Old Sava Bridge Belgrade

Year 2016
Typology Fixed bridge
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Client Eagle Hills, Belgrade
Collaboration Parsons
Architects Syb van Breda, Ruud Burger, Bastiaan Luijk, Nicolai Waterdrinker, Tom de Weijer

Old Sava Bridge was built by the German Army during the Second World War. Our design challenge is to retain the historical essence of the old bridge, whilst upgrading it to the demands of the twenty-first century. For us it is most important to make the bridge more attractive for pedestrians and cyclists. We propose to add a new level, on top of the existing structure, away from the noise of traffic. The central arch span is lifted and connected to either quayside with a new lightweight pedestrian deck, staircases and elevators. The arch of the Old Sava Bridge and the new pedestrian decks on either side provide the perfect background for a magnificent garden in the sky, a great place for chatting and meeting with friends, whilst enjoying expansive views over the city.

We call it Sava Bridge Plus.