Luka Beograd

CITY ON WATER

DENSITY

Population density is the relation between the number of inhabitants of a particular space and its total land area, and is stated as a net or gross density. The unit in which it is stated is the number of inhabitants per hectare. It has an impact on the quality and standard of life and therefore is an important starting parametre in the creation of dynamic cities.

In order to secure dynamic city life, it is necessary to maintain high density, but also a defined high-quality public space which offers the possibility of different activities, as well as quiet places and parks which make an ideal break from the city tumult.

The aim of the Master Plan is to create part of the city which will be considered an integral part of the city centre with its street activities and dynamic public spaces. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to maintain high density. Density varies in neighbourhoods between 3,5 and 4. Ground coverage varies between 13% and 60%. Compared to this density, 16 hectares of public green area outside of districts including the park and the riverbank take up 40% of the entire location area. Within the neighbourhoods, there are various public open spaces on offer, in the form of green and paved areas, along local gardens.

Dense city core has been divided into smaller units in order to create flexibility and variety, to enable further development and mixed use. Small units are easily combined in the periods when there is a demand for bigger units, while the reverse process is more difficult to achieve.