:July 2012

ALTWS 0619

ALTWS 0619

Preserve the existing façade was the first priority of this project not only because of the promise made to the former owners but also because the new landlords cared not to sweep the past away. In addition, this facade stood conveniently at a short but certainly benefit distance from the road. However, this particular configuration had certain requirements.

Sports & Culture Centre

Sports & Culture Centre

The schemes most pronounced feature is a large translucent membrane that stretches between the sports arena, and the four characteristic end walls of the neighbouring public housing scheme. The building´s structure is composed of steel and timber covered with opalescent polycarbonate panels with a low U-value. This translucent cover offers excellent daylight conditions and at night the structure appears as a glowing crystal.

Maritime Youth House

Maritime Youth House

The concept emerged from a technical problem inherent in the site. Cleaning the polluted soil on the site was seen as a necessity, but would cost one quarter of the overall project budget to complete. Through futher investigations, we discovered that since the soil was contaminated with only heavy metals, it allowed for stable ground on which to build. We then proposed to cover the entire site with a wooden deck, thereby creating a “safe” surface.

VENERA – 13. Međunarodna izložba ARHITEKTURE u VENECIJI

VENERA - 13. Međunarodna izložba ARHITEKTURE u VENECIJI

Tema ovogodišnjeg Bijenala u Veneciji je common ground/zajednička osnova. Ta je tema toliko široka da se može na različite načine interpretirati, a ja sam se uhvatio završne rečenice Chipperfieldovog programskog teksta kojim kaže da ga ne zanima Bijenale kao platforma za predstavljanje talenata, nego kao prostor za propitivanje ambicija i odgovornosti struke. Tomislav Pavelić