Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Like many other cities, Belgrade lacks green space. In particular, it needs equipped and maintained green areas that are open to the public. In this project, 4of7 Architecture has joined the non-governmental organization 'Supernatural' to create a series of such spaces across the town. The first one is a small lot of land located next to Kula Nebojsa, a fortress built in the 15th Century, at the bank of the river Sava.
The idea was to involve the public and gather citizens who would bring a plant to create a park within a day. Over time the plan evolved, with several corporations supporting the idea. For example, Telenor, the mobile operator, has acquired a large number of plants to be planted by their employees. The overall number of plants grew to over five hundred, and benches, solar lights, and birdhouses were added to the project.
The design is based on the idea that a park should be created as a collective action and participation. We have provided the layout, which included a central green area and circulation routes, outdoor furniture design, and some guidance on the choice of plant species.
Djordje Stojanovic, Milutin Cerovic, Dusan Stojanovic (4of7 Architecture)