Visiting Belgrade’s Western City Gate

I was browsing the internet on what I could explore in Belgrade. I stumbled upon this article and decided to take a little detour and go see the Western City Gate or Genex Tower.

The Genex Tower is a  35-story skyscraper in Belgrade and was designed in 1977 by Mihajlo Mitrović as both a commercial and residential space. The shorter of the two towers houses offices, while the taller tower is reserved for residential space. At the lower level you’ll find a hairdresser among other shops although most of them looked closed.

The Genex Tower is 115 meters tall and is the second-tallest high-rise in Belgrade. The building is designed to greet people arriving in the city from the West.

The building was built in the famous “brutalist” style (the term originates from the french word for “raw”) which was very popular 1950s to the mid-1970s. This is a very informative blog post about renting an apartment in the building as well as its history. 

I am fascinated by the buildings structure and feel and I am glad that I went to see and explore it. Unfortunately it was fairly cold and snowy on the day that we went and we therefore didn’t hang around for too long. If you happen to be in Belgrade I highly recommend you to take a look at it 🙂


1 Comment

  1. April 14, 2018 / 6:27 PM

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