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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Festina Lente in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Amila Hrustic

January 12th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Amila Hrustic

Festina Lente (lat. hurry slowly), lightweight, agile,adaptable casual contact among all objects and human beings.

The basic idea of the bridge is the union of the secular and spiritual and to establish a balance between left and right side.

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  • Architects: Amila Hrustic
  • Project: Festina Lente
  • Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Authors: Adnan Alagić,Bojan Kanlić i Amila Hrustić
  • Software used: At the time it was made in Sketchup – just few sketches. The main model was made as a little prototype in real 3D.

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Crossing the bridge is a unique experience because of it’s specific layout and views that we encounter when going through the gate (closed part of the bridge) prearing us to enter into another dimension,and aweks spirituality.Technological solutinos and modern design of the bridge become the brand of Sarajevo.Tender for the construction of a pedestrion bridge was announced in year 2007, five years later the bridge was built.

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Bridge construction is stell with aluminum trim and glass fence. Span is 38 meters. The bridge create a true “genuisloci” apropriate to the area in front of the temple as the Academy of Fine Arts. Former church today Academy of Fine Arts was built in time of the Viennese secession.

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Forme is unique,simple and attractive at the same time and because of the unexpectedness triggers a series os asociations and establishing a new vision. Loop on the bridge is symbolic gate , in our traditions entries in the cities have always been marked by gates.Line appears on the most secession facilites among wich include Academy of Fine Arts. Around the bridge we have different styls of facilites and two benks are completely different,one coverd with grass and another built from stone,we decide for visual contrast.

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On the bridge are two benches in coverd sections so it’s a place of meeting and interacting.White LED lights lit the bridge.

Image Courtesy Amila Hrustic

Image Courtesy Amila Hrustic

Image Courtesy Amila Hrustic

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