Big Architecture is a leading business and educational event related to advanced architecture. It is intended to strengthen business success and attractiveness of South-Eastern Europe by researching, evaluating, and promoting architectural excellence. It serves as a catalyst of reflections about the crucial importance of architecture in the environment that takes into account and responds to the contemporary social challenges which are important for our existence, economy, and future.

The purpose of the festival is to familiarise architects and professional decision-makers with the new concepts of living, innovative technologies, building systems, services, and advanced solutions in forming and implementing a high-quality architectural envelope and interior. It is also an opportunity for the architects to present their work.

Organised since
Winning projects
B2B meetings


The Big Architecture Conference explores the relationship between quality design, innovation, response and change. A selection of internationally-engaged architects addresses these issues through their exceptional work and through a dynamic dialogue-process within the framework of the event.

Business Architectural Forum
Top-level architects discussing various topics related to the use of wood in architecture and interior.

BigSEE Winners Presentations 180 ̊
A series of short lectures by awarded architects  presenting their winning projects aimed at confronting critical thinking about quality architecture, and establishing better quality communication within the profession and in relation to the lay public.

Experts Presentations 180 ̊
Construction experts and architects on new materials and technical solutions through advanced architectural examples.

Past Speakers

Tobias Nolte; Certain Measures

Ren Yee; UNStudio

Michael Obrist; feld72

Silja Tillner; Tillner & Willinger

Maria Claudia Clemente; LABICS

Tom Frantzen; FRANTZEN et al architecten

Martin Josst; Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

Bas ten Brinke; 70F architecture

Marin Mikelić; MVA (Mikelić Vreš arhitekti)

Katjuša Kranjc in Rok Kuhar; Raketa

Einar Jarmund; JVA – Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Arkitekter

Umberto Napolitano, Maxime Enrico; LAN

Jürgen Mayer; J.MAYER.H und Partner

Tony Fretton; Tony Fretton Architects

Enrique Sobejano & Fuensanta Nieto; Nieto Sobejano

Antón García-Abril; Ensamble Studio

Jan Schellhoff; UNstudio

Julian Weyer; C. F. Møller

Francisco Mangado

Paul Robbrecht & Hilde Daem; Robbrecht en Daem Architecten

Kamiel Klaasse; NL Architects

Zvi Hecker; Zvi Hecker | architect

Carme Pinós; Estudio Carme Pinós

Nuno Mateus, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

Bjarne Mastenbroek; SeARCH Architects

Simon Ewings; Snøhetta AS

Andrew Griffin; JDS


Architecture Trade Show

The Big Architecture Trade Show is the first and the leading Trade Show for advanced architecture and professional civil engineering in the region that aims to familiarize architects and other expert decision-makers with new materials, innovative technologies and advanced solutions related to planning and implementation of high-quality architecture and interior design.

Architect Match

Individual talks and networking between architects, suppliers and other experts. Their aim is to strengthen an in-depth exchange of expert opinions and information – a unique opportunity for architects to become familiar with various innovations, novelties and solutions and to establish new business relations and opportunities.

BigSEE Awards

Within the scope of the Big Architecture Festival, the awards for excellence in Southeast European architecture will be granted in the following categories:

– BigSEE Architecture Awards: Residential architecture, Public and commercial architecture, Landscape and urban space

– BigSEE Visionaries Awards are dedicated to those individuals who enrich and inspire the world of creativity, tend to move forward by pushing the boundaries in architecture and design, and help to encourage the creative environment in Southeast Europe.

BigSEE Exhibition

The exhibition at the national pavilions features the award-winning architectural projects in the following categories: Residential Architecture, Public and Commercial Architecture, Landscape and Urban Space.

BigSEE Talks

Get inspired by watching some video interviews given by the BigSEE awarded architects revealing their driving force and visions HERE →

Photogallery 2008-2019

Photos: Miloš Horvat & Zavod Big