Design Studio 4of7 in conjunction with the University of Belgrade’s Graduate Program has spent a year exploring alternatives for the Port of Belgrade, a 110 hectare site on the river Danube bank in Southeast Europe. The port belongs to the central zone of the city and currently, the former industrial riverfront has attracted developers, city authorities, architects and planners to design its future potential. Over the last two academic terms, the Graduate Program has had the opportunity to work with the actual redevelopment of the site and exchange ideas with Daniel Libeskind Studio and Gehl Architects who are both working on the master plan.
More about the design after the break.
Design Studio 4of7 intends to develop a “socially inclusive approach” to bring the city to life. The selected diploma thesis project Adaptive Formations, by student Milutin Cerović, explores the idea of spatial adaptability via rule based design methods. The strategy is based on the bottom-up process, beginning with the master plan and ending with the individual building design.
“We have founded our approach on flexible and time oriented design strategies contrasting the underway master plan based on the vision of Daniel Libeskind Studio,” explained the studio.
Complex spatial forms are generated after examining programmatic needs and compatibility within the wider system. ”In a gradual process, existing warehouses are being converted for multitude of uses revolving around knowledge related industries. Simultaneously, networks of public spaces are formed in relation to varied occupancy scenarios with the aim to allow for interaction between permanent occupants and visitors. ” The plan caters to future development as the pattern lends itself to providing a framework for the increase of the built density and the evolution of high rise buildings on site.
Diploma Project by Milutin Cerović
4of7 Design Studio at University of Belgrade Graduate Programme
Mentor: Djordje Stojanović