Trolleybuses are electric vehicles which makes them more environmentally friendly than fossil fuel or hydrocarbon-based vehicles when implemented in the city. The power is not free as it has to be produced at centralised power plants, however, it is produced more efficiently making it more responsive to pollution control rather than individual vehicles exhausting noxious gases at street level. A trolleybus draws power from overhead wires using spring-loaded trolley poles made from wood and metal, which complete the electrical circuit by transferring electricity from a “live” overhead wire to the control and the electric traction motors of the trolley bus, a type of current collector.Each trolley pole, trolley bus elevation, tire and overhead wire will contain 3d printed piezoelectric cells generating electrical energy from pressure deformation in the semiconductors for on-board electronics. The city of Belgrade uses trolleybuses as one of it’s major modes of public transport with an extensive route stretching across the city and the suburbs.
Salt & Water design studio presents their recent project, eco-barge with a greenhouse on the Danube river in Belgrade, Serbia.
The barge was designed as a place where citizens of Belgrade could get acquainted with vertical gardens, special kinds of irrigation systems and alternative ways of growing organic food in urban areas with usually limited space. The project is also designed as a venue for various educational workshops, where people can learn everything first-hand.
Impact Hub Belgrade is a creative office space created through an adaptation and interior space renovation of the Events Hall in the former house of the headquarters of the Association of State Employees Purchasing Cooperatives. The construction of the building took place from mid-1928 until mid-1929 and was done according to the second-prize design of the architect Dimitrije M. Leko, one of the most important and staunchest representatives of academic art in Serbian interwar architecture.The building is considered to be a part of Serbian cultural heritage, which affirms its exceptionality and artistic, cultural and social significance.Thus preserving the authentic elements of the interior is one of the main characteristics of this project.
Fountain is located in front of the municipal building in New Belgrade (Serbia), designed in brutalism expression (Arch. Stojan Maksimovic and Branislav Jovin). The design of the fountain is an allegory of the time and the process of New Belgrade formation, as one of the most important modernist city parts of the former socialist Yugoslavia. In a contemporary way fountain evokes the appearance of the first collective housing buildings, which were erected in the area that was formed in the draining and filling wetlands process. Reduced visual expression, materialized in a minimalist manner, almost at the level of primordial symbols, is a reminiscence of extensive construction and architectural operations, which are conducted in order to form a new part of Belgrade, which was the capital of Yugoslavia.
In the white city of Old Beograd, near the banks of the Sava River, GRAFT transformed the historic building of the “Old Mill” into a 4 Star hotel.
The ambitious interior concept embraces and enhances the existing historical structures with new materials, colors and shapes, activating the original qualities of the cultural monument and hence creating a unique visual experience.
Article source: Đorđe Alfirević + Dušan Trifunović & Predrag Marković
The mixed-use complex that was the object of the competition was clearly divided on 4 spatial-functional units: A) North (Bus station), B) South (Hotel-Office-Commercial spaces), C) future metro station and D) Railway station. Introversion was the main organizational principle that was used in conceptualization of the complex due to the lack of adequate views and spatial markers towards which the complex could open up to. Proximity of busy transport hubs (Bus station, Railway station and the Inner city ringroad) which go through the location aspire positioning the main content around inner spatial motives (atrium gardens), distant from unsuitable surrounding.
Piezoelectric Playground. The Interactive Lumia Canopy in Pioneers park Belgrade Margot Krasojevic The Piezoelectric playground is a temporary structure designed for the Pioneers park in Belgrade, Serbia. It will be used as a bandstand and playground.
THE DESIGN BRIEF GIVEN BY THE CLIENT STATED A REQUIREMENT OF 2 BEDROOM & 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. THE PREVALENT RULES ON THE SITE ARE RESTRICTIVE IN TERMS OF THE OVERALL BUILDING ENVELOPE. AN OVERALL AREA OF 6098 SQM. IS TO BE BUILT ON SITE OF ONLY 1,355 SQM. WITH ALLOWABLE GROUND COVERAGE AREA OF 758 SQM. & HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS OF 9 RESIDENTIAL AND 2 COMMERCIAL LVLS.
Residential group ‘Danube River Housing’ is located on the Danube river banks near Belgrade, and its design concept is based on the idea of cluster like structure of rafts – buildings constructed on pontoons. The main goal was to achieve an atmosphere of housing partially hidden in the river underbrush, and also to establish the ambience of the neighborhood – a group of single-family house-rafts.
Raft represents an extension of the riverbank. The main idea was to create a pleasant environment, like staying under the ”tree shadow” an also above water. Atrium space is the central motif, with elements of natural environment (birch, stone, grass, etc.). The spatial organization consists of main entrance, wardrobe with toilets, café-restaurant with atrium and bar with storage space.