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Draga-Sibenik International Competition Croatia

City Centre Development in Croatia, Europe – winning design by MAP Architects, Barcelona

26 May 2009

Draga-Sibenik International Contest

FIRST PRIZE: Draga-Sibenik International Competition, Croatia

Design: MAP Architects, Barcelona, Catalunya

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Site : Draga – Sibenik, Croatia
Type: Open Competition

The empty space between the islands draws an axis that continues on dry land, on Draga. The location is marked by a geological structure that produces empty and full spaces.

We choose to respect, continue and construct it. We build on the limits of the place. Volumes to either side consolidate the topography.

At the far end, following the axis, our buildings construct the street, forming a gateway to the whole. The centre is empty public space that receives various treatments, moving gradually from the greater urbanness of the plaza beside the street to the increased presence of nature where the project meets the sea.

This proposal should be seen as a topographical, volumetric strategy for construction on this site. The materiality of the architecture is an open issue.

Josep Lluís Mateo

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PRIMER PREMIO: Concurso Internacional Draga-Sibenik en Croacia

El vacío entre las islas marca un eje que continua en tierra firme, en la Draga. Hay una estructura geológica, que provoca vacíos y llenos, que se encuentra en el lugar.

Nosotros queremos respetarla, continuarla, construirla. Construimos en los límites del lugar. A derecha y a izquierda los volúmenes consolidan la topografía.

Al fondo, siguiendo el eje de la calle, nuestros edificios la construyen, y hacen de puerta hacia todo el conjunto.

El centro es espacio público, vacío con varios tratamientos: pasando gradualmente de la mayor urbanidad en la plaza sobre la calle a mayor presencia de la naturaleza en el límite con el mar.

Nuestra propuesta debería verse como una estrategia topográfica y volumétrica para la construcción en este sitio. La materialidad de la arquitectura es un tema abierto.

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