National Assembley of Serbia
Belgrade, Nikola Pasic Square 13,
Former Federal Assembly is located across Pionirski park and Belgrade City Hall. The first draft for the future Assembly was made by Konstantin A. Jovanovic in 1891. At the contest in 1901. for the Assembly building to be erected at the site of Batal-mosque, the work by Jovan Ilkic was rewarded, which basically represents a variant of Jovanovic’s design. Construction started in 1907, and the foundation stone was laid by King Peter I. During World War I Ilkic died in a concentration camp in Nezider, and the design plans were lost. New plans, in accordance with existing works already done, were made by Ilkic’s son Pavle, and in the completion, particularly of the interior, Nikolaj Krasnov was of great help. The building was completed in 1936. It has the spirit of academic traditionalism, with a rich interior decoration made by the very best artists and craftsmen of the time. In front of the main entrance, in 1939, two sculptures by Toma Rosandic were erected, known as “Black horses at play”.