Beko Masterplan – Urban Regeneration Belgrade

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Beko Masterplan : Urban Regeneration Belgrade

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11 Jan 2013

Beko Masterplan Belgrade

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Beko Masterplan Belgrade Building Design
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Sweeping organic masterplan, typical curvilinear style of Zaha Hadid Architects currently. The context is an ancient Serbian castle, wouldn’t it be intriguing to see ZHA actually work on a historic site rather than always adjacent or on greenfield locations? The contrast of sheer newness against ancient fabric would be fascinating to see! The flowing lines are beautiful, when you compare it with the recently completed pierresvives (designed in 2004) you can see the massive increase in fluidity of Zaha’s designs.

Adrian Welch, e-architect Editor

Beko Masterplan

Project Description from Zaha Hadid Architects

The project focusses on the urban regeneration of an important site at the intersection of key cultural projects within the city of Belgrade. Following the region’s strong modernist traditions, the masterplan has applied new concepts and methods that examine and organize the programs of the site; defining a composition of buildings that addresses the complexity of 21st century living patterns. The design for BEKO is embedded within the surrounding landscape of Belgrade’s cultural axis and incorporates essential public spaces.

Beko Masterplan Belgrade Building Design
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The site

The design introduces a habitable landscape with an undulating topography that opens the BEKO site to a variety of possibilities, giving views towards the confluence of Belgrade’s two rivers, the subtle monumentality of the Kalemegdan Castle and internally, between the constituent volumes of the design. Developed as a contemporary mixed-use masterplan, it includes residential, retail and commercial areas along with a large scale convention facility and five-star boutique hotel.

Beko Masterplan Belgrade Building Design
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Urban Concept

The masterplan moves away from traditional modernist notions of urban zoning and functionalist separation, enhancing the relationships between the components of each programme and creating a living fusion between public and private urbanism. Public space and private areas flow into one another into a series of ever-changing topographical adjacencies producing a rich variety of uses and activities.

Beko Masterplan Belgrade Building Design
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Architectural design

The project has been developed as a series of flow lines that ‘carve’ the inhabited landscape and act as continuities where outdoor spaces, landscape undulations, balconies, roof edges and bridges all flow into one another in an ever-changing continuum. The ground level is open to the city, enabling civic space to flow through the site.

Ground (land) scape

Perhaps one of the most important aspects of the project, the ground (land) scape undulates to create variable physical connections between different levels, enhancing the continuities of the outdoor spaces with the facades of the buildings to becomes an implicit engine for navigation through the site.

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Beko Urban Regeneration Belgrade – Building Information

Project: Beko Masterplan
Location: by Kalemegdan Castle, Belgrade, Serbia
Date: 2011 / TBC
Client: Lamda Development
Status: Mixed-Use
Masterplan: Residential, Offices, Hotel, Retail
Size: 94,000m²

Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Director: Christos Passas
Project Associate: Bozana Komljenovic
Project Architect: Reza Esmaeeli
Design Team: Coordination, Zetta Kotsioni, Carine Posner, BIM Coordination, Rory MacTague, Adam Atraktzi, Design Team, Veronika Ilinskaya, Alexandra Fisher, Raul Forsoni, Jose L. De Melo Cadilhe, Tomasz Starczewski, Hendrik Rupp, Andri Shalou, Carlos Luna, Chrysi Fradellou, Elina Chatzichronoglou, Barbara Bochnak, Thomas Frings

Local Architect: ZAPP Doo
SMEP Consultant: Arup
Façade Consultant: Arup
Traffic Consultant: TBC
Vertical Transport: Arup
Hotel Consultant: E.P.R. Architects
Sustainability and Energy: Arup
Code Compliance: EN Plus
Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon

Beko Masterplan Belgrade images / information from Zaha Hadid Architects

Beko Masterplan architect : Zaha Hadid


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