Last February, the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched an international competition to reuse the Spanish Fortress in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, into a creative hub. More than 60 architects from Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia and Austria applied to the call before 10 April. The first prize, $ 15,000, was awarded to a team of architects from Montenegro.
The competition was part of the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro and the UNDP’s project ‘Creative Montenegro: Economic Valorisation and Creative Industries’. The project aims to promote the economic valorisation of cultural heritage, the development of creative industries and the growth of sustainable tourism.