Skyline Belgrade

Designers of high-rise buildings must also consider climatic conditions. Do you know how?

Designers of high-rise buildings must also consider climatic conditions.
Do you know how?

Alongside the evident increase in the construction of residential and commercial buildings, it is also noticeable that Belgrade is growing taller. For high-rise buildings that can reach heights of up to 100 metres, it is essential to implement certain safety measures during construction, in order to ensure that works are conducted safely, in a high-quality manner and in adherence with envisaged deadlines.

Design architects authoring projects for tall buildings must consider, amongst other things, local climatic conditions and their impact on specific structures. That's precisely why state-of-the-art technology for modelling structures has been developed, enabling the creation of appropriate scale models and wind tunnel testing in order to analyse the impact of this significant climatic factor and prevent against any potential problems as a result of the strong winds that are characteristic of certain locations.

A good example of such a system of checks was applied in the case of the Skyline Belgrade project. Given that this complex will comprise three towers, scale model tests were performed with the aim of determining the tone of resonance oscillation and the behaviour of all the structures of the complex in the case of impacts from the strong winds that are typical for Belgrade.

Testing was carried out in London, using a wind tunnel that was specially designed and constructed for this purpose, which was able to provoke, imitate and support all impulses that could possibly occur during the use of these buildings.

Given that this residential-business complex is being constructed on an elevated and open surface, and that the adjacent park is also undergoing renovation, the landscape architect got task to design the arrangement of trees in such a way that the canopy of treetops forms a natural wind barrier and thus further slows the force of the wind, at the same time creating microclimate conditions favourable to the structures of the complex.

Skyline Belgrade, as a complex comprising three towers – a central business tower and two residential towers, will provide its future tenants with quality and safety at the very heart of central Belgrade, on the famous Kneza Miloša Street. Project investor AFI Europe has been present on the Serbian market since 2005 and has proven with its projects – including the iconic Airport City Belgrade and Central Garden developments – that it is a market leader in terms of architectural and urban-planning achievements. The exclusive sale of apartments has been entrusted to Serbia's leading real estate consultancy, CBS International, part of the Cushman & Wakefield Group.