The Fantastic Forest Phenomenon
Karlovac (HR) – Winner
Team Representative: Krešimir Renić (HR) – architect
Associates: Hana Dašić (HR), Iva Erić (HR), Jana Horvat (HR), Ria Tursan (HR) – architects
Contributor: Andrea Majić (HR) – architect
"Cities like Karlovac are in need of new narratives – for good stories have the power to attract everything they are missing: people, money and excitement. The role of the project site, a new research hub in the city, is to explore a possibility for new productivity in and around the city. New strategies are developed, introducing a network of new flows through the city. The neighbourhood itself is designed to function as an independent ecosystem of a peculiar, forest-like environment, a hybrid urban-natural habitat that serves as an exciting arena for experiment and imagination."