The UN Shared Eco Premises is conceptualised using efficient, ecological technology and a modern design that would equally satisfy the Montenegro Government's commitment to the Ecological State and provide the appropriate joint roof for UN family in Montenegro. The project is a result of a joint collaboration between the Government of Montenegro, Government of Austria, Municipality of the Capital City Podgorica and the United Nations team in the country.

UN Eco building development timeframe:

2003 - The Government of Montenegro generously offered to support the process and the agreement was reached to build a shared UN Eco premises in Montenegro;

2004 - The Municipality of the Capital City committed a valuable piece of land on the bank of the river Moraca and waved all taxes and connection fees;

2006 - A competition for the best architectural design of UN Shared Eco Premises was organised in January 2006 in Innsbruck, Austria, by Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and World University Service (WUS) Austria;

2006 - A Memorandum of Understanding on construction of this building, also known as UN Eco Building, was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro and Austrian Development Agency;

2009 – A tender for construction was issued. The United Nations System in Montenegro contracted an engineering company and selected a group of local engineers, which together with Bureau Fughenschuh, the winning architectural firm, worked on developing detailed architectural and engineering drawings based. The UN-contracted engineering company, King Shaw Associates from UK, provided specialist services in developing the UN Shared Eco Premises idea into the concrete architectural and engineering drawings and plans on which the tender procedure was based;

2010 - Laying of a foundation stone by the Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanović and UNDG Chair Helen Clark;

2013 – The completion of the UN Eco bilding;

March 2014 - Official opening of the UN Eco-building.

Contact person:
Miloš Popović
UN Coordination Analyst
UN Coordination Office
Stanka Dragojevica Street bb, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
e-mail: milos.popovic@one.un.org
Tel: +382 20 447 457 | Fax: +382 20 447 414