The long-awaited reconstruction of the largest congress center in the region began on 21 December 2021, marking another historic date for our company.
The reconstruction of the Sava Center is proceeding according to plan and its opening is planned for exactly one year, in November 2023, the management of our company pointed out at the regional press conference held on November 15, 2022 at the Crown Plaza Hotel.
The congress area with 40 halls, shopping area and office space will be opened then. Journalists from Serbia and the region were informed about the works on this facility today by the leaders of the Sava Center, the company Delta Real Estate and the company PlanRadar, whose digital tool represents one of the innovations in the renovation of the congress center.
“Until now, we have carried out works on the rehabilitation of the structure of the building, sandblasting, impregnation and rehabilitation of concrete surfaces on the facade, and the installation of facade glass with a high degree of energy efficiency has also begun. We have also started work on the Blue Hall, which will be one of the most sophisticated segments in the reconstruction of the Sava Center”, said Katarina Gajić, director of design and construction at Delta Real Estate.
In order to carry out the works on the renovation of the building within the given deadlines, and with maximum quality, the company Delta Real Estate also uses the most modern digital tools, such as PlanRadar.
“Profitability and sustainability are not possible without modern applications.” For us, PlanRadar was the logical choice for this project, because we have already collaborated on projects such as Hotel Indigo, Delta House, and Delta Planet Niš,” Katarina Gajić emphasized.
“In addition to solar panels on the roof, LED lighting, greening of the facility, we are trying to certify the facility, because we believe that this will encourage other participants in the congress industry to follow us.” Only a few congress centers in Europe possess some of the certificates, and the Sava Center deserves to be among the best”, said Kristina Milinčić, general director of the Sava Center, reminding once again that the famous congress center will retain its basic purpose even after the renovation.
“Sava Center is one of the most significant projects not only for our company Delta Real Estate, Delta Holding, but also for our city and country. Sava Center is a brand and a cultural monument, and its reconstruction is not at all easy for us as investors. However, we gathered a team, partners and collaborators on the project who firmly believe that the value of the Sava Center reaches far beyond the borders of our country. We have prepared a concept that will bring business, entertainment and life back to this facility, but at the same time become a strong driver of the congress industry in the region,” said Angelina Nekić, vice president of Delta Holding and general manager of Delta Real Estate Group.
Sava Center is one of the most complex buildings in this area, and therefore its reconstruction is an undertaking that requires time, money, knowledge and responsibility.
In order to preserve the external form and appearance, the renovation work on the facade is being carried out according to the original project of the chief architect Stojan Maksimović, and the slanted glass surfaces will continue to hint at the interior of the Sava Center. The investors’ great respect for the building leads the Delta Real Estate engineers to strive to find the right relationship between old and new elements in the interior during the entire project, and the size and complexity of the project determined the approach – from zone to zone.
“Through my work at PlanRadar I had the opportunity to meet many impressive construction projects around the world. I am glad to see that modern trends in the construction and real estate industry, such as digitization, energy efficiency or green construction, are increasingly applied to projects in Serbia, and Delta Real Estate is certainly one of the leaders in this field. However, what I would like to emphasize on this occasion is the interest that some of the projects I encounter arouse in wider communities – and the Sava Center reconstruction project is certainly one of them. It was not difficult to decide to bring media representatives from the region to this kind of project, which represents a combination of tradition and modern construction,” said Bojan Petković, director of the PlanRadar company for Southeast Europe and Central Asia.