10.01.

33.Question: Dear,
We are not sure how we are supposed to submit the proposal. In the announcement it says "The participant in the competition submits the competition work electronically, following the link: https://konkurs-fpu.rs"
But where exactly are we supposed to upload our proposal.

Answer: Following the link: https://www.konkurs-fpu.rs/en/ or https://www.konkurs-fpu.rs/sr/;  starting from Friday, February 4th, the icon for uploading competition works will be opened in the menu (UPLOAD), and then you will be able to electronically upload your proposal.


20 December

31. Question: 12. In the case of setback floor is the height if light construction railing (metal or glass) counted in cornice height?

Reply:

If the railing is in the plane of the facade canvas, it is included in the height of the cornice, regardless of the material from which it was made.

Determining the height of the building is defined by the Rulebook on General Rules for Parcellation, Regulation and Construction ("Official Gazette of RS", No. 22/2015) in chapter General Rules for Construction in Article 24

Article 24

The height of a new building on a construction lot is determined by applying the rules on height regulation i.e., the allowed height of buildings stipulated by this rulebook.

The height of the building is the distance from the zero level of the building to the level of the cornice (the highest point of the facade canvas) and is determined in relation to the facade of the building set towards the street, i.e. the accessible public traffic area.

The zero elevation is the point of intersection of the terrain line and the vertical axis of the building.

 

30. Question: Dear Madams and Sirs, can you please clarify us the reguations for oppenings on North side and South side of plot. Toward Dumrukhana thanks to SA-1 plot we are away 6 m from it, where on the South side we are min 9.2 m away from housing unit (that lays outside of the regulation plan).

Reply:

According to the conditions you indicated, it is possible to open the opening towards the surrounding lots. The requirements for opening towards the surrounding the lots are defined by the Rulebook on General Requirements for Parcellation, Regulation and Construction (Official Gazette of RS No. 22/2015).

Chapter 8 General Rules for construction for central city and business zones, Articles 63 and 64 indicate:

Article 63

The facilities that are usually built in the reconstruction and renovation zones and the central urban and business zones are facilities in a row.

The distance between new free-standing and surrounding buildings, except for buildings in a row, is 5.0 m, so that the position of the new building provides the specified distance from the existing building.

Opposite openings cannot be provided on adjacent sides for constructed free-standing buildings that are less than 5.00 m apart.

Article 64

The minimum allowed distance between the new free-standing building and the line of the adjacent construction lot, which ensures the mutual distance of the buildings, is 2.5 m.

Opposite openings cannot be provided on the adjacent sides for constructed free-standing buildings whose distance to the border of the construction plot is less than 2.5 m.


15 December

29. Question: As a team of international architects we wish to participate in the competition and following the suggestions from the announcement we have an licensed associate from Serbia. Are we allowed to participate and where do we have to send the proof of license or is it enough write the local architect as an associate.
Thank you

Reply: According to the Competition Announcement and Programme - point 9.1 - terms of participation in the competition, as regards the appropriate licence issued in accordance with the rules set by the Serbian Chamber of Engineers, in the competition documentation: I COMPETITION SURVEY MAPS AND TABLES - 06 ENCLOSURE TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT - AUTHOR’S ENVELOPE, in the part entitled PARTICIPANT’S STATEMENT, one confirms their professional qualifications, aptitude, licence and/or authorization for further elaboration on the planning and technical documentation, without enclosing evidence thereof.

 

28. Question: Dear All,
Is it possible to take part in the competition if there is only one licensed team member, whose licence was issued in a foreign country which is an EU member-state?

Reply: In accordance with the competition announcement, the participating authors must hold appropriate qualifications in their respective countries of origin. In accordance with the announcement, it is necessary that the design team should include at least one holder of an appropriate valid licence issued by the Serbian Chamber of Engineers. The mutual cooperation can be regulated by a cooperation agreement on this project.


