INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROJECT

“SERB-BOS-CRO”-SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF ORTHODOX SERBS, ISLAMIC BOSNIANS AND ROMAN-CATHOLIC CROATS IN THE DISTRICT OF BRČKO AND/OR SARAJEVO*

*The project is deposited in the Federal Bureau for Intellectual Property in Belgrade in April 2008, ref. and ordinal no.

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PROJECT AUTHOR

 

VOJISLAV D. DEVIĆ,
Academician of ISA, professor of City Planning, certified architect,
consultant at the Institute of Geography of SASA “Jovan Cvijić”
manager of “STRATEG PROJECT” holding company
NOVI SAD, AP OF VOJVODINA, THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

NOVI SAD, 2008 / 1428. / 7516.

 

 

1. INTRODUCTORY NOTES    

The invitation to participate in the project “SERB-BOS-CRO”-SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF ORTHODOX SERBS, ISLAMIC BOSNIANS AND ROMAN CATHOLIC CROATS IN THE DISTRICT OF BRČKO AND/OR SARAJEVO* is intended for:

-As founders: to the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to the Republic of  Srpska, to the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to the European Union, to Serbia, Croatia, to an Islamic country, to the USA, to the United Nations and to the Russian Federation,
- As great endowment donors : to the states, unions, federations, confederations, companies, churches, humanitarian organizations,
-As donors: to all the Bosnians, the Serbs, the Croats and other individuals of good will and different nationalities.

Not to remain just a utopia, it is enough for the project, to be supported, for a start, by just one entity (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina or the Republic of Srpska) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one neighbouring country, one European Union state, one Islamic country, the government of an neighbouring country, the government of a European Union state, the government of an Islamic country, one Christian Church, one Islamic community, one king or heir to the throne, or one Maeccenas-benefactor, who would seriously encourage this project and help its further lobbying in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, European Union, the USA, Islamic world, the Russian Federation and in the United Nations.

The central reconciliation territory, on which this project for the SERB-BOS-CRO sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation and friendship should be accomplished, will come into sight by providence, perhaps exactly in one part of Sarajevo and/or in the District of Brčko and perhaps even in Mostar.

Leave the rest to the Lord! 

On behalf of the Initiative Group

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Academician of ISA VOJISLAV DEVIĆ professor of City Planning,
adviser of the Geographical Institute of SASA “Jovan Cvijić” the author of the preliminary draft of “SERB-BOS-CRO”-SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF ORTHODOX SERBS, ISLAMIC BOSNIANS AND ROMAN CATHOLIC CROATS

 

Address:
Vojislav Dević, Miloša Bajića 7, 21 000 Novi Sad, SERBIA
Phone number: 064/2213256 256    E-mail:atelje_devic@yahoo.com
www.idobravoj.com

 

2. THE VISION, THE MISSION AND THE AIMS OF THE PROJECT

The conflicts and the wars that shook Bosnia and Herzegovina in the second millennium, particularly in the 20th century, are necessary neither to God nor to a man but only to certain groups which make a profit from the conflicts either economically or maintaining and increasing their political, religious, national or military power. The conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been, then and now, caused by close and distant power centres, like, for example, the Vatican, Istanbul, Vienna, Riad, Zagreb, Belgrade, etc. These conflicts had mainly to do with the distribution of living space and natural resources as well as with the control over the roads, crossroads, urban and rural settlements. The transformation of the destructive energy into constructive among the quarrelling Croats, Serbs and Bosnians in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not possible to achieve either by force, by occupation forces, any high-rank envoys of the UN and EU, by isolation, in short time, or on the whole territory of the conflict. It should be pointed out that formerly even before the arrival of the Turks i.e. the Islam on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina many of its inhabitants of either Orthodox or Roman Catholic or Bogomil confession were called the Bosnians. Today, this term is adopted, only for themselves, by the inhabitants of Slavic origin (former Serbs and former Croats) who converted themselves from Christianity into Islam. So long as the Christians and the Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina can’t stand each other, hate and kill each other, the utmost entropy i.e. the destruction of Bosnia and Herzegovina is accelerating. Unfortunately, the hatred and the conflict between the Christians and the Muslims has existed and smouldered in other countries and on other continents as well.

