This building is one of my favourite city spots mainly because it is so grand and beautiful.
For me it represents beauty, courage, perseverance and grace.
It was built in 1982, presenting the seat of the Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia).
This building met all the complex administration-organizational structural needs, and most importantly, at the time it was finished, the building of the Assembly of SRBiH was the only building for that purpose in this part of Europe designed in a modern style.
The Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina and all of its bodies and services, including certain organizational parts of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and other institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, are integrated within this building.
During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the siege of Sarajevo (1992–1995), it was severely damaged because the building was practically on the frontline.
Reconstruction lasted for 11 years and was completed at the beginning of 2009.
The initial renovation work on the building of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina was funded by the European Commission.
It’s the same with life in general: when hardships strike, your courage rises. When you fall, friends respond to your values. That’s what happened here, and that’s what I see looking at this building.
Beauty risen from courage and perseverance, with help from friends. Remember that when you’re here.