Construction of New Belgrade


The idea of the construction of New Belgrade appeared in the period prior to the Second World War. The Belgrade Community and the Danish company “Kompsaks”ad. from Kopenhagen signed the contract in 1938 for the works to be accomplished: the earthling of the swamp terrain, securing and fortification of the banks and the construction of the pier sidewalks on the left bank of the river Sava. Among the first objects to be constructed was the building of the Federal Government in 1947. The project was designed by the architects Vladimir Potocnjak, Anton Urlih, Zlatko Najman and Dragica Perak and was amanded during the construction works by Mihailo Jankovic and his associates..

After the completion of the II World War, the State authorities made plans for the construction of new roads, railways and new settlements. According to the designed urban plans, the authorities anticipated the renovation and the reconstruction of the demaged objects as well as the construction of the new modern objects. The decission was reached to widen up the city boundaries on the left bank of the river Sava. The first phase in the construction of the New Belgrade began in 1947, with the participation of some 5.000 youths. Working brigades were formed of the participants coming from all over Yugoslavia. The new parts of the town rose mostly on the postulates of the European modern wave. New Belgrade was one of the best and the biggest settlements in Corbys style.


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