From the geo-strategic point of view Bosnia and Herzegovina has two good ways for its stable viable development. The first one is to follow the Dayton Treaty about the equality of the three constitutive nations and two entities, i.e. to maintain, with its neutrality, the balance among Serbia, Croatia and Islamic centres. The second is to become the centre i.e. integrative factor among Orthodox creed, Roman Catholicism and Islam, or in other words the integrative factor of two big monotheistic religions. For both the ways the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has to take sides consciously and voluntarily. Realizing its God- willing chance and the role of reconciliation between Christianity and Islam on its territory, the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina should decide on that mission of tripartite reconciliation. With its dominant Slavic population Bosnia and Herzegovina has been, for centuries, alternately now jeopardized, ruined and burned, now organized, settled and built by different empires and great powers. Europe cannot be stable if it has, on its territory, on the Balkans, in Bosnia and Herzegovina the centre of the conflict, which, in every moment, can be destabilized and blazed up into a large scale war.      

The clash of interests of these three constitutive nations cannot be resolved either by force, NATO bombing, peace forces of SFOR, UNMIK, OEBS or any kind of centralization or abolition of the entities. This conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be defined and finished, besides its three constitutive nations, i.e. two entities, only by European Union with the help of the states of Serbia and Croatia as well as Islamic block, the USA, the United Nations and the Russian Federation.

At the times when the Albanians have, unilaterally, but with subsequent recognition of over thirty states, declared the independence of Kosovo and Metohija, i.e. its separation from its mother country Serbia in order to accomplish their dream about the great Albania, both legal basis of the United Nations and international law as well as the borders of the states on the Balkans, in Europe but also on other continents are jeopardized. In such turbulent and tense times, full of the forces of splitting and destruction it is necessary for either entities (Bosnian-Croatian or Serb) or European Union, international community, UN, the USA, an Islamic country (for instance Turkey or Saudi Arabia) or the Russian federation to offer the projects that harmonize, stabilize and strengthen tolerant and civilizationally correct relations between the sides that differ in confession, nation and culture.      

This harmonization, stabilization and strengthening the tolerant and civilizationally correct relations between the sides that differ in confession, nation and culture can be planned and organized in a new, especially for that purpose, designed and founded sacred-profane complex which could be called” SERB-BOS-CRO”-SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF ORTHODOX SERBS, ISLAMIC BOSNIANS AND ROMAN-CATHOLIC CROATS”.

Architect Dević offers this reconciliation project in the strategic cooperation with the PROFIL Agency, to national and international community as well as to the high-rank representative of the United Nations and to the special representative of the European Union for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Miroslav Lajčak. By realizing this project in Bosnia and Herzegovina it will be shown and proved both to its citizens and to Europe and to the world that despite the boiling and ferment point it is possible to organize, with mutual forces, for a start on a confined area, the reconciliation and customary friendship of those quarreling on confessional, national and cultural basis.    

What else should happen between the constitutive nations and entities so that they would stop quarrelling, hating, killing each other and fighting for the primacy of who is older on the Balkans, who originated from which nation and who should the largest part of the Bosnian territory belong to. Who needs a new war on the Balkans and European conflict that could spread to the whole planet? Who is eager for Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian bloodshed and for whose interests and profits?
Could the unification of the Bosnians, Serbs and Croats ever be reached?

Up to now, the history has shown us that at times it was possible, for instance in the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes as well as in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

The author’s opinion is that the unification of the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats can be reached again, but it does not have to, especially not by force. However, it is necessary for them to reconcile, make friends and cooperate. Plus, exactly that kind of reconciliation and friendship of the three so different and yet close communities is proposed and offered in this city planning –architectural peace project  ”SERB-BOS-CRO”-SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF ORTHODOX SERBS, ISLAMIC BOSNIANS AND ROMAN-CATHOLIC CROATS” on an outer territory in Bosnia and Herzegovina chosen for that purpose.

