During the expansion of Split the area of Trstenik Bay remained undeveloped. Located in relative proximity to the city centre and next to the modernist residential area Split 3, the project represents an extension of the city to the coastline.
While the zone is designated primarily to tourism and recreation, the project also connects neighbouring housing areas to the coast through extension of existing pedestrian axis and through the planned recreational zone. The recreational zone is placed in the middle of the area and serves both to the residents as well as to the tourists. Planned hotels connect to the recreational zone and blend into it, following the topography of the bay. Since the area is marked by strong spatial grids of ancient Roman centuration, and the grid of the neighbouring modernist development, the project follows the given grids.
The final section of the modernist axis which connects the university campus of Split with the coastline is not only a pedestrian connection but also acts as a longitudinal square. At the place where the pedestrian axis reaches the coast a skyscraper is planned, in line with the tradition of strong spatial gestures specific of Split.
Competition - first prize, Zagreb Salon of Architecture selection, published by the A10 magazine