14 December 2021

Question 27: Is it allowed to put studios, workshops, etc. in a semi-basement?

Reply:  The semi-basement area may house studios and workshops provided that they are supplied with natural light and ventilation.

 

Question 26: Can you please explain some concepts from point 3.1.1.4, “The use of the semi-basement level for its basic purpose is allowed; the semi-basement level is not calculated in the gross floor area.” Does this mean that the semi-basement area (without the ground floor built above it) will be separately counted as an undeveloped area (counted in 25%). What is the allowed height above the highest access street level?

Reply:  The semi-basement area (level) is included in the calculation of  the underground levels area.  The height regulation has been defined with the planning document :  Amendments to the Detailed Regulation Plan of the Kosančićev venac Neighbourhood for the Part of the Block between the Streets: Karađorđeva, Velike stepenice and Kosančićev venac streets, City Municipality Stari grad (“Official Journal of the City of Belgrade” No. 76/2021) in the graphic enclosure

 

Question 25: Can we use the underground corridors and incorporate them in the proposal? In that case > Where are their entrances? Do you have any visuals? Do you have a survey drawing with height points etc.

Reply: 

The underground corridors will be revitalized through a special project, unique for all the underground corridors on the Kosančićev venac slope.

As these areas have not been sufficiently explored and as there is no detailed documentation on them, the relation and any connection with the underground corridors can be observed approximately in the competition assignment.

In the competition documentation II COMPETITION ENCLOSURES folder 09 COMPETITION - CITY GALLERY, the preliminary design shows an approximate elevation of the  underground corridors.

According to the available data from the geodetic situation and the tour of the field, it has been established that the underground corridors are situated in the yard section, in the zone of the following buildings in Karadjordjeva street - nos. 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27,29, 31, 33, 39 and 43. Their respective dimensions and cross-sections differ from each other. Some parts have been built in and it is not known what is happening between those walls. In the various historical epochs of the development of the city of Belgrade, the underground corridors underwent additional construction and changes of purpose from time to time, which was not registered anywhere. It was established that there was ventilation in all the underground corridors which could be accessed, which ventilation was most often executed in the form of circular manholes ending above the surface of the field with ventilation openings.   From a tour of the underground corridors, it was established that the rocky surfaces were in a very good condition, so their revitalization and integration into the Kosančićev venac neighbourhood setting is being planned.

 

Question  24: 8. Room B.1.5 has a required clear ceiling height of 6.5m. Since this is the only studio with that height, is the requirement correct?

Reply: Room B.1.5 - a sculpting class, intended for work with big formats. The clear height of the room can be 6.0m. All the heights provided by the programme have been recommended and the students can correct them slightly, provided that they obey the standards required for the processes developing there.

 

Question 23: There are some discrepancies between definitions in the lighting conditions on various programs. Can you please explain the differences between the following definitions: “Lighting” (in Room A.2.2); “Good lighting”, “Good natural lighting” and “natural lighting”; “preferably natural from the north side”, “natural from the north side” and “several north-oriented windows” (since they are not precisely defined and distinguished - how strict are these requirements?). This question is important especially when the orientation of the plot is taken into the account.

Reply:

Natural light is essential for most of the rooms. An influx of light from the northern side is necessary in the studios. The participants in the competition should, in accordance with the processes developing within certain rooms, propose an appropriate method of natural or artificial lighting, giving priority to optimal lighting

of the classrooms.

 

Question 22: On p. 36 of the ANNOUNCEMENT AND PROGRAMME it is mentioned that access to the underground corridor is to be provided. Could you please elaborate? What is the difference between the entrance to the city gallery and the access to the underground corridors? Is it planned for pedestrians only, or are service vehicles to be considered as well? Etc.

Reply:

In Chapter 3.4.1 - An Integrated Road and Pedestrian Track (building plot CA-1), the conditions for road access to the underground levels of plots J9-1 and J4-2 are defined, whereas in Chapter 3.4.2 - Small Stairs / Inclined Elevator (building plot CP7-2), pedestrian accesses from a public pedestrian communication are defined.

 

Question 21:  In which scope is the plot J9-1 part of the competition task? It is not very clear from the texts.

Reply:

Plot J9-1 is not included in the competition assignment and the structure to be built on that plot can be shown only approximately, with a view to showing a new building of the Faculty of Applied Arts in its future planned setting.

 

Question 20:  4. Would it be possible to obtain the plans of the planned City Gallery, so we can determine the entrance situation from Karadjordjeva Street?

Reply:  The preliminary design of the planned City Gallery forms a constituent part of the competition documentation.

                     II COMPETITION ENCLOSURES folder 09 COMPETITION - CITY GALLERY

 

Question 19:  2. In what aspect does plot SP7-2 form part of the competition task? Can we redesign the proposed stairs and the inclined elevator route?

Reply:  Plot SP-7 forms part of the competition span only in the form of a survey and the participants can give their proposals and suggestions with a view to having the new structure integrated into the present and planned setting.

 

Question 18:  1. Can we build over the SA-1 plot above certain height, given that we provide an (uninterrupted) road and pedestrian track on the ground floor?

Reply:  According to the planning documentation requirements, it is not possible to plan any construction above plot SA-1.


13 December 2021

Question 17:  At what elevation are the underground corridors situated?

Reply: The underground corridors have not been sufficiently explored and there is no detailed technical documentation on that matter.

The relation and a possible connection with the underground corridors can be given approximately in the competition assignment.

In the competition documentation II COMPETITION ENCLOSURES folder 09 COMPETITION - CITY GALLERY, the preliminary design shows an approximate elevation of the  underground corridors.


12 December 2021

Question 16: Part of the underground corridor is located on the vertical projection of the building plot - is it possible to build in the zone above the underground corridor?

Reply:

It is possible to build above the underground corridor provided that the building of a new structure does not threaten the underground area in any way whatever.


10 December 2021

Question 15: Is it allowed to plan on plot CA-1 an entrance and exit ramp along the entire plot length of 6m for the purpose of access to an underground garage, which would serve as a garage in common and for access to plot J9-1. Of course, but one should respect the requirement that the starting line of the ramp should be drawn at least 5m far from the regulation line.

Reply:

The planning document allows an intervention at the level of access on plot CA-1 in the manner described in Chapter 3.4.1 - An Integrated Road and Pedestrian Track (building plot CA-1) of the Competition Announcement and Programme.

However, taking into account the fact that the access is shared by two building plots, namely plot J9-1 and J4-2, the underground levels of which and the access to which are being designed independently of each other, it is recommended that the levelling of Karadjordjeva street should be retained on plot CA-1.


3 December

Question 14: Dear All,

How should we treat the existing Langouste restaurant? Should it stay or should it be removed as it is not contained in the Sketch Up file?

Reply:

The status of the buildings on the adjacent plots has been defined in the following planning document: Amendments to the Detailed Regulation Plan of the Kosančićev venac Neighbourhood for the Part of the Block between the Streets: Karađorđeva, Velike stepenice and Kosančićev venac streets, City Municipality Stari grad (“Official Journal of the City of Belgrade” No. 76/2021), with a note that one should consider both the current and the planned condition as we do not have information on the period required for the implementation of the plan and for the execution of the structures on the adjacent plots.

 

Question 13: Dear Sir or Madam, The construction plot’s maximum coverage is 75%.

Does the total plot coverage include the surface of the overhead roof (an outdoor work area)?

Thank you for your answer.

Reply:

Plot coverage* - a relation between the dimensions of the horizontal projection of a constructed or a planned structure and the total surface area of the construction plot, expressed in percentages; overhead roof surfaces are included in plot coverage calculation.


29 November

12. Question: Could you give us an explanation regarding the structure on plot J9-1 - “The Multi-Purpose Cultural Building of Đumrukana”?

File 3D KOSANČIĆ.skp and the graphic enclosure, page 30 (Excerpt from the Amendments to the Detailed Regulation Plan of the Kosančićev venac Neighbourhood for the part of the block between the following streets: Karađorđeva, Velike stepenice and Kosančićev venac, City Municipality of Stari grad) has not been adjusted - see the multi-purpose cultural building’s construction line.

What is the contact between plots J9-1 and J4-2 (the distance between the new structures) from point T3 towards the east?

Thank you

Reply:

The possible construction zone and the relations between the buildings have been defined in Graphic Enclosure No. 3. "The Regulation and Leveling Plan with Analytical and Land Survey Marking Elements",  Amendments to the Detailed Regulation Plan of the Kosančićev venac Neighbourhood for the part of the block between the following streets: Karađorđeva, Velike stepenice and Kosančićev venac, City Municipality of Stari grad (“Official Journal of the City of Belgrade” No. 76/2021).

File 3D KOSANČIĆ.skp has been created as an illustrative enclosure for the purposes of the spatial check of the proposed names within the Detailed Regulation Plan and as for work on the competition design, the elements from Graphic Enclosure No.  3 of the Detailed Regulation Plan shall apply.

In accordance with Graphic Enclosure No.  3, in point T3, it is possible to build a structure on plot J4-2, up to the construction line which equals the plot’s boundary. If the structure is placed on a boundary with an adjacent plot, no opening towards the adjacent plot is allowed.


27 November

Question 11: Dear Sir or Madam,

What is the difference between a setback loft and an attic?

Thank you

Reply: 

A setback loft - the top floor that has been set back 1.5m at the minimum, at the floor level, from the façade plane towards a public surface

The roof is flat and is either a pass-through one or covered by greenery.

An attic - the level in a building which has been constructed, either fully or in part, within the building’s roof structure, with a knee wall up to 1.6m high and stretching from the top level’s floor.


26 November  

10. Question: Dear Sir or Madam,

The text under 3.1.1.6 of the competition programme reads:

Observed in relation to the zero field level - Karađorđeva street’s pavement:

- the maximum level height is from 11m to 14m

- the maximum roof height is from 15m to 18m

The maximum level height of 11m and the maximum roof height of 15m has been planned for the structures and/or structure parts along the regulation line towards Karađorđeva street.

The maximum level height of 14m and the maximum roof height of 18m has been planned for the structures and/or structure parts towards construction plots J9-2 and ZPZ.

What is the maximum roof height towards Karađorđeva street and towards construction plots J9-2 and ZPZ if the roof is flat (loft)?

Where is the roof height boundary between Karađorđeva street and construction plots J9-2 and ZPZ?

Reply: If the roof is flat (a setback loft), the maximum level height of the setback loft equals the maximum roof height.

The boundaries between the roof height towards Karađorđeva street and towards construction plots J9-2 and ZPZ are defined according to the spatial design of the competition project.


19 November

Question 9: Please clarify how to use workshops with an external entrance measuring 3x3m. What is the size of the delivery vehicle and is it necessary to have access directly to the entrance of the workshop or is it possible to perform loading and unloading at a certain distance from the entrance?

Reply: Direct access to the workshops is desirable but not necessary, except, if possible, for a stone processing workshop, as these materials are the heaviest. The only condition is to provide a straight approach for transfer of material by pallet jack or other means. It is possible to perform load and unload at a distance from the workshops while providing communications of appropriate dimensions.


17 November

Question 8: Dear Sirs, is it necessary to envisage additional exhibition spaces that are not listed under the common spaces, or is it possible to form exhibition spaces within the given square footage of the halls?

