The distribution of neighbourhoods in Master plan leaves the possibility of their gradual development in phases.

Development in phases

Luka Beograd



Considering the dimensions, location and existing state on the site, "City On Water" complex has the status of a big city project which requires special approach and methodology. Various analyses and studies with the aim of urban development of the Danube amphitheatre which includes the location of Luka Beograd have already been conducted by relevant institutions and Town planning institute of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture, Association of city planners and other relevant institutions. Luka Beograd company hired renowned local and international consulting firms which carried out additional research, environment and traffic studies, space analyses, estimates of economic effects of urbanization. After that, the development of the Master Plan was initiated for which Luka Beograd hired world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and respectable consulting firm for public spaces Gehl Architects which has been commissioned by the city authorities of New York, London, Zurich, Sao Paolo, Oslo and Copenhagen.
The prephase, which precedes the construction, includes the plans or detailed regulation and preparation of the site followed by the necessary studies:
Geotechnical and ecological research which will provide data about overwhelming geotechnical conditions and existing levels of land, water and sediment pollution. In line with contemporary ecological principles, buildings planned for demolition will be recycled and used as secondhand construction material.
Environmental Impact Assessment EIA will be conducted since the site is most likely to have been polluted to a certain degree. Hydraulic simulations will include detailed assessment of the impact of hydraulics, sedimentation and water quality on the development of the waterfront. Such study will also include detailed hydraulics modeling and sedimentation of the port area. They are focused on improving water quality in the port basin which is in inadequate state due to highly polluted overload from the Danube and biochelemical transformational processes in port sediments. Wind simulations will show the strikes and wind pressure exerted on high buildings and facilities, visualization of air flow between the buildings and public areas as well as shadow movements during the day.


Distribution of the neighbourhoods in the Master Plan leaves the possibility for their development in phases. Since each neighbourhood can function as a separate unit, the complex can be developed according to the needs and time parameters. Neighbourhoods themselves are flexible and can be adjusted to future requirements in terms of purpose, size and building height.
Neighbourhood development will be carried out in 4 phases each lasting four-five years according to the following schedule:

  1. Green roof district, part of the new promenade of the riverbank, linear park and industrial heritage venue "Metalci"
  2. Lower city and Eastern Dorćol
  3. Belgrade city, Danube district and the venue of industrial heritage - The main hall (Čeona hala)
  4. Danube port, channel

During the first phase it is planned to construct an underpass in Francuska and Dunavska streets in order to enable access to the location, the initial stage of the linear park and integration of long hall "Metalci".
Transformation of the existing bank of the Danube and the basin which will form a square close to the river as well as the building of the Green roof district will be followed by the construction of four blocks forming the entrance or portal to the waterfront as the central part of this phase.
It is followed by the construction of the remaining part of Green roof district, buildings west from Francuska street and at its southern part including the second part of the linear park, a big fountain amphitheatre and the lawn area.