A design incubator. Somewhere to hatch chicks in style? A place to keep the offspring of the wealthy healthy in case of premature birth? No, the design incubator is a place to nurture fledgling artists from southeast Europe. Going by the name Nova Iskra, the building is an open-plan office-cum-studio where the artists of host city Belgrade and around the region can gather for development, collaboration and community.
Architects Petokraka were brought in to create the incubator in a 350sqm derelict building downtown. They incorporated a number of distinct and functional areas for the multi-disciplined creatives can do their thing, but also included more practical elements such as a conference room, kitchen, an office service and a design library. We’re all for giving those just starting out on their design careers a leg-up, and as you can see, the interior looks are more than a match for the venue’s worthy intentions.