Reply: A smaller exhibition space should be planned, that can function independently of the exhibition space which is part of halls. It is desirable for this additional exhibition space to be accessible from public communications and to serve for the constant promotion of the work of the faculty, and it can be occasionally of a commercial nature. The position and dimensions should be defined in accordance with the spatial concept as well as with the spatial limitations of the location, with the remark that the priority is to provide solution for teaching area.


16 November

Question 6: Dear Sirs, Please provide information regarding the space for the History Department. Will the old presses be functional in the new Faculty of Applied Arts building as well, or they are just exhibits. How many such presses are there? Can you give us the approximate square footage of this room?

Reply: It is planned to place four presses in the History Department, and they will be in function in the new facility. Approximate area of the room from 60m2 to 80 m2

16 November

Question 7: Has it been planned to build anything on the part of the lot J9-1 behind the Đumurkana building, or that part of the lot should be a free space?

Reply: The zone of potential building has been defined in the graphic attachment No. 3. "Regulation-leveling plan with analytical and geodetic marking elements" Amendments to the Detailed Regulation Plan of the spatial unit Kosančićev venac for the block part between the streets: Karađorđeva, Velike stepenice and Kosančićev venac, City Municipality Stari grad (“Official Gazette of the City of Belgrade” No. 76/2021).

In accordance with the plan, it is possible, but not obligatory, to plan construction in that zone as well, on the part of lot J9-1 behind the Đumrukana building.


12.11.2021

Question 4: 1. The question refers to the answers given under (2.1_2.2_2.3).The answers unequivocally give priority to the accurate representation of the 3D model of the Faculty of Applied Arts building, which implies possible corrections of the given buildings in the model at the lot GP (J9-1) and lot GP (SP7-2), which is completely understandable looking at the integrative solution of the lot GP (J4-2) with side lots.But in that case, we come into "conflict" with the Guidelines for making 3D models for 3D printing, which indicate that only the lot GP (J4-2) is submitted for the needs of 3D printing.We would like to propose to change the Guidelines in the part refering to the submission of the SketchUP model for 3D printing, to include lots GP (SP7-2_small stairs), GP (SA-1_access road) and part of the lot GP (J9-1_building of Đurmukana) _ with the remark that the solution of these lots given in a survey, in order to obtain an integrative correct spatial proposal of each competitor in the 3D printing model as well.

Reply:  We agree that the participants in the competition, if necessary for the spatial presentation of the solution, submit SketchUP model for 3D printing, which would include lots GP (SP7-2_small stairs), GP (SA-1_access road) and part of the lot GP (J9-1_building of Đurmukana)_with a note that the solution of these lots is given in the survey.

Note to participants: The 3D model for printing shall be carried out for presentation of the first-prize winning design on the model of the ambiental unit of Kosančićev venac, and jurying of designs shall be carried out on the basis of digital three-dimensional presentations of solutions.

12.11.2021

Question 5: Is it possible to set the ridge level of 15m and 18m, to be the levels of the fascia of the loft, or is it a requirement that the building has an attic?

Reply: Urban requirements do not define the characteristics of the final floors, but only the height regulation.

In the textual part of the applicable plan - Amendments to the Detailed Regulation Plan of the spatial unit Kosančićev venac for the part of the block between the streets: Karađorđeva, Velike stepenice and Kosančićev venac, Municipality Stari grad (“Official Gazette of the City of Belgrade” No. 76/2021) in the guidelines for architectural design stipulates, among other things, “to form green roof terraces, with belvederes” which allows the solution of final floor in the form of a loft.


09.11.2021.   

Question 1: Dear Sirs, when determining the zero level, should we comply to the information from the Detailed Regulation Plan, or to the data indicated in the Competition Announcement and Programme (zero level = 77.00)?

Reply: Relevant elements to determine the zero level are levelling element indicated at the graphic attachment No. 3 "Regulatory-levelling plan with analytical and geodetic marking elements" Amendments to the Detailed Regulation Plan of the spatial unit Kosančićev venac for the part of the block between the streets: Karađorđeva, Velike stepenice and Kosančićev venac, City Municipality Stari grad (“Official Gazette of the City of Belgrade” No. 76/2021).

