Reaching For the Stars- Astronomical Observatory on Trebević In the SpotlightPublished: 22-11-2018
As a group of passionate people driven by the idea of a constructive contribution to the society, especially to our own community, our projects often include collaboration with organizations that are part of the cultural and scientific circle, namely projects for the National Museum of BiH, Sarajevo City Hall and engagement in projects of the Faculty of Architecture.
Our latest case follows the reconstruction of the astronomical observatory on Trebević Mountain above Sarajevo, which was initiated by the Orion Astronomical Society. The Walter team offered a BIM created solution, and drafted a reconstruction platform whose implementation is expected in the foreseeable future.
The observatory building consists of a fortress with two domes, and one separate building, the “Nova kula” (New Tower). The fortress itself dates back to the Austro-Hungarian period, and throughout history, it has served many purposes, from being a military spot in World War II, to the function of an astronomical observatory since 1969. This observatory was the first of its kind in BiH, at a time that the country was part of SFR Yugoslavia. Both buildings were severely damaged during the last war (1992-1995), although the fortress suffered worse destruction. With regards to that, the key object of the planned reconstruction is the “Nova kula”.
On 26 September 2018, in Sloga, Sarajevo, the Orion Astronomical Society celebrated its 55th anniversary, along with the Walter team and other associates, where the launch of the project was announced, and the idea of reconstruction presented.
We are very pleased to work on such a representative project that not only promotes the significance of science and research, but also offers an opportunity for a broad spectrum of people to be involved in the realization of the project. As the reconstruction process moves further, we will keep you up to date.
Only the sky is above us, why wouldn’t we get closer?