The expert jury of the euPOLIS project in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade selected three student works from the competition for urban-architectural conceptual design of the blue-green park on Zemun Quay with the design of a building for the euPOLIS eco-edu center searching for solutions that favorably affect the physical and mental health of its users.

Five shortlisted student teams presented the details of their solutions to a jury on March 24th and 25th, which selected three teams whose solutions will be applied in the design of the experimental blue-green park.

The jury consisted of Ranko Božović (Enplus), Ksenija Lalović (Faculty of Architecture) Natasa Đurić (Mikser), Maja Lalić (Mikser), and Morten Rask Madsen (Byspectrum / Denmark), Čedo Maksimović (Imperial College London), Eva Vaništa Lazarević (Faculty of Architecture) ) decided on the following placement:

First prize: MM2 team (Milica Ćoćić and Milica Knežević)

Second prize: PZ 10101 team (Milja Mladenović, Miloš Stojković Minić, and Danilo Fatić),

Third prize: 19998 team (Anja Ljujić, David Kijanović, and Vuk Zlatković).

Through the further process of co-creation and mentoring of euPOLIS experts, the three winning teams will work in the coming weeks on optimizing and incorporating their solutions into a joint design for the pocket park and eco-education center at the mentioned location. In addition to designing the blue-green park, the goal of the competition and upcoming co-creative workshops is to educate young professionals in the direction of nature-inspired solutions in urban planning, as well as to build up their willingness to cooperate within larger teams and euPOLIS.

The regeneration of the park on Zemun Quay will be based on the solution of the first-prize winning team, which the jury considers being the most in line with euPOLIS principles of improving the quality of public health and well-being, fully uses the potential of existing infrastructure and is easily implemented. Through cooperation with the other two teams, the most optimal solution will be obtained, innovative approaches to urban planning will be applied, all through the cooperation of young experts with the expert team of the euPOLIS project.