The first Urban hub in Belgrade was opened on November 25th in organization of the Belgrade International Architecture Week (BINA) and the Park Keepers Initiative. The Urban Hub is part of the european cultural platform Shared Cities: Creative Momentum, aimed at improving the quality of life in urban environments through participation.
Today's look of Plato, located in the open space between buildings in Mileševska Street 42, in the central Belgrade municipality of Vračar, built in the seventies, is the result of several months of work by BINA and the Initiative of the Park Keepers with the community, during which more than ten workshops were held both with children and adults. The solution came from the analysis of the group of anthropologists and architects and is a response to the real needs of the community. In the latest action, children of different ages and their mothers cleaned and painted a part of the park, and then a multi-functional table was installed on the Plato, which will serve as a gathering place for the entire community.
Tatjana Vukosavljević (BINA) and Mila Bakić (Park Keepers) spoke about the project, after which The Urban Hub was opened by Branislav Popović, Director of the Directorate for Construction Land and Construction of the City of Belgrade, in the presence of Marko Nikic, Assistant President of the Municipality of Vracar, representatives of BINA, DAB, as well as numerous distinguished guests.
We also want to express our gratitude to the company Tikkurila on their generous donation.