Salih Spahiu

Pristina | Date: October 22, 2018 | Duration: 94 minutes

For me the building of Kosovafilm was a, a great motivation and a challenge how to conceptualize the building, because it has some very specific functions. Such as, the sound room which is part of the building, because of the acoustics it is there where the dubbing of the movies takes place, then the cinemas, the warehouses for film preservation, then the administration and the area for socializing. These functions I have accommodated in such a way, so that each has its integrity in regards to… but, again they connect to one another in an organic way.

From Kosovafilm you can see the city of Pristina quite well, and I went with the colors of the facade which are ochre, if you recall Kodak that used to produce films, the colors of their packaging were like that… and I made that connection, you know, how I designed the facade I connected it with the purpose of the building.

Aurela Kadriu (Interviewer), Donjetë Berisha (Camera)

Salih Spahiu was born on January 26, 1946 in Tirana, Albania. He graduated from the Department of Architecture at the University of Sarajevo in 1973. Upon his return to Kosovo, he worked at the Urban Planning Office at the Pristina Municipality. Later in 1975, he started working at the Kosovo Bureau for Urban Planning. Mr. Spahiu has designed many buildings in the city of Pristina, including Kosovafilm and the Shopping Mall in Sunny Hill. Today, he is retired and lives with his family in Pristina.