CONCEPTUAL TOWN PLANNING AND ARCHITECTONIC DESIGN OF THE BAČKA TOPOLA CENTER, SERBIA
The conceptual town planning and architectonic design of the Bačka Topola center was realized in 1972 in the framework of the invitation tender by Municipality of Bačka Topola. The author obtained the first prize for the presented spatial, functional organization. The concept was based on the orthogonal matrix with several plazas connected by pedestrian physical communications. The stress is on the preservation of the identity of buildings in the immediate environment, and especially of the church in the western part of the complex, as well on interpolation of water and green areas in the ground level – the sixth façade of the buildings with sports and recreational content. The idea was to soften the rigid-angled geometry and create a more humane exterior, to establish a new understanding of interpretation of physical structures and correlate them with natural and artefact environment in the locale. The standing traffic is located at the basement level. The newly planned buildings are ground level + 4 floors high. Apart from the housing buildings, the key administrative-business and social-cultural functions are planned in the complex.
The preliminary design was awarded with the first prize at the competition of the City of Backa Topola.