Block 20 New Belgrade mall, office and hotel complex


Overview + recognition

1,600,000 SF high-end mixed use complex, New belgrade, Serbia nad Montenegro, 2005
Third Prize, Invited Competition, 2005
Architecture Magazine, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2006

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Project Details

A 75 000 m2 mixed use commercial complex, including a shopping mall, hotel with conference facilities and office tower with 3 story underground parking garage.

The design of the new Block 20 is based on both 21st century building technology and aesthetics, as well as influences from Old Serbian architecture. The composition of volumes resembles the traditional layout of a monastery complex, though at a different scale and with a different function. With deep affection of the timeless beauty of Serbian renaissance architecture, paastudio presents a new way of turning a shopping center and mixed-use development into one of the focal points in New Belgrade.

The large building mass presents a challenge in itself.

It is highly visible from all adjacent locations, including the office, hotel and residential towers - all that in mind and a strongly considering of the 5th façade of the building, we are proposing the creation of a unique sculptural environment, which features seamless integration of form and function, as well as a new vision for the current surroundings. With respect to the existing Delta office building, the new addition utilizes a similar design language, nevertheless, updated for the new millennium. Comparable use of materials as well as angular massing harmonizes not only with Delta, but also with Hyatt, Genex and the Intercontinental. The inclined lines in plan and true 3D elevate this unity to new levels, which aesthetics will stand the test of time.