The conference will focus on Peter Eisenman’s long and outstanding oeuvre.Thematization of almost 50 years of his theoretical and educational work and almost 25 years of his full-time architectural practice is seen here as vital to the understanding of both the past and the presence of contemporary architecture. From the questions related to Renaissance heritage to the problems associated with disciplinary autonomy and the digital, the conference aims to provide a space for a critical debate among architects and theorists.
Built upon our previous experiences with the Architecture of Deconstruction / The Specter of Jacques Derrida, this year’s conference will provide a new and challenging form of interaction. It will disconnect from the standard model for scientific gatherings – session presentations followed by short discussion between participants. Conference will indeed be organized in several sessions, but as a form of thematic conversations with Peter Eisenman, regarding his work. Participants are welcome to provide rich and diverse readings on a number of subjects: to share their insights with Eisenman and with each other.
Title: ISSUES? Concerning the projects of Peter Eisenman
Organizers: University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
From: Mon, 11 Nov 2013
Until: Tue, 12 Nov 2013
Venue: University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
Address: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology, 3 Studentski trg, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
Marking the “continuance of Belgrade’s signature ‘Modernist’ movement”, which produced a number of iconic buildings throughout the mid-twentieth century, the Serbian capital is proud to unveil Zaha Hadid Architect’s (ZHA) contemporary masterplan for Beko. This all-inclusive, mixed use project embeds itself within the undulating topography of the abandoned Beko textile factory in a style that directly reflects Zaha’s distinct style of Parametricism.
Focused on urban regeneration, the project will join forces with Sou Fujimoto’s proposed ‘Cloud’ on the adjoining Sava waterfront to revitalize Belgrade’s cultural axis.
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Designed by Miloš Milivojević for the Strawberry Energy company, ‘Black Tree’ is a public solar charger which enables visitors to recharge batteries of their mobile phones, tablets and multimedia devices with the energy of Sun. In cooperation with Palilula Municipality and the city of Belgrade, this Strawberry Tree with a completely new design has been set up in Tašmajdan park in Belgrade in November 2012. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Sou Fujimoto Architects have shared with us their first place proposal for the Beton Hala Waterfront Centre in Belgrade, Serbia. Contrasting the medieval fabric of the capital city, Sou Fujimoto’s “floating cloud” intertwines an array of social and transportation programs into an organized tangle of suspended ramps that emerge from the static platform of the Beton Hala. It was lauded by the jury to be a “brave proposal” that holds the “highest emblematic potential among all of Beton Hala entries”.
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Organized by the University of Belgrade and the Center for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy (CELAP), the ‘Architecture of Deconstruction: The Specter of Jacques Derrida’ is a three-day, international scientific conference which will be held in Belgrade October 25-27. The conference aims to bring attention to the questions of the relation between the disciplines of architecture and philosophy. Distinguished guests include Bernard Tschumi, Catherine Ingraham, Chris Younes, Francesco Vitale, Jeffrey Kipnis, Ljiljana Blagojević, Mark Cousins, Mark Wigley, Peter Eisenman, and more. For more information, please visit here.
The main idea for the Raft ’4U’ cafe restaurant was to create a pleasant environment, like staying under the shadow of a tree, but also above water. Designed by Studio Alfirevic, the raft represents an extension of the riverbank. The atrium space is the central motif, with elements of the natural environment such as birch, stone, grass, etc. The spatial organization consists of the main entrance, wardrobe with toilets, café-restaurant with atrium and bar with storage space. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The complexity of a problem that stands before competitors reflects a contrast that exists between rural surroundings and program demands that refer to a high built-up density in an otherwise non-urbanized (built-up) area of the prairie. This project, by MITarh Architecture Studio represents a model for an anticipated urban development of the area in which the competition task has been set. An initial motive for designing was the distinctive texture of the surrounding fields. Their aim is to establish a rational and useful urban matrix adaptable to the existing area using the dimensions and geometry of the new structure, while establishing continuity of the surrounding area. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Office Building B23 is located in the central zone of Novi Beograd. With total area of approximately 57,000 sqm the structure consists of four towers, connected across multi–level atrium spaces with nine panoramic elevators. Modern aesthetics and engineering superiority of business center B23 Office Park become new inspiration to architects and users, placing the new standards related to visual aspects and functionality of the office spaces in Belgrade, as well as in whole South East Europe.
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Project Area: 57,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of OFF Architecture
By courageously connecting the design of the building with the territory, in constant dialogue with the urban texture, nature and its limits, Architetto Matteo Ascani (AMA) enhances the position of the new Beton Hala Waterfront Center within the city of Belgrade. Through their concept, the building becomes a mixed use area that blends culture, shopping and outdoor activities. Thanks to its strategic location served by the tram line, the Passenger river port and the main road Vojvode Bojovica Boulevard and Karadjordjeva a network of connections is created where the Beton Hala Waterfront Center is turned into an intermodal hub. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Directed with respect for all views and spatial elements of the incredible energized given space, the concept for the Beton Hala Waterfront by Pero Vukovic, in collaboration with Branka Vukovic, becomes a zone of overlap of the two natural barriers, park/forest (Kalemegdan) and the rivers Sava and Danube, where a huge value of the area belongs to their confluence. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architect Djordje Alfirevic shared with us his proposal for the Beton Hala Waterfront Center in Belgrade, Serbia which promotes an idea of visual and functional merging of the newly designed part with the existing Beton Hala building. The design team consisted in Djordje Alfirevic, M.Phil., Dusan Trifunovic, M.Arch, Petar Tufegdzic, M.Arch, Djordje Nikolic, M.Arch, Milica Vujosevic,M.Arch, Bojana Stankovic, M.Arch. In addition, this design aims to create a unique center for exhibition and commercial use in the city which also communicates, in a mimetic way, with the Kalemegdan fortress and Sava river’s waterfront. More images and architect’s description after the break.
With the general aim to create an integrated urban infrastructure, the proposal for the Beton Hala Waterfront competition by office ReduX creates a way to produce a provocative architectural vision. As programs, spaces and typologies are interwoven, this center is a vision of the future progression of Belgrade as a hub for business and culture. As a result, this allows residents and visitors to experience an ultimate experience of the past, present, and future. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Pikasch Architecture Studio shared this project for the Beton Hala Waterfront Center in Belgrade, Serbia. The concept for this proposal embraces the historical importance and unique natural elements of the site located in Belgrade, Serbia in the Kalemegdan Park along the river and the Brankov Bridge.
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