purpose of the building.

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Questions should be sent to:



Deadline for questions:

All participants can submit questions about the Competition until Friday, June 30th 2023, after which all the questions received and answers thereto will be published on the website until Monday, July 10th 2023.

Questions should be sent to: