Lucca | Moving Educational Pavilion
Andjela Taskovic, a Belgrade-based designer, is currently working in an Architectural Bureau while pursuing a Master's Studies in Spatial Design at the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Her research spans interior and product design, and conceptual art, drawing inspiration from minimalism, modernism, European contemporary art, and everyday life issues. Her works have been showcased at furniture fairs, emphasizing resilience and reuse, earning her recognition for designing recycled plastic products. Additionally, she has participated in various group and solo exhibitions.
Dragana Kostica holds a Master’s degree in Culture Policy and Management in Culture from the University of Arts in Belgrade. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Urban Planning at Hafencity University in Hamburg. Her interests focus on urban regeneration, creative cities, creative placemaking, city branding, and culture and creative tourism (www.stillinbelgrade.com).
The "Lucca | Moving Educational Pavilion" is designed for presenting diverse educational content, including festival lectures, workshops, and film screenings. This project aims to engage a wide audience from designers and architects to sociologists and students from various fields.
A notable feature of the pavilion is its versatility, allowing for easy assembly and disassembly. As a mobile center, it is constructed with durable materials suitable for this purpose. The original concept involves placing it in natural settings or other public spaces, where users can feel invigorated. The pavilion's name draws inspiration from the city of Lucca in Italy, which once housed an ancient amphitheater.
The primary goal is to encourage diverse audiences to contemplate how urban design can address the various needs of inhabitants. Moreover, it motivates both audiences and lecturers to move away from conventional facilities and explore alternative spaces such as natural settings, college yards, forests, or underdeveloped city districts in need of revitalization. An accompanying component of the pavilion is the "Cinque," which can also function independently in various locations, including parks, schoolyards, riverbanks, or winery yards. It consists of five outdoor seating facilities of different dimensions with white panels, offering protection from excessive solar radiation. These panels are strategically positioned to cater to users' needs at different times of the day. The objects feature a slightly bean-shaped design, utilizing recycled white plastic to harmonize naturally with the environment. The name draws inspiration from Cinque Terre, charming Italian cities known for their aesthetics and sun-kissed coastlines.