Greece–Bosnia and Herzegovina Friendship Building

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Greece-Bosnia and Herzegovina Friendship Building
Zgrada prijateljstva između Grčke i Bosne i Hercegovine (Bosnian)
Zgrada prijateljstva između Grčke i Bosne i Hercegovine.JPG
The Greece-Bosnia and Herzegovina Friendship Building
General information
Type Office tower
Location Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address TRG BiH 1, Sarajevo 71000, Bosna i Hercegovina
Coordinates 43°51′18.13″N 18°24′18.63″E / 43.8550361°N 18.4051750°E / 43.8550361; 18.4051750
Completed 1974 Initial
2007 Reconstructed
Owner Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Technical details
Floor count 21
Design and construction
Main contractor Vranica d.d. (original construction)
Domotechniki S.A. (reconstruction)

The Greece–Bosnia and Herzegovina Friendship Building (Bosnian, Croatian: Zgrada prijateljstva između Grčke i Bosne i Hercegovine, Serbian: Зграда пријатељства између Грчке и Босне и Херцеговине, Greek: Κτήριο Φιλίας Ελλάδας Βοσνίας-Ερζεγοβίνης) is an office building located in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The building houses the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is often erroneously referred to as the Parliament building. This is due to its proximity to the actual 5 story parliament building which is adjacent to the Greek-Bosnian Friendship building.

History[edit]

The Executive Council Building burns after shelling in the spring of 1992.Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev

The building was completed in 1974 and occupied by the government of the erstwhile Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was originally name the Executive Council Building (Zgrada Izvršnog Vijeća). It served as the principal government building in Bosnia and Herzegovina until it was extensively damaged by Serbian shelling in May 1992 during the first few weeks of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After the end of the war the building was gutted and remained vacant until reconstruction began in 2006.

Reconstruction[edit]

In 2006, the government of Greece provided 80% of the funding for the reconstruction of the building. The total cost of the project was 17,057,316 euros. Reconstruction was completed by the Greek company DOMOTECHNIKI SA in just over one year and the building was opened on July 23, 2007.

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