BINA WALK: Belgrade radio television COMPLEX BUILDING, Children’s Cultural Center and the Small Theater ‘’ ”Duško Radović” (1963-1967)
Guide by: Dijana Milašinović Marić
→ In front of the main entrance, Takovska 10
The opus of the architect Ivan Antić includes the complex of the Belgrade-based Radio Television buildings, the Children’s Cultural Center and the Small Theater "Duško Radović" (1963-1967). In this large spatial arrangement, in addition to the already well-known elements of the good functional development, he introduced one regional aspect through the idea of forming a porch-like path between the buildings. It is a process where elements of folk architecture are transmitted and transposed into a modern environment, thus multiplying the enriched space. For this complex on the location between the park and the busy street, a call was launched for the building of the municipality of Palilula, so that the area of the porch, in its original purpose, would be an area where newlyweds and wedding guests would wait for their weddings. Since the owner of the entire project soon became the Television, this porch never achieved this purpose, but urban quality has been achieved. The porch became a clamp – a connection, a place of congestion and sightseeing of the landscape between Takovska street and Tašmajdan, a form. It represents a foreground for entering the inner building or a step toward the side, but also a shortcut that people like, because shortcuts give a certain warmth and enigmatic quality to the city’s ambience. The perceptual impression of conceptuality and the local contribution are coherent horizontal lined forms that use of stone of the same warm color as that which coats the church of St. Marko that is in the immediate environment.
Dijana Milašinović Marić is an associate professor, she works in the fields of history, architectural critique as well as the work on the Serbian encyclopedia. She is employed in the Technical Faculty, in the department of Architecture in Kosovska Mitrovica. She has three books: Architecture of Jan Dubovi, A Guide to Modern Architecture of Belgrade, and Dashing Fifties in Serbian Architecture as well as a number of professional and scientific papers. She is the author of scientific – educational series on the RTS (Radio Television of Serbia): Modern architecture in Serbia, Personalities and Poetics, Ars Practica and Guide through Modern Architecture of Belgrade.