The construction of the Chinese Cultural Center in New Belgrade has been completed and its official opening can be expected soon. This imposing facility is located in one of the most attractive spots in New Belgrade in Block 11a, with a view to the Danube and an excellent connection with the highway.
The Square of Serbian-Chinese Friendship features a multifunctional complex split into the following thematic units: the Chinese Cultural Center, a restaurant, a hotel and office space.
The new center building is designed as a platform for the deepening of cultural and economic cooperation of the two nations and is the first such center in the Balkans and one of the biggest ones in Europe. The author of the unique architectural design is TF International, Quanfu (Shanghai) Architectural.
The total gross area of the facility is over 32,300 m2, of which around 23,400 m2 is located on aboveground levels.
The cultural center of 3,700 m2 is organized on the ground floor and the floor above and those parts will be available to a wider audience, with a capacity of around 200 visitors. The main entrance is accessed from Tresnjinog Cveta Street.
The office wing will offer to the market top-quality office space of 5,500 m2 across three floors.
The complex will feature a smaller hotel with 35 two-bed hotel rooms, as well as 19 apartments for diplomats and the employees at the cultural center, designed for the accommodation of 78 people (two one-room, 11 three-room, two three-and-a-half-room and four four-room apartments).
The floor above the center features a traditional Chinese cuisine restaurant, where the hotel guests and a wider public will be able to enjoy authentic Far East dishes and food.
The authors found the inspiration for the attractive façade in traditional Chinese ink landscape paintings.
Another curiosity is the solar power plant on the building’s roof, with a total area of nearly 180 m2, which is meant to heat the sanitary water in the facility.
Also, the building of the Chinese Cultural Center is the first building in Belgrade that uses a mechanical parking system for two-tier parking.