The multidisciplinary studio based in Shanghai - Metroscapes designed Belgrade City Art Gallery with a beautiful panorama view of Belgrade.
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Area: 1829 sqm
Team: Milos Zivkovic, Marko Vukovic
Project's description: Located in the very core of Belgrade, the slightly elevated plot of future town gallery is overlooking the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers. Panorama of Kosancicev Venac is one of the most significant views towards Belgrade's Old Town and has a great importance in perserving the spirit and tradition of the city. The design of the building itself should have a goal in enhancing the image of the city, but at the same time inherit its values and perfectly fit in it.
With it's relationship to the surroundings, design manifests a dual nature. While with its dynamic shape and cascading terraces in the west it provides a unique addition to the panorama of Belgrade, on the east side, the pure and elegant form of the canopy discreetly fits in the old surroundings.
From the entrance, the light canopy structure guides the visitors into the delevelled area of the foyer, thus opening a beautiful view towards New Belgrade and the confluence. Aside from the commercial and technical areas, this space holds a cafe/restaurant with its most inportant element ‐ the great balcony. Having in mind that this area is open for public throughout the day, the idea is to use the views out in the best way possible.