Luka Beograd

CITY ON WATER

PUBLIC AREA NETWORK

The strategy is based on the idea that the development of a new urban complex should be focused on people from the beginning of a planning process; then on public space and finally buildings.

1.People

This approach studies daily activities of all potential users who will spend time in new part of the city, potential residents, employees, visitors and tourists. Everyday life is to a great extent connected to public space and depends on its quality, dynamics and attractiveness so that the most important parameters in the planning process of the new urban environment are the vision of public life and the public space area.

2.Space

When considering towns and cities as a whole unit, or even a single street, public space makes a very important aspect. It should provide different activities and facilities and should comprise different places - squares, plateaus, pedestrian zones, parks and sport complexes which would attract all user groups to become closer to their surroundings and start using it.

3. Buildings

The quality and type of buildings is further developed in line with the type of public space, in order to connect the functions and activities in closed as well as open space in the best possible manner, which further enhances the quality of life.
In the above diagram the circles of different colours indicate different types of public spaces. The character of a particular public space will be determined with the development of each individual district. Some will be more local, while the others will turn into new city attractions depending on particular guidelines and locations.


Two strong elements, continued waterfront and a major public park which is parallel to the riverbank, are directly connected to the city centre, and will give a special quality not only to the new development, but to the entire city.

An attractive network of pedestrian and bicycle lanes will connect all districts, a linear park and the riverbank with a constantly variable perspective and corridors which give a view of the Danube.

The promenade along the riverbank and the space around the port basin will be reserved for pedestrians and cyclists, with the additional lanes at the lower level, close to the water.

Linear park contains additional pedestrian and bicycle lanes along the entire location. Pedestrian zone was envisaged as an extension of Francuska street and it continues to the Danube riverbank. There will also be a short bridge spanning two sides of port basin, thus turning the riverbank into a continuous promenade, a new destination for all Belgrade citizens.