The Spanish House is a historic customs house that has been in a dilapidated condition since Tito´s era. After the introduction of free market reforms, a private investor intended to turn the building into a hotel. Due to financial problems the investor had to withdraw from the project after the building had already been gutted and partially reconstructed. In 2012, temporary right of use of the premises was conferred to the Goethe-Institut Belgrad. Now, the Spanish House has, through a temporary pavilion building designed by Tim Rieniets/Nikola Banković, as a communication venue that contributes functionally, programmatically, and symbolically to the social and cultural revitalization of the quarter.