Public facilities design 2011
New Belgrade, as an urban unity of extremely architectonical structures, does not lack of such ambient units with a clear purpose, mainly recreational.
New Belgrade is actually missing cityscape structures, that would teach us that the built environment can not meet the principles of sustainable development and survival without integrated structures and objects of landscape architecture.
Psycho-sociological function of objects of landscape architecture involves gathering places for citizens in a pleasant atmosphere for socializing, relaxation and meetings.
However, the location lacks with cityscapes and nonexistent yet necessary units and structures, even though this tends to become yet another event locus of New Belgrade. There is a deficit of parking spaces and the deteriorating is expected with increased number of visits to planned shopping center. There is an obvious problem of noise pollution due to a flurry of the boulevard, which connects Bežanijska kosa and Zemun with Banovo brdo across the Savasava river.
- In terms of spatial reasoning and 3D organisation of functions
- Form of mass or set of masses that form the structure of the internal space and characteristic perception of architecture
- This constructivist procedure, followed by a deconstructionism is reflected in the visible supporting structure merged outside amorphous form, that remains and still serves as an architectural element in the park
- The two structures are intertwined to the point that none of them had primary (shopping center and park)
The main ideas and starting points in the design were:
-The combination of architectural and landscape-architectural object
-Improving the environment and the building
-Refinement of the ambient
-Blending / fusion - two toughts
- Two movements (minimalism and deconstructionism)
- Two forms (box and amorphous)
- Two materials (composite and humus)
- Fusion of constructed with constructed biotop
Accessing the park is derived directly from the walkways, ramps leading into the landscape ambience whose materials have formed immersive pedestrian space and irregular geometric formations.
Complement of the overall impression are reflections in the water park elements in all ambience units, in the park and around the major functional groups of objects.
Main entrance has been formed as the cascade plateau that stretches along the entire building, where gentle stairways and ramps are altering.
On this plateau vegetation structures are deliberately omitted. Its purpose is the free movement of huge crowds from all directions. Thereby it is equipped with just simple basic street furniture pieces, identical to those in the park. As the only three-dimensional facility on this plateau, appears a pool with a sculpture that is transferred notion of the main building behind it. This micro unit is carefully placed, so it could reflect and blend the sculpture and the building itself.
From the side streets, there is approach to the economic entrance, also represetnig a micro-entity, camouflaging entrance. All together it is a complementary to other micro-ambiental urban units.
Mobiliard is kept simple shaped, ergonomic and functional.
Lighting is designed as a self-sufficient and with no additional power supply. In tform of a special plastic balls that are charged by the sun during the day, so they could glow at night. Their diffuse light is a unique visual complement to the experience of the park. The balls are scattered in aqueous units to achieve an interesting play of light and reflection.
Previously defined "hiperatrium" overwrites basic architectural elements of the Roman atrium hous, but in new proportions, typical for modernist design process, which gives the whole interior an even stronger impression of monumentality and open space. The atrium itself is foofed with sliding gass panels, which would be open for most of the year, or when the temperature is between 5 ° S and 35 ° C.
"Addition to mallBOXs http://bit.ly/Sf6WCF":
A work-in-progress :: http://www.behance.net/wip/181717/619657