The central core of Debar Maalo, a hyper-developed urban zone that is exponentially built, requires greenery, which due to deprivation of free area must meet different needs. Moreover, this space needs a new type of garden, a collective garden, which will be available for everyone, but private in its character.

A garden for everyone, which belongs to only a few.

Although most of the capital’s population live in collective housing units, without the privilege of private land, the individual’s need for own greenery, for its own part of the world is still present.

In the garden, as a dense urban forest there are populated structures that are of different nature of use.

The dynamic nature of the open oasis is balanced by semi-public purposes in the interior: Artistic residence / hostel; Square / Theater; Auditorium; City Camp and Cafeteria. The diverse nature of each of these uses, ranging from an extroverted and bounded by introversion, allows citizens to assign a part of the city out of their home, to change the character of the new urban vegetative island and make a place for playing, sheltered by intense urbanism on Debar Maalo.


architects: Urosh Nikoloski, Sasho Andrijevski, Ljuben Trajanovski  |  client: Unknown  |  status: Academic Project (2019)  |  location: Skopje, North Macedonia (42.000237, 21.421517)  |  climate: Mediterranean, Temperate  |  material: undefined  |  environment: Urban  |  visualizer: Studio  |  scale: 2.440 m2 medium  |  types: cultural, mixed use  |  views: 2.255