Egyptian architects, Architektur Studio have submitted to ArchDaily their recent submission for the Beton Hala Waterfront project in central Belgrade, Serbia. Additional images of the proposal as well as a description of the work from the architects can be found after the break.
Through an architectural design that allows more FLEXIBILITY in uses, the building is designed in a way that depends on a modules system which can be easily fixed, maintained and reused in deferent functions without any effects on the extension layer. The center has an easy circulation that depends on vertical and horizontal axes between the levels in order to reach the main extension connecting layer to the historical core, Also raising the built area from the ground level created a main direct axe – visual axe & movement axe – between the Sava river, the plateau and the public area. Depending on THREE MAIN CORES as the main vertical axes that connect the ground level with the main layer level.
The Public Area itself is a place where many different functions and activities meets and connects with the main axes of the projects, its considered as the joining element between the lowest and the highest point of the Water Front Center. The extension connecting layer is finished in CONCRETE LAMELLAS which service as a stair cases which allows the pedestrians’ to walk on to reach the Historical Core, With Piezoelectric devices fixed in these layers ,pedestrian movement can GENERATE the needed Electricity
BETON HALA Connect MORE Green and Generate Generating electricity through the car movement – Smart Roads – The Smart roadway – A road way that contains Piezoelectric Sensors beneath the asphalt layer – with 350 meter long can Generate over 420 KW per day and 302400 KW per Year. Generating Electricity Through Pedestrian Movement… From the fact that… One person with an average weight of 125 pounds will generate 0.1 watt in 2 second it takes to cross the piezoelectric tile. Only 1.7 mw is the needed electricity for 1000 home and a big city like New York city need 45 MW per year. A number of 50000 visitors per year will be able to Generate 3.8 MW. Through Expectations of increasing the visitors of the center until the year 2020 the Generated Electricity is expected to increase as well.