Besmir Hasi: Soma Slow Food

studio11, Kosovo

Inspired by Soma Book Station in the center of Pristina, the Soma Slow Food comes in a unique form of the object bringing a unique module of laminated wood construction. The object and the large openings create a blending of the object’s architecture with the surrounding nature. Soma is a restaurant that is identified by its architectural form, construction, natural light, unique openings and materials used. The purpose of materializing the object was to use traditional materials like stone, wood, plaster, glass and cobblestone, yet bringing them in a modern spirit. Fortunately, most of these materials are produced in Kosovo. The shape and special elements of the building such as its volume, its large windows, and the main entrance door are like a foyer to the Germia Park adapted to the terrain and surrounding space. The architect’s main goal was to connect the building with nature as much as possible so that both architecture and nature would be enjoyed at the same time. The object would give that special feeling and remain within, in the memory, for long by having created the cozy environment and enjoying similarly both inside and outside. Studio 11 is a company founded in 2016 by the architect Besmir Hasi. For 8 years Studio 11 has counted more than 100 different architectural projects, architectural competitions, renovations, and interior projects. Studio 11 has many collaborators and together we managed to be part of many architectural competitions and of projects contracted by different clients. Although a new company, we have had the pleasure and the opportunity to be present with our architectural works leaving traces of architecture through our commitment and work.