  The estimation of the author and the stirring group is that this would be the “business of the century” both for the Croats, Serbs and Bosnians, and above all, for the European Union and for the whole world! In a nut shell, the project”SERB-BOS-CRO”-SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF ORTHODOX SERBS, ISLAMIC BOSNIANS AND ROMAN-CATHOLIC CROATS promotes the possibilities of reconciliation and friendship among the Bosnians, Croats and Serbs in a specially planned and designed multi-religious and multicultural urban space which at the same time provides the preservation of one’s own specific roots, so, on one hand, not giving up your primal identity, and on the other, opening, reconciliation, friendship and cooperation of those different in confession, nation and culture.

To prove that this SERB-BOS-CRO”-SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF ORTHODOX SERBS, ISLAMIC BOSNIANS AND ROMAN-CATHOLIC CROATS is neither a caprice nor ephemeral adventure in the relations of the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats, it is primarily necessary that the home entities of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Srpska), as well as high –rank representative of the United Nations and  the special representative of the European Union for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Miroslav Lajčak approve of and guarantee a special exterritorial status of the space where this reconciliation project will be realized, while the peace, order and organization, in the transitional period, will be maintained by the forces and experts of both United Nations and European Community.

If the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats do not have the projects with the mutual Bosnian-Serb-Croatian interest (neither the decentralization of the government nor the presence of SFOR and NATO is enough) the Pandora’s Box of the new series of war, blood and horror will be opened not only in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Innocent Serbs, Croats and Bosnians will again suffer the most. Who is it suitable for and who will make a profit on a new Serb-Bosnian-Croatian war in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Bosnia and Herzegovina can resume its disturbed unity only when it realizes that the essence of the project” SERB-BOS-CRO”-sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation and friendship of Orthodox Serbs, Islamic Bosnians and Roman Catholic Croats in fact, with God’s help and the development of the civilization, results from the role of the peace-keeping mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the modern quarreling mankind.

SERB-BOS-CRO”-SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF ORTHODOX SERBS, ISLAMIC BOSNIANS AND ROMAN-CATHOLIC CROATS can become a floodgate to the western resonance of disaster and to the conflict of civilizations programmed and encouraged by western ideologists. 

3. THE LOCATION FOR THE PROJECT COMPLETION

In the author’s opinion there are two geo-politically and geo-strategically optimal locations for the realization of the”SERB-BOS-CRO”-SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF ORTHODOX SERBS, ISLAMIC BOSNIANS AND ROMAN CATHOLIC CROATS and these are the territories of the city of Sarajevo and the District of  Brčko, or on a third place which would be chosen by the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats, the great powers, the European Union and Security Council of the United Nations.

It is also important to consider the thoughts and suggestions of Dimitrije Mitrinović published in the study “The Mission of Sarajevo” in 1930 in the Yugoslav post.
If we stuck to his estimates about the connection between the destiny of The Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Sarajevo as its three-religious support it is the matter of putting two and two together, on one hand, that the SERB-BOS-CRO”-sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation and friendship of the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats should be realized exactly in Sarajevo, and on the other hand, that Sarajevo should as soon as possible get the status of the District of Sarajevo so that it could perform its real, geo-strategically and historically given role of the three-religious centre of support of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

With the completion of the project:”SERB-BOS-CRO”, for the first time in their history these three communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina would be put into the position to (on an especially chosen neutral territory) meet on an equal footing, reconcile and make friends without the dominating role of any of the three constitutive nations.

 

This “SERB-BOS-CRO” peace-making project of tolerance among those different in confession, nation and culture could generate and multiply its peace-making activity to the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina exactly by its realization in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. If there is no good will for this location it is important for this peace-making project to be realized where there is a good will and that is, we suppose, above all the District of Brčko.

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 Picture 1. The map of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the specially emphasized position of the District of Brčko and the city of Sarajevo as potential locations for the realization of SERB-BOS-CRO”-SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF ORTHODOX SERBS, ISLAMIC BOSNIANS AND ROMAN-CATHOLIC CROATS

4. CITY PLANNING-ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT

The total minimal necessary land area for the project completion is around 35 to 40 hectares. The whole complex could be framed in a square with the sides 610 meters long, so that its total area would be 37.21 hectares.

