International competition Slavija-Manege until October 25

The prize fund is 30,000 euros, and the selected solutions will be the basis for the formulation of the planning solution and the preparation of urban-planning documentation.

“MAISON ROYAL” doo Belgrade, in cooperation with the Association of Architects of Belgrade, is announcing an open, survey, one-stage, international, anonymous, urban-architectural competition for a part of the block between the streets: King Milan, Svetozar Markovic, Nemanjina and King Milutin in Belgrade.

The reason for announcing the competition is the Decision on the development of the Plan for detailed regulation of the block between Nemanjina, Svetozara Markovića, Kralja Milana and Kralja Milutin streets and the fact that this precious area is in the central zone of the city, today in inadequate mode of use (in a significant part), neglected and inconsistent with the affirmed potentials of the immediate environment, both in terms of urbanity, construction fund and ambient, as well as in terms of utilization of functional, spatial and investment resources.

Through competitive activities, the current potentials of the space will be seen in accordance with today’s cultural and historical context.

The competition is announced for work checking the spatial and functional capacities of the site, reviewing the building rules and urban parameters defined by the current PDR for the block between Nemanjina, Svetozara Markovića, Kralja Milana (Serbian Rulers) and Kralja Milutin streets, in accordance with the PGR of the construction area of ​​the local government unit – City of Belgrade and obtaining proposals for a better urban-architectural solution which will define the purposes, capacities and morphology of the new construction within the competition scope and its relationship with the environment, especially in relation to the constructed buildings of higher storeys in order to complete the urban transformation of the block.

The goal of the competition

Goal competition is to, in accordance with the competition task, program requirements, significance and potentials of the location, choose the highest quality urban-architectural solution, which corresponds to the environment and is adapted to the values ​​of the environment. The aim is to see the current potentials of the space in accordance with today’s cultural-historical context, significance and development of the subject space, with the anticipation of future development, through competitive activities.

The aim of the competition is, based on the analysis of spatial qualities, potentials and limitations, as well as the needs and requirements of the immediate and wider environment:

  • define optimal (most rational and highest quality) development possibilities of space and potentials for new construction;
  • define the units according to the purpose and content of the facilities in accordance with the planned, ambient and other characteristics for which the rules of construction can be determined through planned elaboration;
  • define height regulations in relation to neighboring structures, especially the two dominant buildings in the area: the National Bank of Serbia and the Hilton Hotel;
  • review the space from all other aspects in order to develop the content and form of the location in accordance with the positional and essential importance for the immediate environment and the city as a whole;
  • reviews and defines, through spatial-program verification, the most optimal relationship of planned purposes and contents: housing, business, trade, etc., in accordance with the broader position of the block in the urban matrix of the city;
  • defines a recognizable urban-architectural solution adequate to the significance of the location that corresponds to the environment;
  • to determine and define pedestrian penetrations through the block, to see the views and stylistic characteristics of the buildings.

The selected solutions will represent the basis for the formulation of the planning solution and the preparation of urban-planning documentation for the subject area.

The jury

Jury President:

prof. Ivan Raskovic, architect, Belgrade, Serbia

Jury members:

  • prof. Krešimir Rogina, architect, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Simon frommenwiler, Architect, Basel, Switzerland, Co-founder of HHF Architects and Lecturer at Harvard School of Design
  • Marko Stojčić, architect, chief urban planner of the city of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Vuk Djurovic, architect, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Milka Gnjato, architect, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Tatjana Petrov, architect, Belgrade, Serbia


If at least 6 works arrive by the set deadline and if they meet the propositions of the competition, the following prizes will be awarded in the total amount of the net prize fund of 30,000 euros, according to the following distribution:

  • First prize: 15,000 euros
  • Second prize: 10,000 euros
  • Third prize: 5,000 euros

Important dates

The deadline for submitting competition works is October 4 2021. years.

Announcing the results of the competition October 25, 2021 years.

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