Stanko Mandic was born in Prizren in 1915 and died in Belgrade in 1987. He studied architecture at the Architecture Department of the Technical Faculty in Belgrade (1938) and then specialize in Rome. After the Second World War was employed in Silos and Urban Planning Institute. In 1955 he was appointed assistant professor of Milan Zloković. In 1971 he become Professor of Architecture at University of Belgrade. In the period from 1961-1983 was awarded with the prestigious prize for architecture in the former Yugoslavia and Serbia.
The beginning of his professional activity marks the realization of a number of urban and architectural projects and studies (industrial settlement in Pančevo (1948-49) and Banjica (1951). His first urban planing project - Master Plan Negotina (1947). His most famous works were realized outside the capital. Among them, the most important Partizan Square in Užice (1957-61), theater building (1959-67), PTT building (around 1965, destroyed in the NATO bombing in 1999), residential architecture Zlatibor (1963 -71); other works in Prizren: the reconstruction of the city of Prizren (1963), Train Station (1970-75), the building of Social Security (1963) and housing SUP (before 1963).
The Partisan's square in Uzice.
Public Square of Partisans in Uzice, built to June 1961. years, is not only individualistic and nonconformistic architekstural concept in Serbian postwar architecture and planning, but the image that is in the index acting balancing mechanisms of Yugoslav post–war architecture and culture to the political East and West. Spatial square unit, city, neither is a formally unified as valued in professional publications neither is a manage new commemorative space ideology.
Adoption Square of Partisans in Uzice as a good sign, through its cultural and critical dimension, it becomes more necessary than ever before – it seems that he has every right to establish their own power and architectural ideality as well known but suppressed sign of the current internal migration of urbanity and exposing our inner characterology.
- Ciganovic, A., Izgradnja Trga Partizana u Uzicu: izmedju ideje savremenosti i nesavremenosti, Izgradnja 11-12, Casopis Udruzenja inzenjera gradjevinarstva, geotehnike, arhitekture i urbanista, Belgrade, Serbia, 2013.
- Bogunovic, G. S. Arhitektonska enciklopedija Beograda XIX i XX veka, Beogradska knjiga, Belgrade, Serbia, 2005.
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