City planning-architectural concept plans to make the SERB-BOS-CRO palace (1) of reconciliation and friendship of the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats the central point and the junction of the whole profane complex. It would represent a civilisational integrator of modern global culture, science and technology, i.e. of what joins all the people on the planet at the most and these are global culture, art, science and technology of the contemporary civilization. The events on this planet are not only a series of activities, happenings and programmes but also an experience of specific community which a visitor and the holder of the palace of reconciliation and friendship cannot have either at home or in his entity. Getting to know the different reduces the mistrust to the unknown.

In the first, sports ring (2) small sports grounds for sports activities (basketball, volleyball, indoor football, handball and tennis) are designed.

In the second, sacred-park ring (3) specific sacred buildings (Orthodox Church, Mosque and Roman Catholic Church) are designed and they represent specific features of each of the nations and the guardians of their spiritual identity, in other words, their own  deep-roots in the traditional monotheistic religious history of mankind.

Among the religious structures in the second ring three theme green parks are designed: one with Orthodox-Islamic horticulture setting, one with an Islamic-Roman Catholic horticulture setting and one with Roman-Catholic-Orthodox horticulture setting.

In the third, parking ring (4) parking surfaces for a couple of thousand motor vehicles of the visitors and beneficiaries of this reconciliation complex are designed.

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Picture 2. Preliminary city planning design of “SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation which will be adjusted to the chosen location in the Brčko District and/or in Sarajevo 

SERB-BOS-CRO THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP (1) is designed in accordance to educational-peace-keeping role that is assigned for it. Aesthetically, it should represent the symbiosis of the past, present and future as well as Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian ornaments and symbols. This palace of reconciliation and friendship consists of the basement, ground floor, first floor and a dome.

  • The basement is a symbol of the past which cannot be changed and a permanent archeological-architectural-ethnographic display of all the three nations is planned there as the presentation of cultural-historical heritage of BH.

Gross area of the basement is around 7 800 sq m.

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Picture 3. 3D model of SERB-BOS-CRO PALACE OF THE   RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF THE SERBS, BOSNIANS AND CROATS

 Ground floor represents the present and both permanent and a changeable display of contemporary cultural, artistic, scientific and technological achievements are planned.

Gross area of the ground floor is around 7 800sq m+9 300sq m (of porch) =17 100sq m.

  • The first floor represents the future and all social gatherings and meetings and common activities: theatre, cinema, festivals, displays, concerts, plays, musicals, presentations, lectures, operas, dramas, comedies, gatherings, conferences, symposiums, mini-fairs, info-centres, media events, workshops, video and DVD recordings, performances, photographs, holography installations, new artistic forms, co-life and intercultural permeating are designed there.

Gross area of the first floor is around 7 800 sq m.

 

Total gross developed area of the palace is around 32 700 sq m.

 

  • “Intelligent” dome above the first floor symbolically represents both a bee “hive” and the synthesis and the symbiosis of all the three floors of the basement, ground floor and the first floor i.e. the past present and the future. It has three roles-characteristics: during the day it is transparent for the daylight which throws zenithal light both on the first floor, ground floor and the basement., and on the other hand, it collects the sunlight with solar panels; at night it represents a spherical system of the displays which, during the night, show everything that happens on all the three levels, so that those who are out for a walk or a rest in the surrounding ring-like park can see it.
  • Toilettes, classrooms, coffee bars, staff rooms and pantries as complementary facilities are designed on all the three levels.
  • On the second level, on the ground floor under the terrace of the first floor, from spring to autumn, the restaurants serving Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian dishes are designed. At anytime Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian drinks can be drunk and souvenir shops selling works of art, the shops with technical appliances and computer equipment will be opened.     

 

SERB-BOS-CRO palace of reconciliation and friendship is a conceptual gist of reconciliation and friendship of people different in confession, nations and culture. The palace is on the energy level an initiator, catalyst and accelerator of the reconciliation and friendship of the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats.

