N I K O L A Z N A O R
Nikola Znaor was born in Zagreb (1991), raised in The Netherlands, and educated as an architect in Austria.
He received his Master of Architecture (MArch) degree with a major in Ecology, Sustainability and Conservation from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Institute for Art and Architecture) - one of the oldest architecture schools in Austria and Europe.
His projects focus on architecture, innovation and design. Nikola's work has been exhibited across Europe and published in numerous books, publications, magazines and online media. He has won three international prizes for a responsive shading system, for which he has a patent: the 1st Prize at the Adream2012 competition, in 2014 the 6th Prize at the Holcim Awards “Next generation”, which counts as a global reference for excellence in sustainable construction, and in 2016 the James Dyson Award for Austria. He has presented his work at several universities, workshops and events globally, and has held lectures at the Faculty of Engineering in Zagreb, the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, Technical University Vienna and in New York City (Holcim Lab).
In 2017 he received the TISCHE Scholarship from the Chancellor’s Office in Austria.