BEAUTIFUL BRUTALISM OF BELGRADE
Socialist heritage of Belgrade is the outcome of the drastic increase in construction that happened after World War II. The development of the city was primarily focused on public architecture, especially residential buildings. The diversity of styles in the second half of the 20th century contributed to diverse and bold architectural solutions. Complexes and urban units that completely transformed the appearance of the city were built. The minimalism and functionalism of the new city is a legacy that is attracting more and more attention in the long and luscious history of Belgrade.
The changed political context resulted in the so-called Coca-Cola conditioned socialism with a new way of life. It reflected in the affirmation of brotherhood and unity, atheism and the policy of non-alignment.
In the years after the Second World War, the principles of modern architecture were established in Serbian architecture after short-lived Soviet influence.