Throughout the last decades, cities are facing
the common problem of abandonment and decay of
urban land. This paper explores culture-led urban
regeneration in the city of Sarajevo. Sarajevo is a city
with rich cultural history, known for its diverse
population. It has gone through several destruction
periods, the greatest and most recent being the 90’s war.
The post-conflict city still carries a lot of marks from
this period where many buildings were severely
damaged during the war or abandoned throughout the
following post-conflict industrial decline. Consequently,
a juxtaposition between the neglected urban zones and
new development was created. The purpose of this
research is to derive a strategy for urban renewal of the
city of Sarajevo by analyzing three successful examples
in Europe. The results of this research include
guidelines for urban regeneration through creative
hubs, applied on the example of the former Electrical
Power Station in the city center of Sarajevo. The
outcome is the regeneration of the Power Station as an
inclusive cultural place that welcomes all citizens and
echoes the notions of Sarajevo’s multiculturalism while
acting as an economic generator.
Keywords : Sarajevo, Collective Identity, Urban Regeneration, Creative Hubs, Culture.