The project was created with the idea of preserving the motif of a terraced descent down the Sava slope and opening towards the Sava river. This was achieved by cascading the lowering of the roof planes, small steps and the central stair space, as well as the disposition of floors, semi-levels and openings in the form of atriums, all with the aim of directing movement and views from Kosančić Wreath to the Sava River.
The central stairwell represents a break in the continuity of the building by forming a notch – a space that passes through all floors of the building and terraced, with the help of stairs, overcomes the height difference from the ground floor to the pedestrian promenade. This space as a central motif is the main direction of communication to the halls and work rooms. It is designed as a space for gathering students, which, if necessary, can become an extension of the gallery by opening sliding partitions and thus forming a unique space. This space is materialized by a light steel construction supported between two parallel load-bearing walls, which are thus immersed in the space of the central staircase.
The stairs are located next to the atrium, which provides good lighting, as well as the visual connection of these two units. On the ground floor, the atrium has the function of expanding the gallery space in the open, connected by a staircase to the seating area. On the higher floors, certain rooms are illuminated through the atrium.
The roof terrace above the second floor is directly connected to the Pedestrian Promenade, forming a space for contact between students and the public. In addition to cafes and relaxation areas, the roof terrace also offers space for students to work outdoors. In certain areas, the space is protected from the sun by pergolas with greenery.
Interiors of work halls in individual details indicated through different colors and thus divided into 3 basic sections – applied painting, applied sculpture and applied graphics. This division is exclusively of an aesthetic character and does not prevent the merging or multifunctionality of certain halls.
Author team : Jasmina Pavlović, Maja Vasilev, Ana Nenadić, Mila Joksimović, Miloš Purić
Year of the design: 2022