Contemporary housing trends in Sarajevo

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Contemporary housing trends in Sarajevo


Emina Mehić


Within the last 20 years, there has been witnessed a significant increase of the urban
population of Sarajevo, as a result of economic and social migrations. Consequently, this has caused
an increasing demand for new housing which is mainly profit-oriented without any beneficial social,
environmental or cultural implication. Primary objective of this research is to analyze the current
situation and to assess the quality of the buildings not only as a housing solution, but as a complex
that unites the community who inhabits it. This research will be conducted in a qualitative manner
in analysis and statistical approach over the data related to the urbanization, building standards
and positive effects of the building. Newly built parts of settlements Otoka and Stup will be used as
case studies, since these parts of the city are most influenced by the mass production of the new
housing solutions. This paper stresses out the correlation between high demand for the new housing
and decreased quality of the housing without respecting minimum spatial and environmental
standards, without basic amenities, social infrastructure and recreational and cultural activities.
There is a need for improvements in contemporary housing design that will reflect with positive
impacts on social, environmental, economic and cultural aspects of urban living.


Contemporary housing trends, qualitative analysis, Otoka, Stup





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