ŞEHİR Students Got Award from Balkan Houses Architectural Model Competition
3/19/2019
ŞEHİR Vocational School Interior Design Students got honorable mention by their model of "Obstinacy House", which is by the Miljacka River in Sarajevo and has an interesting history in the Balkan Houses Architectural Model Competition.
​Melisa Korkusuz, İlknur Kıvık and Nesrin Akın, the students of İstanbul Şehir University Vocational School Interior Design Program, got honorable mention from the Balkan Houses Architectural Model Competition, held by the Culture and Solidarity Association for Balkan Turks.

ŞEHİR students participated in the competition by their model of "Obstinacy House" in Sarajevo. The competition is held in order to promote the traditional architecture of Balkan houses, which are one of the most important elements of Turkish cultural legacy in Balkans and to preserve this cultural value.

"The house moved because of obstinacy"
Obstinacy House, now serving as restaurant, has an interesting history. After the occupation of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Sarajevo in the 19th century, one of the buildings to be constructed to show power of the state was intended to be built at the location of the Obstinacy House. However, the landlord refused the demolition of his house and the construction of another building. He accepted demolition, provided that the same house would be built on the opposite bank of the river, and the house was carefully dismantled and rebuilt at its current location. This story of the house is explained in a board hung on the entrance, "I was on the other side, I didn’t give you the house for being obstinate."