Culturally-responsive urban village

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Culturally-responsive urban village, Belgrade, Serbia": Challenge: existing condition of the Gazela slum, home of more than 130 Romani families.

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    Holcim Awards 2008 Europe Acknowledgement: Culturally-responsive urban village, Belgrade, Serbia prize hand over: Vladimir Macura, Milorad Djuric, Zivojin Mitrovic. And (r-l) Edward Weysen and Lore De Baere.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Culturally-responsive urban village, Belgrade, Serbia": Result: new mahala is a culturally-responsive urban community for the Romani community.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Culturally-responsive urban village, Belgrade, Serbia": Inclusion and participation.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Culturally-responsive urban village, Belgrade, Serbia": New mahala layout.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Culturally-responsive urban village, Belgrade, Serbia": Small neighborhood.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Culturally-responsive urban village, Belgrade, Serbia": Adequate Romani home layout.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Culturally-responsive urban village, Belgrade, Serbia": Small passive solutions.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Culturally-responsive urban village, Belgrade, Serbia": Ambiance of new mahala.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Culturally-responsive urban village, Belgrade, Serbia": Ambiance of new mahala.

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    Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008 Europe (l-r): Vladimir Macura, Milorad Djuric, Zivojin Mitrovic

  • Awards Acknowledgement prize 2008–2009 Europe

In an informal settlement, some 220 Romani families live in chronically-poor conditions. The city’s social housing program plans a new neighborhood in an area serviced by schools, hospitals and shops. By involving the residents in the design of their new living spaces, this project ensures the housing units are in harmony with the residents’ culture.

By Vladimir Macura and

Ideas: Inclusion, Economic & Social Empowerment , Housing Needs

In an informal settlement, some 220 Romani families live in chronically-poor conditions. The city’s social housing program plans a new neighborhood in an area serviced by schools, hospitals and shops.

By involving the residents in the design of their new living spaces, the Culturally-responsive urban village ensures the housing units are in harmony with the residents’ culture.

Culturally-responsive urban village

Project authors

  • Vladimir Macura

  • Milorad Djuric

    “ARP” BEOGRAD

    Serbia

  • Zivojin Mitrovic

    Administration of the City of Belgrade-City

    Serbia

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