Faculty of Applied Arts


entry competition
Beograd, Serbia
City of Belgrade
university complex
Project team: 
Aleš Žnidaršič
Aljoša Potočnik
Katja Žlajpah
Martina Marčan
Vesna Vraničar
Srđan P. Knežević
Andrej Strehovec
Matej Mejak

Modular coordination (cubebox)

The building of the Academy of Applied Arts is a programmed atmosphere of educational concept, which, with the emphasis on studio and gallery spaces, creates a sensory-creative area, whose physical context is defined by the limited scheme of the school's communication model. The design methodology is oriented towards an open and flexible model system, capable of changing, upgrading, and adapting to diverse situations. In practice, it is about finding the basic module of an applied modular xBox system, which by multiplication forms a system matrix. We introduce the concept of modular segment experiment to the level or scale of spatial design, where the basic matrix is represented by a quadrant, which is replicated to create a polygon for optimal design of programme complexity.