Mokrin House Co-Working / Co-living, Mokrin, RS

Function: Other
Country: Serbia
Category: Sustainable Communities
Architects: Maja Necić, Dijana Novaković, Aleksandra Nikitin, Dušan Nenadović
Completion of design: 2009
Year completed: 2015
Nominated by: Grozdana Šišović PhD
The complex of Terra Panonica represents an authentic example of a sustainable relationship between the local, rural community and the creative industries' professionals. The complex of Mokrin House was conceived to host a wide range of activities and programs which gather artists, researchers of different kinds and freelance creative professionals, but also opens its capacities to the local community through different activities for all generations, engaging local food producers, masters of old crafts and others. (Grozdana Šišović PhD)
Project Description

Mokrin is a settlement in the municipality of Kikinda in the Vojvodina region of Serbia. Conventions typically define communication, infrastructure, the placement of houses on plots, as well as the typology of houses built in such villages as Mokrin. Despite its lack of special historical or architectural worth in regards to its individual objects, the old estate represents a unit of ambient value, as an evidence of the organisation and functioning method of a larger, organised estate of Northern Banat at the turn of the 20th century. The client’s idea was to open the estate to various cultural projects, comprising the space available for presenting authentic products and for the accommodation of guests and travellers. The concept of the estate is to interpret the village yard and its ambience in a contemporary manner, in order to give a new meaning to the term ‘village estate’.

The estate now consists of five houses:

House A: guest house (size: 560m²); house B: office space (size: 250m²); house C: experience point (size: 356m²); house D: co-working space (size: 435m²); house 23: hostel (size: 287m²).

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