sou fujimoto: beton hala waterfront centre
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oct 15, 2012
sou fujimoto: beton hala waterfront centre


‘beton hala waterfront centre’ by sou fujimoto, belgrade, serbia
image © sou fujimoto
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japanese practice sou fujimoto architects has completed the concept for the ‘beton hala waterfront centre’ in belgrade, serbia.
with its particular location at the edge of medieval beton hala, kalemegden park, sava river and adjacent to the fortress wall,
the project seamlessly grabs each facet and entwines them into a literally spiraling structure of ramping ribbons in what fujimoto
calls a ‘floating cloud.’ the eye of the circulatory whirlpool houses a new square and part of an exterior exhibition space which continues
through under the massive roof structure. a restaurant and cafe are located under the inhabitable canopy along the riverfront,
with commercial spaces closer to the fortress for easier access from the street. the woven bedlam of rings allow the user to
find their ideal space based on the variety of programs existing in different sections, as well as the proximity of the surrounding sites.

the encircling bridges above ground separate the pedestrian from the subterranean parking garage and the transportation hub linking
the ferry terminal, tram and bus. the structure exists as an array of social and transport functions, located in the middle of a culturally rich
site, which joins the various components in a free-flowing circulatory whirlwind.

 


bridges connect different parts of the site into a core of winding platforms
image © sou fujimoto

 


view form the sava river
image © sou fujimoto

 


the roof structure of the commercial and gastronomical spaces is a large exterior square
image © sou fujimoto

 


image © sou fujimoto

 


bridges transition into each other and into different spaces
image © sou fujimoto


interior square
image © sou fujimoto

 


image © sou fujimoto

 


image © sou fujimoto

 

 


view from the bottom level
image © sou fujimoto

 

 


image © sou fujimoto

 

 


view along the riverfront
image © sou fujimoto

 

 


image © sou fujimoto

 

 


site plan

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


floor plan / level 2

 

 


section

 

 


section

 

 


elevation

 

 


elevation

 

 


elevation

 

 


elevation

 

 


concept diagram

 

 

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