The flag design concept is based on the author’s perception of the current moment of the European Union as a community of half a billion inhabitants.The re—imagining / rethinking of Europe can also be expressed by changing the fundamental visual — the flag as a “logo”. The proposed design is an interpretation of today’s EU in the format of a flag, which is also a possible basis for visualising upcoming changes. The stars marking equal member states are likely to be added to today’s number of 27. There are 28 stars on the proposed solution. The design enables and almost invites the following member states. By filling in the blanks, i.e. by further adding, the stars decrease, and the number of rows increases. It is important that all the stars are the same size. The historical geopolitical development of the USA, as well as some other (similar) state associations / unions, with an increasing number of states, is most clearly visible precisely in the changes to the flag, on which new states were added. With the design of the new EU flag, I propose a visualisation of the increase/decrease in the number of members for future EU flags as well. I assume and hope that in the future (re)imagination of EU flag will keep the blue background, but with new colour strips that are messages of individual categories and decisions, will meet the scenarios of sustainable development, progress, survival and adaptation to climate change, for meeting at least 17 UN sustainable development goals.
Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb in 1979. Licensed architect and urban architect, authorised to work on immovable cultural architectural heritage, registered scientist and national accessibility expert. Head of courses in Architectural design, Energy and ecological architecture, Sustainable architecture, High-tech architecture, Architecture of the future, Designing sustainable architecture, Tradition, creativity and sustainability. Lecturer at the AF Doctoral Studies in Zagreb and Ljubljana, at the ALU in Zagreb and at the AF in Ljubljana. Head of the City Security course at the Postgraduate Specialist Study in Crisis Management at the University of Zagreb. Head of the International Summer School of Architecture and Study Centre in Motovun. He completed his postgraduate studies in Urbanism and Spatial Planning in 1982. Realised projects include about twenty family houses (passive solar and passive A+ houses), apartment buildings, buildings of various public purposes and renovations. It has been awarded at numerous architectural and urban planning competitions. He received the annual award for green construction and sustainable development – Person of the Year, of the Croatian Green Building Council for 2021. President of the Croatian section in the International Solar Energy Association and the Croatian Centre for Renewable Energy Association. The head of Passive House Consortium Croatia, head and collaborator on several EU projects.