Enlightening-ethical aim of the SERB-BOS-CRO palace of reconciliation is to assure that any big or small dispute among the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats should be considered and solved in it, as well as that everyone who passes through it realizes indeed that all the wars, destructions and conflicts among the Serbs, Bosnians and Croatians are fatal and pointless. The palace itself with its existence and function permeates every visitor and beneficiaries with the positive warm and spiritual energy of community.

From every part and level of the SERB-BOS-CRO palace of reconciliation a modest sense of equality for all the three nations emerges, offering the possibilities of their mutual safe communication, and in itself a particular sense of satisfaction of people different from each other who voluntarily reconcile and make friends with each other i.e. join a unique cultural-scientific –technological-IT community.

In the first, SPORTS RING (2) around the reconciliation palace there would be smaller sports grounds for sports activities:

  • 3 basketball courts
  • 3 indoor football, handball and volleyball courts
  • 3 tennis courts, (all the courts with grandstands )

Gross area of the sports ring is around 25 500 sq m.

In the second, SACRED-PARK RING (3) the following things are designed:

  • Specific sacred buildings
  • Orthodox church with two bell towers-oriented towards the east, towards the Second Arrival of the Christ,
  • Mosque with two minarets- oriented towards the Holy place of Kaaba in the Holy city of Mecca and
  • Roman Catholic Church with two bell towers – oriented towards the Holy city of Rome, towards the Church of St. Peter in the Vatican City.

 All the three sacred buildings represent religious specific differences of all the three constitutive nations and the guardians of their spiritual religious identities, in other words, their own roots in the traditional monotheistic religious history of the mankind.
Gross area of each sacred building is around 470sq m.

  • Among the religious buildings in the second ring three green theme parks are designed:
  • Orthodox-Islamic horticulture setting (gross area around 4 hectares)
  • Islamic- Roman Catholic horticulture setting (gross area around 4 hectares) and
  • Roman-Catholic-Orthodox horticulture setting (gross area around 4 hectares)

 

In all the three parks besides park objects like benches, paths, tree-lined roads, porches, fountains, wells, decorative fountains, specific trees, bushes, flowers and energy panels (windmills, solar panels…) are incorporated.

  • All the pedestrian entrances are controlled by security video cameras and scanners.

Gross area of the sacred-park ring is around 17 hectares.

 

In the third, PARKING RING (4) parking areas for thousands of motor vehicles are designed.

  • All car entrances are controlled by security video cameras and scanners.
  • Gross area of the parking ring is around 15.9 hectares on which 6 to 7 thousand cars can be parked. 

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 Picture 4. City planning, horticultural and traffic design of the SERB-BOS-CRO SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION OF THE SERBS, BOSNIANS AND CROATS

 

All the rings are connected with circular, elliptical and concentric paths, porches and tree-lined roads. All sacred, park and sports spaces are centripetally turned towards the central SERB-BOS-CRO palace of reconciliation and friendship.

5. ORGANISATIONAL ASPECTS 

  • In the author’s opinion, “SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation and friendship could be built by the method of a joint corporation, or in some other way that would enable this complex to become the ground for the Croats, Serbs and Bosnians to show their will and, at least on a limited territory, show and prove that they are able to reconcile and make friends. It could also be built by goodwill of the European Union, the USA, Islamic countries and the United Nations to prevent Bosnia and Herzegovina of being the focus of the conflicts between the great powers.
  • All institutional subjects (The Republic of Srpska, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Republic of BH and the Russian Federation) would be completely independent legal subjects and signers of the charter of the foundation of” SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation and friendship and would guarantee its safety. The rights and duties would be defined by the Statute of” SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation and friendship.   
  • The necessary common functions, the programmes of activities, gatherings, meetings, displays, concerts and lectures would be under the authority of the Coordinating body (consisting of one member-representative of the Serbs, Bosnians, Croats, the European Union, The USA, Islamic block, the United Nations and the Russian Federation.) that would ensure:

