Blakçori receives gold with Kosovo’s “Heroinat”

By: Valon Xoxa    April 16, 2014

Ilir Blakçori, the creator of “Heroinat” has been awarded the golden award at the “A Design Award Competition” held in Milan,Italy.

The project “Heroinat” had been chosen amongst thousands of other entries and has been valued for its interesting design and architectural quality. The award has been given for the architectural, construction and the design of the project.

“Ilir Blakçori, the designer of the “Heroinat” memorial has been able to demonstrate the pain and contribution of women during the Kosovo war, a contribution that has yet to be given the importance that it deserves. The memorial as it is, honors each and every unknown contributor, to an individual level.” – were among the reasons that jury members decided to award the memorial.

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Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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