City of Belgrade, Belgrade City Administration, Secretariat for Culture has announced the Public International Two-Phase Open Competition for the Design of a Conceptual Solution for the Zoran Đinđić Memorial at the Students Square in Belgrade.
The aim of the competition is obtaining the best quality conceptual solution for the Zoran Đinđić Memorial at the Students Square in Belgrade and creating a dignified memory of Zoran Đinđić, his life, work and social and historical changes he initiated in Serbia, as well as of his tragic death at the entrance to the building of the Government of the Republic of Serbia on March 12, 2003.
Zoran Đinđić was one of the founders of the Democratic Party and served as the President of the Executive Board from September 1990 and as President of the Party from January 1994. He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Philosophy and Social Theory, member of all three multiparty sessions of the National Parliament of the Republic of Serbia and of the Council of the Republics in the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
He was elected Mayor of Belgrade on 21 February 1997, representing the Together coalition, which topped the polls in many Serbian cities in the 1996 local elections. In June 2000, Đinđić took on the role of the coordinator in the Alliance for Change and then became the head of the Central Election Committee and promotional campaign coordinator of the Serbian Democratic Opposition (DOS) for the elections held on 24 September 2000. He became Prime Minister of Serbia on 25 January 2001 following the victory of DOS in the Serbian parliamentary elections in December 2000.
Zoran Đinđić was murdered on 12 March 2003 in front of the Serbian government building for striving to liberate Serbia from her past and to lead her into the future. He left behind his wife Ružica, daughter Jovana and son Luka.
The meaning of the artistic and program solution is to create a dignified memory of Zoran Đinđić, his life, work and social and historical changes he initiated in Serbia, as well as of his tragic death at the entrance to the building of the Govemment of the Republic of Serbia on March 12, 2003.
The space for which this memorial should be designed is a part of the reconstructed Students Square which is to be transformed into a pedestrian zone, according to the project design made by architect Boris Podrecca.
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