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Beko Masterplan

  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2011 – TBC
  • Lamda Development
  • 94,000m2

The project focusses on the urban regeneration of an important site at the intersection of key cultural projects within the city of Belgrade. Following the region’s strong modernist traditions, the masterplan has applied new concepts and methods that examine and organize the programs of the site; defining a composition of buildings that addresses the complexity of 21st century living patterns. The design for BEKO is embedded within the surrounding landscape of Belgrade’s cultural axis and incorporates essential public spaces.

The site
The design introduces a habitable landscape with an undulating topography that opens the BEKO site to a variety of possibilities, giving views towards the confluenc of Belgrade’s two rivers, the subtle monumentality of the Kalemegdan Castle and internally, between the constituent volumes of the design. Developed as a contemporary mixed-use masterplan, it includes residential, retail and commercial areas along with a large scale convention facility and five-star boutique hotel.

Urban Concept
The masterplan moves away from traditional modernist notions of urban zoning and functionalist separation, enhancing the relationships between the components of each programme and creating a living fusion between public and private urbanism. Public space and private areas flow into one another into a series of ever-changing topographical adjacencies producing a rich variety of uses and activities.

Architectural design
The project has been developed as a series of flow lines that ‘carve’ the inhabited landscape and act as continuities where outdoor spaces, landscape undulations, balconies, roof edges and bridges all flow into one another in an ever-changing continuum. The ground level is open to the city, enabling civic space to flow through the site.

Ground (land) scape
Perhaps one of the most important aspects of the project, the ground (land) scape undulates to create variable physical connections between different levels, enhancing the continuities of the outdoor spaces with the facades of the buildings to becomes an implicit engine for navigation through the site.






Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Project Director

Christos Passas

Project Associate

Bozana Komljenovic

Project Architect

Reza Esmaeeli

Design Team Coordination

Zetta Kotsioni, Carine Posner

BIM Coordination

Rory MacTague, Adam Atraktzi

Design Team

Veronika Ilinskaya, Alexandra Fisher, Raul Forsoni, Jose Luis De Melo Cadilhe, Tomasz Starczewski, Hendrik Rupp, Andri Shalou, , Carlos Luna, Chrysi Fradellou, Elina Chatzichronoglou, Barbara Bochnak, Thomas Frings

Local Architect


SMEP and Façade Consultant


Vertical Transport


Hotel Consultant

E.P.R. Architects

Sustainability and Energy


Code Compliance

EN Plus

Cost Consultant

Davis Langdon