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New Belgrade Gallery

New Belgrade Brutalist buildings

With this New Belgrade gallery I have no intention to criticize its architectural appearance. What is done is done.

At the very beginning (late 1940s and 1950s), the main target was to turn the swamp area of New Belgrade into a new city. Tha plan was to erect as many buildings as possible to meet the needs of the growing population.

It was a period of Brutalist architecture approach where monumentality was the most important goal. Many residential buildings and even entire residential districts look monumental in an ugly way. 

New Belgrade residents have always complained about the grayness of the city, using the deprecating phrase ‘dormitory’ to emphasize their view of New Belgrade.

Many of them describes New Belgrade as a place that neither inspires a creative life nor encourages healthy human relationships. 

Your first contact with Novi Beograd monumental architecture is Genex Tower, called  Western Gate of Beograd. On the opposite side of Belgrade, there is also so called Eastern city gate.

In recent decades, things have changed with the construction of several modern facilities. The most representative are Hyatt and Intercontinental hotels, Usce Business Center, Belgrade Sport Arena, Delta City.

In the meantime, some changes are visible in new housing constructions.  Buildings inside new residential blocks are lower with more vibrant colors.

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