-Respect for the Statute of” SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of   reconciliation (the first article of the Statute is that no visitor or beneficiary of ” SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation is allowed to carry weapons nor any kind means of destruction),

      • Respect for the spatial order of purposes, functions and the activities of all the visitors and beneficiaries,
      • Respect for the Code of peace-keeping, well-intentional and tolerant behaviour (without provocations, hatred talk, quarreling, fights and any need of any kind of domination over the others or for submission to the others),
      • Maintaining the common ground
      • Guarding all the three specific sacred buildings (the Orthodox temple, the mosque and the Roman Catholic temple) and the respect and non-disturbance of all the three specific religious services),
      • The respect for all the types of security of” SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation including the system of video surveillance and scanners on the entrance monitor and pedestrian gates.

d) The project would be  realized under the guidance of Consortium for the Realization of  ” SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of   reconciliation made up of the founders and  endowers.

6. THE ORIENTATIONAL VALUE OF THE INVESTMENT * 


No.

                                  Expenses description **

The amount of expenses
(expressed
in millions of EURO)

from

to

1

The expenses of the Initiative group (further elaboration of the concept and the programme, the analysis of the locations, business plan, project presentation and lobbying for the realization of the project)

2

4

2

Overhead expenses of Consortium for the Realization of the Project

3

6

3

Monitoring and legal service

2

4

4

Land purchase expenses with the total area of 40 hectares as close as possible to the centre of Brčko or Sarajevo

1

2

5

Design and building expenses of the SERB-BOS-CRO palace of reconciliation and friendship (BASEMENT+ GROUND FLOOR +FIRST FLOOR+ THE INTELLIGENT DOME) with the gross area of 32 700 sq m

99

198

6

Design and building expenses of the sports ring (indoor football,handball, basketball and tennis courts with the grandstands) on the gross area of 25.5 hectares

38

76

7

Design and building expenses of three sacred buildings (Orthodox,Islamic and Roman Catholic each of the gross area around 470 sq m) 

9

18

8

Design and building expenses of a park ring with security pedestrian gates, tree-lined roads, porches, park mobility ,benches, fountains, wells, decorative fountains lighting, tiled paths, specific trees, bushes, flowers as well as windmills, solar panels on the area of 12 hectares

61

122

9

Design and building expenses of a 16 hectare parking area  for around 6500 parking places (with a fence, security gates and systems, signalling, tree-lined roads and lighting)

16

32

 

TOTAL EXPENSES

231

462

 

* Based on land, designing and building prices in the Republic of Srpska
**  The expenses of the author, the Initiative group and of the Agency PROFILE, as well as the copyrights of Vojislav Dević were not included in the total value of the investment.

    7. SOURCES OF FINANCING 

The project stipulates that all  the founders (The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Srpska, the European Union, the USA, the United Nations, one of the Islamic countries, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Croatia and the Russian Federation) should cover the designing expenses, lobbying, land purchase, the building of the infrastructure and the palace of reconciliation, and that churches, corporations, donors and individuals finance the realization of sports ring, temples, park ring and parking ring as well as the organization of all mutual accesses.
Although the cost (between 0.46 and 0.92 billion KM)*of the realization of this project for many of potential founders is apparently high, it could be even lower, because it is realistic    to expect that with the appropriate marketing the following donors will join the project:

      • The land owner (the state, church or private owner) who would donate the necessary land,    
      • Foundations
      • Churches
      • Banks
      • Insurance companies
      • Engineering companies 
      • Building company,
      • Manufacturers of building material and equipment,
      • Manufacturers of eco-technologies
      • Individual Christians and Muslims, …

….who would be credited with contributing to the realization of the project and who would thus leave their mark in the history of this unique city of reconciliation.

It is therefore specified that, if necessary, “SERB-BOS-CRO” SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION OF THE SERBS, BOSNIANS AND CROATS FOUNDATION should be formed, which would be responsible for the realization of the project.

