W Hotel

location Belgrade, Serbia
date 2015
client Eagle Hills Abu Dhabi
program hotel and residential
surface 33300 m²
status concept design
design team Studio Akkerhuis with Architecture Studio

The project brief asked for a landmark building that would be globally recognized as a symbol of Serbia’s bold vision for its future and a testament to the resilience of the city of Belgrade. The scheme includes a 5-star boutique hotel and branded residence towers.

Situated at a prominent location next to the Old Sava Bridge on the river boardwalk, it boasts views towards the water on the West, the old town on the North and the Belgrade Waterfront with its iconic Kula tower towards the South. The building has a pure and distinguished form with its elevated podium and residential towers.

Hotel and conference facilities are arranged around carefully designed patios that bring natural daylight in the center of the complex and serve as connective elements between the multistory podium and its green roof. A pool situated on the first floor of the podium will have a prominent presence through a system of visual connections towards the exterior, the patio and the ground floor. Its 21st century architecture will match the ambition of Belgrade and its waterfront development, ready for the Serbian capital to enter a new era of prosperity.