 

Question 2:

2.1. For the lot SP7-2 (small stairs-oblique elevator) a survey spatial-programme check is required. Does this imply a possible change of the given SketchUp model because the Guidelines for making 3D models for 3D printing indicate that GP SP7-2 should not be processed through the model? If the model remains as it was given, what is the meaning of the spatial-program check, because with a new survey solution it is not possible to give an integrated solution with the Faculty of Applied Arts building.
In addition, there is a slight discrepancy between the given GP J4-2 lot and the SketchUP model GP SP7-2 lot so that this error in 3D printing will be visible.

Reply:

It is possible to make the necessary corrections to the SketchUp model for the purpose of fitting the proposed architectural and urban solution, provided that the levels of the promenade (91 malt), the levels of Karađorđeva Street and Kosančićev venac Street remain unchanged in the model.

There is also a possibility for the participants, in order to fully present the ambience, to provide a survey of the arrangement of the surroundings in direct vicinity and the GP SP7-2 lot in a 3D model, with indication that this plot shall be the subject of a special project.

2.2. Is the given model of the former Đumrukana, given as a building which envisages its construction on GP J9-1 lot? If so, then the given dimensions of the renovated Đumrukana cross the border of the given GP SA-1 lot, and the building on the lot intended for Faculty of Applied Arts (J4-2) cannot be made on the part of the lot that is in contact with the lot (J9-1) because it would cross the window of the renovated Đumurkana?


Reply:

The 3D model of the spatial unit Kosančićev venac was made for the needs of spatial verification of the urban plan, which shows the existing facilities and volumes of newly planned facilities in accordance with the conditions given in the plan for individual lots.

For the purposes of the competition, it is possible to make the necessary corrections to the basemap and give priority to an accurate view of the 3D model of the building of the Faculty of Applied Arts (J4-2), and in accordance with the competition design, presentation of its fitting to the immediate surroundings.

If there are technical inconsistencies on the model, it is possible to make corrections to the model in accordance with graphic attachment No. 3. "Regulation-levelling plan with analytical and geodetic marking elements" Amendments to the Detailed Regulation Plan of the spatial unit Kosančićev venac for the block part between the streets: Karađorđeva, Velike stepenice and Kosančićev venac, City Municipality Stari grad (“Official Gazette of the City of Belgrade” No. 76/2021).

2.3. Is it possible to reduce the low parapet wall on the ZP3 plot (visible in the SketchUp model) in the width of the competition lot J4-2 to the level of the promenade (91 malt) so that there is no step between the promenade elevation and the potential roof of the Faculty of Applied Arts?

Reply: Yes. It is possible to adapt all elements of the immediate surroundings in the Sketch up model to the solution of the Faculty of Applied Arts building while retaining the existing buildings and the elevation of the promenade J9


2.4.
The Competition Announcement indicates that parking is solved on the lot J4-2 according to the norm 1 parking lot for 3 employees, 40% of the required number of parking lots on the corresponding lot. According to the Competition programme for the Faculty of Applied Arts the total number of 150 employees is planned. According to the anticipated norm, we reach the required 20 parking lots. Is it required to add certain number of parking lots intended for students or visitors, and if yes, what is the number of such parking lots?

Reply: Urban conditions define the minimum mandatory number of parking lots. Participants in the competition may, with an explanation, make a proposal for a larger number of parking lots if the spatial capabilities allow it.

Question 3: Dear All,
I kindly ask for information if it is necessary to comply with the parameter 1 parking lot for 3 employees for parking needs? Is it necessary to anticipate a certain number of parking lots for visitors, in case of holding exhibitions or is the parking problem solved at some other location in the immediate vicinity?

Answer: The answer the same as for question 2.4