Nol Binakaj

Deputy Director

Nol Binakaj is a deputy head of office and a program coordinator for Adaptive Reuse of historic buildings and sites at CHwB Kosovo, engaged in the organization since 2005. He has been leading various projects focused on conservation and adaptive reuse of major vernacular, public and religious buildings in Kosovo, among other including the 14th century Orthodox Church St Saviour in Prizren, 15th century Great Hammam in Prishtina; 16th century Hadum Mosque in Gjakova. In the period of 2012 until 2015 he led the team implementation of 70 cases of Preventive Interventions of buildings at risk throughout Kosovo. His focus is in urban planning policies, including civic engagement and participatory methodologies for urban regeneration. Binakaj is also a founder of Kosovo Architecture Foundation KAF, and a member of a team that received the Getty Foundation “Keeping it Modern” grant for CMP of Kosovo’s National Library. He holds a diploma in Architecture Engineering from the University of Prishtina, Kosovo, and also received professional training in the Conservation and Management of Historic Buildings at the Lund University, Sweden. In 2016 was a Kosovo nominator for Aga Khan Architectural Award. Nol in 2017 received the Hubert H. Humphrey/Fulbright fellowship as a research fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT, Department for Urban Studies and Planning, USA. Member of ICOMOS and Do.Co.Mo.Mo. International.