This was the first place proposal for the Beton Hala Waterfront Centre in Belgrade, Serbia for Sou Fujimoto Architects. Contrasting the medieval fabric of the capital city, Sou Fujimoto’s “floating cloud” intertwines an array of social and transportation programs into an organized tangle of suspended ramps that emerge from the static platform of the Beton Hala. It was lauded by the jury to be a “brave proposal” that holds the “highest emblematic potential among all of Beton Hala entries”.
The new, vibrant pedestrian square will serve as the principle access point from the capital’s riverfront to it’s historic core. It will contain retail space, cafes and restaurants, exterior exhibition space and a viewing platform, as it is perched atop a subterranean parking garage and transportation hub linking the ferry terminal, tram and bus.