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Project for Reconstruction and Adaptation of the Museum of Science and Technology

  Project for Reconstruction and Adaptation of the Museum of Science and Technology


At the end of 2005, by the decision of the government, the Museum of Science and Technology received, as its new location, the first public thermo power plant building, located in Dorćol. While solving the problem of housing for the museum, the inevitable need for reconstruction of this building became apparent. Reconstruction is needed in order to meet the requirements for the complete, modern functioning of the museum. Because of this, the Museum of Science and Technology is one of the cultural institutions that is to be reconstructed using funds from the National Investment Plan. The famous architect Boris Podrecca has been entrusted with creating the design of the building.

Born in Belgrade, Boris Podrecca is an eminent European architect with a special gift for the creative and original design of space and revitalization of the urban environment. His architecture studios are located in Vienna, Venice and Stuttgart. He is professor at the University in Stuttgart, where he is also director of the Institute for Design and Theory of Space. He is guest professor in Lausanne, Paris, Venice, Philadelphia, London, Vienna, and Harvard. Professor Podrecca has received numerous awards and is a member of many eminent institutions worldwide. He is a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Some of his main works include the Museum of Modern Art Ca’Pesaro in Venice; the business building of Basel Insurance Society in Vienna; a school in Dirmhirngasse, Vienna; the Millennium Tower in Vienna; the City Library in Biberbach, Germany; the Museum of Applied Arts in Limoge, France; Biozentrum in Vienna; and public areas in Saltzburg, Sankt Pelten, Ottensheim, Verona, and Ravenna.

Upon completion of the architectural and urbanistic reconstruction of the Museum, the conditions for its development in the framework of a European cultural context will be met. The museum will become one of the leading educational institutions and modern centers for the protection, study, and popularization of the technological culture of Serbia.

Professor Boris Podrecca presented the project on the concept of architectural and urbanistic design on 15th May 2007 in the Ceremonial Hall of the Old Court.