Team Representative: Dajana Štukar Živković (HR) – architect; Associates: Ivan Kutija (HR) – building engineer; Mateja Valentić (HR) – architect urbanist
Contributors: Korina Kljajić (HR) – student in architecture; Marin Živković (HR) – musician
Move Studio – Vinogradska cesta 36, 10000 Zagreb (HR)
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D. S. Zivkovic, M. Valentic, I. Kutija, M. Zivkovic & K. Kljaic
VIDEO (by the team)
1. How did you form the team for the competition?
We have been friends for a long time. Each of us works in his or her own office. We found this topic very interesting and challenging. Since we have good private and business cooperation, we decided to give it a try.
2. How do you define the main issue of your project, and how did you answer on this session main topic: the place of productive activities within the city?
We consider that the residential settlement of Zdrijac has a problem with spatial planning. Misunderstanding and insufficient appreciation of the natural characteristics led to the creation of an exclusively mono-functional entity, which is now recognized as a multiple problem. The basic characteristics of a productive settlement, along with high quality planning methods, are used to the maximum and the affirmation of the natural potential. That was precisely the goal of our project.
3. How did this issue and the questions raised by the site mutation meet?
The basic concept in planning is the affirmation of motion by forming a peripheral circular path that connects different character entities and creates a complete space experience. The continuous path around the Zdrijac settlement becomes a generator of development. It unites all age groups, pedestrians, bikers, recreationalists. It is linked to the contents of various functions that are graded in imaginative concentric circles and other paths of permanent or temporary catheter. At a time when the new structure becomes interrelated with the existing, interaction takes place and we see it as a tool to form a better quality of life, work, tourism, recreation…
4. Have you treated this issue previously? What were the reference projects that inspired yours?
No, we haven’t, and we have no experience with this kind of project. We tried to consider what is the best way to develop that area and form an all-year-living and productive settlement.
5. Urban-architectural projects like the ones in Europan can only be implemented together with the actors through a negotiated process and in time. How did you consider this issue in your project?
The built-up structure requires a system change over a long period of time. For this reason, we have chosen the method of gradual action from the edges, where we plan public urban spaces thatserve the main residential unit in the centre of the future settlement.
6. Is it the first time you have been awarded a prize at Europan? How could this help you in your professional career?
This is the first time we have participated in European and the first time we have won an award. This is also the first project we have worked on together. It was a very exciting and great experience and we certainly plan to use that experience for future projects.
Office: Move Studio
Functions: Architect, Architect urbanist, Building engineer & Musician
Average age of the associates: 32 years old
Has your team, together or separately, already conceived or implemented some projects and/or won any competition? If yes, which ones?