The subject of the competition is the urban-architectural solution of the block of the central zone of the city of Belgrade, limited by the streets of Kralja Milana, Kralja Milutina, Svetozara Markovica and internal roads within the block as a narrower scope of the competition and Nemanjina Street, as a wider scope of the block.
The newly designed construction was conceived with the aim of preserving it
existing ambient values, by retaining – recomposing inherited facades, which are valorized as valuable and with the aim of contributing to the preservation of the character of the space and heritage, while at the same time being in line with modern tendencies and the context in which the building is created.
The complex is defined as an open-type complex, with the possibility of access to the interior of the block of all city residents as well as the tenants of the block itself.
Housing in the newly planned block is given as a higher level of housing in accordance with the disposition of the block in the city and modern trends in housing construction.
The apartment block is divided into five lamellas with its internal communications, in order to provide greater living comfort with a smaller number of housing units on the first floor. The panoramic elevator and staircase are oriented towards the interior of the block, it is naturally lit and ventilated through a glass facade.
The concept of the organization of apartments was planned so as to strive for a clear division into day and night zone, and the organization of the entrance to the apartment from the living area. The open spaces-terraces are planned to be mostly open towards the inside of the block, while they are closed towards the street front with glass sliding partitions due to air pollution and noise.
The concept of organization of apartments and redistribution of apartments by structure, by levels was planned so that the largest number of apartments was bilaterally oriented, towards the street and the interior of the block, with a depth that allows good ventilation and insolation of the apartment. The largest apartments are positioned on the corners of the building, oriented on three sides on two street fronts and towards the interior of the block.
At higher levels, exclusive apartments with open terraces are planned, which offer beautiful views of the city, enriched with green areas and equipment.
Commercial content is positioned on the ground floor of the complex, while business space is planned on the first floor.
The solution of the facade in its concept is set as a synthesis of heritage and modern architecture, relying on the solutions of old city architecture, the solution of corners, their rounding into a semicircular shape, with a pronounced horizontal division of the facade into levels, vertical
elements and pulling the highest levels from the main facade, as well as pergolas as architectural elements.