Festina Lente / Adnan Alagić, Bojan Kanlić & Amila Hrustić

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Architects: Adnan Alagić,Bojan Kanlić & Amila Hrustić
Location: , Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Adnan Alagić, Bojan Kanlić & Amila Hrustić

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Festina Lente (lat. hurry slowly),lightweight,agile,adaptable casual contact among all objects and human beings.

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The basic idea of the bridge is the union of the secular and spiritual and to establish a balance between left and right side.

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Crossing the bridge is a unique experience because of it’s specific layout and views that we encounter when going through the gate (closed part of the bridge) prearing us to enter into another dimension,and aweks spirituality.Technological solutinos and modern design of the bridge become the brand of Sarajevo.Tender for the construction of a pedestrion bridge was announced in year 2007,five years later the bridgewas built.

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Bridge construction is stell with aluminum trim and glass fence.Span is 38 meters.The bridge create a true “genuis loci”apropriate to the area in front of the temple as the Academy of Fine Arts.Former church todayAcademy of Fine Arts was built in time of the Viennese secession.

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Forme is unique,simple and attractive at the same time and because of the unexpectedness triggers a series os asociations and establishing a new vision.Loop on the bridge is symbolic gate ,in our traditions entries in the cities have always been marked by gates.Line appears on the most secession facilites among wich include Academy of Fine Arts.Around the bridge we have different styls of facilites and two benks are completely different,one coverd with grass and another built from stone,we decide for visual contrast.

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On the bridge are two benches in coverd sections so it’s a place of meeting and interacting.White LED lights lit the bridge.

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    I like it, but i don’t like the lighting at night, maybe because i don’t like white light in general,

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    To rok: the great thing about the lighting of the bridge is that it’s not always just white. They often change the colour of the lights. I’ve seen it change into different shades of blue, green, pink and purple. It’s beautiful.

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