During 2018 DG company completed the construction of a new business-residential building in the core of the City of Subotica. The building is nett 2.000sqm with 18 apartments and 5 office spaces.
Bearing in mind that it is located in the very center of the City (once the north entrance to the city) and in the area under protection of the Intermunicipal Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments Subotica, special attention was payed to the appearance and position, both horizontal and vertical. Being aware of the responsibility and wider context of the future building and position that defines a whole street in the city center, a detailed analysis of the project has been implemented with the expert associates of the Intermunicipal Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments Subotica. We found that the best solution in terms of the appearance of the facade that would best fit in the environment was a combination of old and new. This was once the location of one of the oldest houses in Subotica owned by Mukić Grgo and built in romanicism style. Unfortunatelly, in the period between the two World wars, all of the ornaments and decorations from the facade that made this building special, have been completely ruined. With the assistance of the Intermunicipal Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments Subotica, we had access to the original old appearances of the facade with all details that we used for designing the new building. All of the original ornaments have been taken from old drawings and new corresponding plaster elements were made in a specialized facility in Novi Sad. The transition from the old to the new appearance of the facade has been achieved by using facade bricks manufactured by a well known and recognized Belgian company Vandersanden.
In the process of developing the design, a large flat surface appeared and we decided to use it to paint a mural. In cooperation with the Intermunicipal Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments Subotica and the Historical Archives of Subotica, a mural that represents a commercial for the first chocolate and candy factory in Subotica, owned by the respectable Brummer family, was chosen.
Also, during the construction works, we took special care of preserving the hundred year old oak tree in the courtyard between the two buildings that is now illuminated and makes the whole complex monumental.