At any rate, the investment of 460 to 920 millions of KM in calming down the tensions, i.e. in one’s own security should not be a problem at all, especially for the funds of the European Union and the United Nations.  Let us remember that the expenses for the new roof of the Wembley stadium amount to over 1 billion Euros, which is over two billion KM. If the European Union has no money for building the “SERB-BOS-CRO” SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION but does have money for covering and reconstructing sport stadiums, then Europe does not care at all about the peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

* Finally, it is important to emphasize: No matter how big the investment  may seem, it still makes up less than 1 per mill of the amount spent on armament and wars every year!

 

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Picture 5. 3D model of SERB-BOS-CRO the whole sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation of the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats in the Brčko District and/or Sarajevo

 

    8. WHAT MAKES THE PROJECT “SERB-BOS-CRO” SACRED COMPLEX AND THE PALACE OF RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP OF THE SERBS, BOSNIANS AND CROATS UNIQUE IN THE WORLD AND WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER PROJECTS 

  • The realization of SERB-BOS-CRO the whole sacred complex and the palace is to be carried out in the urban areas where there used to exist or exists even nowadays the traditional historical sense of community and mutual tolerance of the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats like for example Sarajevo and the District of Brčko.
  • In this SERB-BOS-CRO the whole sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation no nation will have historical advantage as the first comer and the first founder of the complex or its main beneficiary. All the three constitutive nations, Serbs, Bosnians and Croats will simultaneously and equally be its founders, creators and beneficiaries.
  • Peace and safety in the SERB-BOS-CRO the whole sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation will be ensured by its exterritoriality. It is not going to be the part of any entity. Peace, order and organization in the transitional period are going to be ensured by the forces and experts of the United Nations, the European Union, Islamic Block,the Russian Federation and the USA.
  • All the Serbs ,Bosnians and Croats who voluntarily, without anyone’s pressure decide to visit it and make friends, whereby they would confirm and accept the rules of behaving within the SERB-BOS-CRO complex and the palace ,can be visitors and beneficiaries of SERB-BOS-CRO the whole sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation:
  • Rejection of the carrying in and the use of any kind of weapons or means of destruction and harassment.
  • The acceptance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations.
  • The acceptance of The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
  • Not renouncing one's own national, religious and cultural identity.
  • Mutual participation in the programmes, events, media presentations, sports, cultural, educational, artistic, scientific, computing and technological domain.
  • City planning-architectural concept stipulates that the central point and focal point of the entire SERB-BOS-CRO complex should be the palace of reconciliation and friendship of the Bosnians, Serbs and Croats as a symbol and a warranty of affiliation to the global culture, science, and technology i.e. to what connects all the contemporary people on the planet Earth.
  • In the sports ring around the palace of reconciliation there are sports grounds for indoor football, volleyball, handball, basketball and tennis as a symbol and a warranty of friendship and community.
  • In the park ring there are three types of gardens Orthodox-Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic-Islamic and Islamic-Orthodox which are connected with a circle path covered with a porch and they symbolically represent the different approaches to horticultural-landscape setting of the God’s nature.
  • In the sacred ring there are three types of temples: Orthodox, Islamic and Roman Catholic which are a warranty of the respect and preservation of the religious identity of the Serbs, Bosnians and the Croats.
  • “SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation is planned, designed and built according to the rules of bio-city planning and bio-architecture. It is built in a healthy area of healthy natural materials and with ecologically maintaining technologies and the whole complex is also planned as energetically maintaining with the maximal use of the solar energy, wind, thermal pumps and all contemporary technological discoveries which protect the environment. With all this “SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation also become experimental, ecological maintaining complex.
  • The harmony of the reconciliation and friendship of the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats is being realized exactly with the help of specifically planned and organized space which on one hand supports reconciliation and friendship on the cultural, artistic, scientific, technological and sports level, and on the other it preserves and enables affiliation to specific religious monotheistic roots of the mankind.
  • Any path or tree-lined road you take you pass through three kinds of ambient parks, then you come up three architectural styles of the temples, then  you arrive to the sports ring with different sports and in the end, in the middle of the complex to the central “SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation.
  • Realizing this unique project of “SERB-BOS-CRO” sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation of Orthodox Islamic Serbs, Bosnians and Roman Catholic Croats, Bosnia and Herzegovina can resume its disturbed unity and sense of community which was given to it by Lord and the development of civilization and that is the mission of the reconciliation of Christianity and Islam, for a start, on the Balkans. 

9. ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THE PROJECT

He was born in Novi Sad in 1952. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Department for Urban Planning in 1977, in Belgrade. He specialized in urbanism at the University of Paris VIII in Saint-Denis in the class of 1982/1983.From 1979 to 1994 he worked as a city planner at the Institute for city planning PC Urbanizam in Novi Sad. He was elected professor at the International Slavic Academy of Sciences, Education and Arts in Moscow in 1995. In the year of 2000 he received the New Century Award “Who is Who” from Baron’s Who is Who Institute, California, USA, for “remarkable achievements that have marked our lives in many aspects”. In 2005 he was elected a consultant at the Institute of Geography, SASA (the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts) “Jovan Cvijić” in Belgrade. Since 2008 he has been the manager of “STRATEG PROJECT” holding company.
He is a researcher, theoretician and practician of the spatial planning, urbanism, architecture, a protector of building heritage, of ecology, futurology and geostrategic projects. With his authorial papers he participated in several dozens of specialized and scientific symposiums at Serbian, Yugoslav, European and world level. Mr. Dević is a collaborator and author of several dozens of urbanistic plans and projects. He is also the author of a great number of articles published in professional and daily newspapers.
He is also the author of the following books: The Projects of Tolerance – Mundialism, Ecumenicalism and Orthodoxy, 1996 (trilingual); A Hidden Name and The Unknown Urbanological Genealogy of Novi Sad, 1997; Can Earthquake Harm the Safety of Novi Sad?, 1998; The Ethical-Ecological Epistle to Fellow Colleagues – Architects and
Urbanists of the III millennium, 1999 (five lingual, awarded at the Town Planning Exhibition (“Urbanistički salon”) in Niš, the same year) and Serbalbanopolis-The City of Reconciliation of XXI century, 2002 (four lingual); The Notional Concept of the Temple of All-Christian Meeting and Reconciliation, St. John the Baptizer, 2003. (bilingual).  

He is the author of the following maps: The Maps of Cultural Treasures of Vojvodina, 2002. (in Serbian and English); Cultural-Historic Map of Sremski Karlovci, 2003 (bilingual, Serbian-English); Cultural-Historic Roadmaps Through the Castles of Vojvodina, 2004. (bilingual, Serbian-English); Cultural-Historic-Geographic Maps of the World, Fruška Gora 2005 (bilingual, Serbian-English); Info maps of the Resources of Vojvodina and Novi Sad, 2005 (bilingual, Serbian-English); Info maps of the Resources of Novi Sad, Belgrade, AP Vojvodina and the Republic of Serbia 2006 (bilingual, Serbian-English);Info-maps of the Resources of Fruška gora and the Castles of Vojvodina 2008 (bilingual-Serbian-English).

He is the guardian of the squares, cemeteries and churches of Novi Sad. The fighter for ecology and creator of the ideas of Biopolis – the model of a healthy, harmonious and desirable city, Olympiapolis – the balanced city of non-violent peace, Wisepolis – a votive city of a seal with tolerating barriers, Asceticpolis – strategies of a self-limiting city, Ecumenical lodgings by the Sanctuary of Snowy Mary in Tekkes, the survival strategy of the cities in XXI century, Fruška gora as the third Mount Athos and many others.

A member of:

  • Architects Association of  Novi Sad
  • The Serbian Town Planners Association
  • Association of Applied Art Artist and Designers of Vojvodina
  • Slavic Institute in Novi Sad
  • European Institute for the Study of Ancient Slavs in London
  • The International Slavic Academy of Sciences, Education and Arts in Moscow

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Picture 6. Vojislav V. Dević, the author of “SERB-BOS-CRO”the sacred complex and the palace of reconciliation of the Serbs, Bosnians and Croats in the Brčko District and/or Sarajevo

vlasnik sajta:Vojislav Dević | administratori:Milan Šijakov, Mario Maleš