Revitalization and Restoration of the Old Prison in Kotor and Adaptive Reuse as a Creative Hub with Residences

The “Revitalization and Restoration of the Old Prison in Kotor and Adaptive Reuse as a Creative Hub with Residences” project has been implemented as part of the “3C - Cross-border exchange for the development of Cultural and Creative industries”, funded under IPA Cross Border Cooperation Programme IT-AL-MNE. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Montenegro, in cooperation with companies and individuals from Montenegro, Serbia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The goal was the revitalization of the Old Austro-Hungarian Prison – which is protected as an individual cultural property and as a part of the Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and the establishment of the Hub. The works have been implemented in accordance with the concept of integrative protection. The Hub will serve as a space for the work and residence of artists, and for the organization of various events for the local community.

  • Slobodan Milan Radovanovic
  • Anja Milovan Todorovic
  • Nikola Mrakovic
  • Milica Lopicic
  • Milena Bajceta
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    5 minutes 55 seconds
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    July 1, 2023
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    2,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Slobodan Milan Radovanovic

KOTO LTD, Company for construction, renewal and reconstruction of buildings, was founded in 1992. Main activities of the Company have been expanded from its foundation, in accordance with the scope of work expansion. During the 90’s, we mostly performed construction work on adaptation, reconstruction and appendage of family residential homes. In the mid-nineties, we started cleaning and technical maintenance of monuments and facades, as well as restoration and rehabilitation of various facilities in the Belgrade Fortress. The next decade brings construction works on roads and bridges in Serbia.

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Since we possess a license for designing and performing works on cultural property of great importance, conservation and restoration works eventually became specialty of our company, and include works on towers, museums, national architecture, facades, monuments, churches and monasteries. Owing to the team of top professionals, dedicated work, professional attitude and quality of the works, we managed to build good cooperation with investors such as UNESCO and the European Union, and also, no less important, municipal and republic institutions, with the aim of restoring, protecting and preserving monuments of culture.