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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

Work title: The isolated land

To speak about problems in recent societies: Nowadays, people have lost the ability of understanding and fulfilling ourselves. For survival, the power,the property and so on, we spend a good amount of time and money pursuing so-called success, which makes us become robots. We keep producing with helpless and have almost forgotten who we are. In recent world, we also forget what love is. Racism, sexual discrimination, authoritarianism, household conflict, these are caused by people lacking of wisdom and virtue. Essence of the plaza originally stands for the equality between citizens and the freedom of thought, and it also play a role in inspiring people. When it come to the recent generation, however, people have forgotten the essence of the plaza along with being changed the activities on the plaza. In addition, people tend to pursuit the material life, spending so much time and costing a huge numbers of money, so that it becomes hardly to arouse themselves. In our design, we think recent people need a new activity on the plaza. It is mainly to provide a procedure of treatment and make people to understand the importance of food, and then to solve the modern people’s problems mentioned in the first paragraph and rehabilitate the essence of the plaza. First, we implement two main programs in this plaza, self-sufficient space and a little of small spaces for meditation. When our physiological demand is fulfilled, then we would promote ourselves in psychological aspect. We place these two spaces, the self-sufficient space and the space of meditation, into vertical dimension. In our design, the small buildings and trees on the ground floor are designed a suitable place for meditation and small group talk with cozy and stillness, even being temporary shelters for homeless. Above the trees, it is a public farm. People can do farming here and understand the importance of food. We also raise a plan, which is to associate with those shops and the market around, collecting unsold food and deposit them. We set barrels for depositing them and give them to people in need. Furthermore, we set up a internet system onto our small buildings. People can send issues and these will be displayed on the facade of the small buildings. People come here and face the issues of recent society. We hope people can have more chance to discuss and think, which can change this region and make it better.
Work details
Application Number 0000703202
Author cheng, su yu, Taiwan (Republic of China)
Coauthors sian, liu bo, Taiwan (Republic of China)

Juror Comments

  • Juror @ 13/08/2015 11:37:18
    The competition entry has only partly fulfilled the competition criteria. Although the effort invested is appreciated, the work does not qualify for the second round.
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