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City of Zagreb
City Office for Physical Planning, Construction, Communal Affairs and Traffic


Faculty of Architecture
University of Zagreb


City Acupuncture


Oris - House of Architecture




City of Zagreb
City Office for Culture, Education and Sport


Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Culture


Juror's comment
Potentially interesting formal strategy applied with not suffiient rigor.
STRATEGY 1/The aim is to generate an efficient labyrinth of complex interrelations, organic tensions of intersecting nature. 2/Instead of making a custom-made masterpiece(one of a kind) we are proposing a reversible programmatic carpet: an efficient, reversible structure which will meet all possible spatial, social, economical demands of today’s tasks and tasks which can occur during the time of the building’s use: in the future the whole building or its parts can be reprogrammed according to the functions needed at the time: reversibility/flexibility/multitasking. For instance, today’s terminal could become tomorrow’s parking, shopping mall, office building, residential building, convention hall,city hall… It has to have the ability to CROSSDRESS! 3/Instead of reinventing new landscapes: we aim to interpret the existing ones. 4/Instead of seeking conceptual emancipation: the aim is to communicate with history. 5/The aim is to achieve complexity through repetition, repeating a series of ever the same, simple element: 5-percent sloped surface. Using always the same reversible, modular, hence cheap, element in different tasks might result in a complexity of a labyrinth. What started as a cheap, serial and simple can end up as acomplex artificial landscape. When serial is used in a smart way, it can become one of a kind! 6) Horizontal meets vernacular: horizontal modernity has to meet vernacular density, creating a hybrid morphology which can meet both linear nature of traffic infrastructure, such as a terminal with vertical, dense and fragmented nature of public programs, which aim to interpret traditional city typologies, such as a street, square, park… So instead of proposing only a city park on a building’s rooftop, we are proposing a dense „city block“ of city parks, streets, squares and programs, creating an inner city life at the rooftop. This rooftop city collides with the terminal, making a dense „city block“ typology. We aim to create a complex interaction of two cities: passenger''s city vs visitor’s city. 7/Intersect / disjunct / juxtapose: we aim to create city-like tensions between programs: we aim to create a city within a city. 8/We propose densification of a building in order to adjust a scale of a pier to the scale of the traditional city: fragmentation of terminal building is to relate to the traditional scale of the city of Yokohama. 9/Technology of the building is to serve, not dominate. A simple and efficient structural scheme. Low cost and flexible system is more rational and appropriate for the task. 10/We propose a maximum usage of environmental potential to achieve self-sustainable building: NEAR-ZERO BUILDING.
Work details
Application Number 0000202024
Author Kalajžić, Jakša , Croatia
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