Concept is based on idea of duality, which can be found in Serbia in field of architecture as well as in geographical characteristic of the land. Duality in architecture can be perceived in continual growth of Belgrade and the architecture in the rest of the Serbia, which can be found to be in stagnation over the years.
Existence of duality, creates duel-ity in it’s own being. Duelity represents conflict which can be found in architecture. Personal versus impersonal, Static versus Dinamic, low versus high…
This project represents two ways architecture in Serbia used to develop. Develop of Belgrade, which can be described with continuous changes and evolution, specific for capital city and industry/trading center, as well as development /stagnation/ of architecture in the rest of the Serbia, which does not follow flow of changes led by capital, and in its essence is unchanged for over a century…
Contrast in architecture of Serbia is mainly defined with topographical differences between central Serbia and Vojvodina. This fact was inspiration in process of creation floors and walls which can be found developing from completely plain to dynamic.
Main product of concept is wall, basic element of architecture and physical structure that separates man from comprehension essence of architecture in Serbia. “Entrance in Serbia” are represented with dark gaps, without highlighting, they are expected to be moment of surprise, once found. The only pointed out element on completely closed structure is dark gap on the crossing from plain part into the dynamic one. This gap represents Danube. Floor is raised on certain points and the tactility is created, while moving and getting – known with Serbia’s architecture that is represented with print.
Space is divided into two zones with central panel, which has partial possibility of opening. Panel is consisted of plasterboards with construction underneath. Intensity of forms varies, depending of position on the panel. It is white colored, with darkly pointed out gaps where
openings are located. Two doors type are planed – depending of opening system. Three doors are with regular hinges and one with rotating on central axis. Final fabrication of the doors follows form of the panel – when closed they create one, unique whole.
Behind the panel is place where duality of Serbian architecture can be met. Exhibition is located on the floor that is covered in printed-out foil. Floor is treated with OSB panels, which are used to create and point out different topography of Serbia, which dictated how architecture in Serbia will develop over the centuries. These floor panels are painted in white and covered in printed foil with architectural motives from all-over the Serbia, with simple graphic and clear motives.
Walls of the pavilion are painted in white. Extra lightning was planed – two reflectors located on the side walls of the pavilion. In the panel there is line lightning, hidden in the lower zone it creates an illusion that panel is separated from the ground.
Serbian pavilion, Venice biennale of Architecture / Venice, Italy
Republic of Serbia
Jovana Miletic / Miloje Krunic