‘…they are more important than houses, more sacred, as they are more universal, than temples. They belong to everybody, they serve everybody…’ Bridges (Mostovi) by Ivo Andric.
Sarajevo, a structurally diverse and geometrically complex city, has grown along the Miljacka’s riverside, which has become its natural and morphological axis, as well as it highlights the difference in the urban mesh of both sides. The city appears as a conglomerate of pieces, where a modern urbanism has not erased the footprints of the ancient fluxes, jet. Is the river a barrier, or is it the meeting point of two urban realities? It appears as an encounter where the pedestrians are the main characters of this story.
Further than linking point A and B and acting as a suture, a bridge is an infrastructure of the movement, where different rhythms create ambience and space, and the city and its textures can be experienced in a ‘frame by frame’ movement. The bridge is a response in a common language, but with different accent, of both sides of the river, creating the pretext and the context for new urban activities.