“We cannot agree with the idea of irreversibly destroying the heritage of that 20th century in the name of building a museum dedicated to the 20th century, which would happen by demolishing part of the former radio buildings,” they say in the Society of Architects of Novi Sad.
DaNS submitted an initiative with a request to the competent institution – the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of the City of Novi Sad – that the recently evicted radio complex of buildings with Studio M in the city center be determined as soon as possible. cultural heritage and to legally and formally regulate the future reconstruction of the facilities.
“In this way, we want to start a public debate on the best solution for the conversion of this valuable architectural complex and we invite all interested individuals, groups and institutions to join our initiative. DaNS unequivocally supports the possibility of giving this complex a new purpose and welcomes the efforts to provide financial conditions for it, but everything should be in accordance with the professional criteria of the highest degree. ” – they say in DaNS.
The Studio M building, by architect Pavle Žilnik, is a place that has the function of a cult concert space in this area.
It is a series of buildings that until recently were used by the Public Media Institution RTV – Radio Novi Sad, whose projects were signed more significant architects of the twentieth century: Đordje Tabaković, Daka Popović and Pavle Žilnik.
“Bearing in mind last week’s handover of the buildings of the radio complex to the Province, as well as announcements of establishment and construction of the new museum in its place, we appeal to the authorities to carry out any reconstruction for the purpose of conversion exclusively in accordance with legal regulations and according to a valid professional analysis. We warn about this, considering the important fact that the city Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments is already preparing material for declaring this complex a cultural asset. However, that procedure is not over yet, which is why everyone must be very careful when considering any interventions. ” – it is stated in the announcement of DaNS and they add that they cannot agree with the idea that in the name of building a museum dedicated to the 20th century, he irrevocably destroyed the heritage of that 20th century, which would happen by demolishing parts of the former radio buildings.
Cult concert space
Building Studio M, by architect Pavle Žilnik, is a place that has had the function of a cult concert space since its construction in 1959 on this places. The halls and the concert hall of Studio M represent the most valuable interior from the fifties in the city, and the building with the plateau itself is the most representative public cultural object from that era that Novi Sad has.
Additionally, Studio M forms an organic whole with an old building Radio Novi Sad, by architect David Daka Popović, which contains a representative hall with a staircase from the interwar period. Its proclamation as a cultural asset would open the possibility for the building to be reconstructed to return to its original appearance from 1932, when it was built for the Trade Lloyd, and to shine in full splendor as part of the city’s history.
Studio M forms an organic whole with an old building Radio Novi Sad, architect David Daka Popović.
This series continues with the building of the annex of the radio from 1959, by which the architect Žilnik made a harmonious connection with the old building. Home of Novi Sad trade youth, the most beautiful buildings from the interwar period in Novi Sad. It was built in 1932 by the famous architect Djordje Tabaković, and it completes the ensemble of radio buildings that we as a society are obliged to preserve.
An additional significance of this group of buildings is the rare pieces of technique from all epochs of the history of Radio Novi Sad, then a rich archive of recordings of the radio program and concerts held, and especially important is cultural memory of this place as epicenter of domestic and world music and cultural production.
Rejected Location Conditions
“Considering that the City Administration for Urbanism and Construction Affairs in June 2020. rejected the request of the Province for the issuance of Location Conditions for the reconstruction of the radio complex, because the submitted project, which was obtained in the public procurement, did not meet the conditions for construction due to several problems in the request and non-compliance with planning documents and legal procedures, we call for all future projects to comply with all applicable plans, regulations and conditions of the competent authorities. ” – it is stated in the announcement of DaNS.
Vladimir Mitrovic, senior curator at MSUV, announced on his personal Facebook profile a possible new visual solution for Studio M in Novi Sad:
Announce a competition
“Therefore, the Association of Architects of Novi Sad calls on the Provincial Government of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina to use the time efficiently and come to the reconstruction project that will meet the highest professional standards. DaNS is in principle committed to being above all announce an architectural competition for the conceptual solution of the reconstruction of this complex for the purpose of future conversion, whose task would be to reach the best architectural solution for harmonizing the new purpose with the existing character of the buildings of the radio complex that should be preserved. The Society of Architects of Novi Sad, as before, is available for any kind of professional assistance in this process. ” – it is concluded in the announcement of DaNS.
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