Transformation of the New Belgrade urban tissue: Filling the space instead of interpolation
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This paper points to current transformations of the New Belgrade architectural and urban space identifying the process of filling the empty undeveloped areas within the New Belgrade blocks under the pressure of new commercial facilities. Given that these changes are not regulated by plans in an appropriate way, they are manifested in the space as problem situations leading to the production of space which is appropriate for the narrow interests of capital holders, while interests of direct users, as well as interest of a wider public, are most often neglected. The paper presents a critical analysis of the existing conditions and identifies problems emerging in the development and planning of the New Belgrade urban tissue. The space transformations have been explored at the level of urban and physical structure, urban landscape and user's life. Identified problem situations are indicative for further consideration of strategies for urban-architectural planning and design of New Belgrade....
Keywords:New Belgrade / open block / urban tissue / transformations / commercial facilities
Source:Spatium, 2010, 22, 47-56
- Institute of Architecture, Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia