A mock model of what the Sports and Business Center of Vojvodina (SPENS) will look like after it is fully reconstructed has been presented to the public, and the topic was discussed by the mayor of Novi Sad, Milos Vucevic, and the dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad and the leader of the design team, Dr Rade Doroslovacki.
“Our plan is to complete the technical documentation, officially present the project and apply for funding from the Serbia 2025 programme in some 12 to 14 months, to start this massive project. Our intention is to re-organize the first floor in terms of achieving better functionality, to open a department of the City Library there, along with a gallery area, but also the Center for Artificial Intelligence. In order to achieve this, we must be fully dedicated and transform this mock model turn into proper project design followed by drawing up the relevant technical documentation and finally commencing construction. Our aim is to replace the whole roof, the facade, the stairs, to rebuild all the halls, locker rooms, bathrooms and toilets,” Vucevic said.
He announced that the City of Novi Sad would soon prepare the tendering procedure for the reconstruction of Radnički University (Open University) that was badly damaged in a fire.
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Doroslovacki said that the moment had come to restore SPENS to its former glory:
“The reconstruction, which will take place on over 80,000 square metres, is the biggest endeavor of this kind in the region. The mayor has made the correct strategic decision to have the City commission the Faculty of Technical Sciences which has a team of experts for this job, and the agreement on cooperation will be signed in a few days. The SPENS building must be modernized and adapted to the new standards.”
He also said that the founding of the Center for Artificial Intelligence would contribute substantially to the development of the IT sector in Serbia.
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