Peskera in Makarska won the first prize at the public architectural-urban competition.
The Adriatic Sea – the Biokovo mountain – the City beach – the peninsula of St. Peter – the city – the seafront – represent central elements of Makarska’s identity in a visual, spiritual, cultural and touristic sense. The urban recognizable identity of Makarska was created by respecting these elements.
The space which Peskera occupies is based on the fluidity and the connection of Peskera with all important places around The City beach, the seafront, the peninsula and forest park St. Peter. By extending the seafront to the City beach, Makarska gets a spacious square that connects all the surrounding areas. The form of the newly proposed architecture is based on the eaves theme, the basic link which makes Peskera into a pleasant and cozy public space. All the public areas are united with flying eaves while the seafront becomes a pedestrian bond between the beach, the city and St. Peter. All the necessary facilities can be found beneath the large eaves with extensive greenery covering them.
The greenery zone will be planted in the area of Peskera and it will represent the cross-over space between the park and the square while creating a cozy public space for all kinds of inhabitants, a unique social and cultural city point.
The architecture is based on the simple concrete eaves with free edges that float in the air, resembling the fish in the sea. The element representing the eaves was chosen because of its importance in depicting the Mediterranean culture and identity – it protects from the sun and creates a deep shade. The eaves form a spatial fluid that is located half-outside half-inside, a half-private public space…
public space, urbanism
project in progress, competition, 1st prize
Makarska, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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ATMOSFERA ™, Bernarda Silov, m.arch., Davor Silov, m.arch.
- Bernarda Silov, m.arch.
- Davor Silov, m.arch.
- Kristina Rogic, m.arch.
- Mateja Rogulj, m.arch.
- Małgorzata Łodzińska, m.arch.