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Edmond Drenogllava

Freelance Architect, Kosovo

Edmond Drenogllava

Freelance Architect, Kosovo

Biography

Edmond Drenogllava was born on February 25, 1999, in Ferizaj, Republic of Kosovo. He is a Young Ambassador of Kosovo in the Philippine Islands and a well-known altruist by co-founding the Rotaract Club in his hometown as part of the Rotary Club, one of the most renowned humanitarian organizations in the world. Besides the primer education, he also finished the lower secondary music school “Çesk Zadeja”, classical guitar branch. In 2015 he was elected Chairman of the Student Council in Ferizaj and a member of the Steering Council at the level of Kosovo in which he is still active as a member of the Alumni network. He is part of the Kosovo National Volleyball Team, representing the colors of the country in historic participation in European Championships, Balkan, etc. He plays for a long time, managing to be selected several times in a row as Athlete of the Year at the local and state level. Among other things, he is a winner of a debate local tournament and stood out in the top 10 national best speakers in Kosovo Open 2019 Tournament.

In October 2021, he graduated Master of Technical Sciences – Architecture, from the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Faculty of Architecture. His passion for meeting people of different backgrounds and cultures, and visiting new places, has driven him to participate in various architecture festivals, youth forums, and international and domestic workshops. During his studies, in 2019 he won the Erasmus + scholarship, following a 6-month exchange program at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, near the Bauhaus, one of the most important schools of the twentieth century, from where he closely analyzed the impact of this modernist movement on the city of Tel Aviv. This experience had a major impact on his professional, social and cultural life enabling him to be part of the Western Balkans Alumni Association.

He participated in the international summer school “Informal City: Temporal-Autonomous Utopias”, organized by the University of Ljubljana – Academy of Fine Arts and Design, in cooperation with the Municipality of Koper, Kulturno umetniško društvo C3, and Architectuul, in September 2021. He is presently employed as a researcher/architect at MODERNe – The Kosovo Initiative for the Assessment, Protection, and Promotion of Modern Heritage where he conducted his recent research on Kosovo’s Modern public places. Moreover, he is the Chief Editor of the soon-to-be-published book, “Modern Architecture and Contemporary Trends”.

Awards:

– ERASMUS+ Scholarship, Exchange Student in Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau, Germany, 2019.
– 3rd Place in the 5th Inspireli Awards, Category: Architecture, Kosovo, 2020
– Scholarship for the students of the University of Pristina, Faculty of Architecture, for the academic years 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019

Short Portfolio Edmond Drenogllava – click here.