The famous Hotel Post (Хотел Пошта) projected by famous Belgrade architect Branislav Kojic in 1931 is undergoing remodeling works and will open again later in 2011. The building is at Savska Nr.3 near the Main Train Station.
Belgrade based architect Mustafa Musić from "Zenit inženjering" Office made an interesting project for this transformation in a new 4-stars Hotel with 4'000m2.
The old Hotel was build in the modern style architecture that was popular between the two Worldwars. Branislav Kojic was one of the architects that didn't follow just follow modernist principles, he found also inspiration in academism and national style. Hotel Post was built on the property of the hotelier Đura Ninković which bought it in 1927 and removed the existing buildings from the property.
Kojic was conditioned by the shape of the lot when he planned the Hotel, so it got an irregular, almost rectangular shape. This three-floor building with attic, has only one facade, although originally it stood freely and could be seen from each side. This facade treatment is typical for Kojić’s architectural expression.
The new project by Mustafa Musić expands the Hotel with a new building in the yard and with adding some more floors on the existing part of the building.
The 3,3Mio Project, with 66 rooms, 4 luxury apartments, wellness center and a big Restaurant keeps the modernist between Worldwars Style but with a contemporary, even futuristic spirit.
Like Branislav Kojic who added some folkloristic details to his facades, Musić made a modern facade but with some sophisticated details, like the coloured bow-windows.
Mustafa Musić was born in 1949 in Belgrade where he graduated in 1975 at the architectural faculty. He runs "Zenit inženjering" since 1990. He was also guest professor at the architectural faculty in Belgrade and realized more than 50 projects.
His website: http://www.mustafamusic.net