Mali Maj
project, Poreč, 2011.

The competition for an architectural and urban design of City of Poreč sub-centre (Špadići - Mali Maj - Veli Maj) was looking for a new residential area with sports and business facilities that will become a new gravitational area of the northern part of town. The site is situated north of the city, in a mixed use zone, bordered by residential and tourist quarters very close to the sea and the beach. The project is based on the concept of analysis of the morphology of the Istrian village and the topography of the site situated favorably toward the sea. The analysis allowed the formation of eight smaller clusters and a separate sports complex arranged in a mosaic of a "natural" structure, and a new urban matrix developed entirely in accordance with local features, that allows the construction in phases. The residential buildings planned in the project are at most three storey high with passages in the ground floors, typologically between family houses and apartment buildings. The main pedestrian routes and public facilities on the ground floors are placed between the clusters surrounding the interior thematic courtyards. Using pedestrian domination and exclusively pedestrian streets we want to create a place of social encounters so typical for the Mediterranean. Small urban squares are also formed on the crossroads of the pedestrian streets, and the loose structure opens views towards the sea and penetrates into the internal blocks developing Green Courtyards. These green oases are small theme "parks" and a contemporary interpretation of sinkholes and dry stone walls. They take on a variety of contents in the function of surrounding construction - from high greenery, playgrounds, gardens and the possibility of creating small local pools.

PROJECT NAME Mali Maj

PROJECT NO 193

PROGRAM public, housing, sport, urban planning

STATUS project

PROJECT 2010-2011

LOCATION Croatia, Poreč, Špadići / Veli Maj / Mali Maj

PROJECT TYPE public competition, 23. March 2011

SITE AREA 1050000 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 72595 m²

ALTITUDE 18 m

CLIENT City of Poreč

AUTHOR 3LHD

PROJECT TEAM Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Irena Mažer Hranuelli, Tomislav Soldo, Vibor Granić, Ida Ister

VISUALIZATIONS Boris Goreta