Riva Split Waterfront
completed, Split, 2007.

The city of Split and its waterfront, the Riva, as the paradigm of its history and character, are among the most interesting and most specific sites in the Mediterranean. Split waterfront is an urbanized, public, open and accessible space, 1700 years old. It stands in front of Diocletian's Palace, once the home of the Roman emperor. The modular Roman form of the palace in the latter phase became the framework that shaped the city and directed its expansion; in the same way, the dimensions, materials and form of the modular network of concrete elements laid on Riva directed the arrangement and positions of all the other elements of the public space. The waterfront is the focal point where the city meets the sea. 250 meters long and 55 meters wide, it is also the main public square,
the space for all kinds of social events, promenade by day, parade by night, the site of sport events, religious processions, festivals and celebrations. The project rearticulates the space for all the mentioned events and harmonizes them on a new integrated surface. The solution uses not only architectural design, but also materials, to respond to all the challenges of utilization set before the Riva.
All urban elements and equipment was specially designed for this project and they try to meet local spirit and atmosphere.

PROJECT NAME Riva Split Waterfront

PROJECT NO 114

PROGRAM public, hospitality

STATUS completed

CONSTRUCTION 2006-2007

LOCATION Croatia, Split, Obala hrv. narodnog preporoda

PROJECT TYPE public competition - invited, 31. January 2005

SITE AREA 25972 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 14053 m²

FOOTPRINT 14053 m²

ALTITUDE 1.37 m

BUDGET 9000000.00 EUR

CLIENT City of Split

AUTHOR 3LHD

PROJECT TEAM Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Irena Mažer Hranuelli

URBAN EQUIPMENT DESIGN Numen/For Use - Sven Jonke, Nikola Radeljković, Jelenko Hercog

LANDSCAPE DESIGN Ines Hrdalo

LIGHTING DESIGN Nova-lux - Zlatko Galić, Diana Galić

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Volt-ing - Mladen Žanić

PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE Hidrodizajn - Ivo Makjanić

VISUALIZATIONS Boris Goreta

PRODUCER 3LHD

FILM DIRECTOR Nebojša Slijepčević

CAMERAMAN Goran Legović

MODEL Zoran Kodrnja

PHOTOGRAPHY Domagoj Blažević, Damir Fabijanić , Mario Jelavić

LINKS NUMEN _ FOR USE Designers
Canadian Architect magazine
Van Alen Institute: The Good Life
Schréder - lighting
DOMUS news
YouTube - Split LED
Topos - The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

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1000 X Landscape Architecture
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A Peripheral Moment
Actar
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Ambienti vol.5
Ambienti Plus - Skopje
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Architecture now 6
Taschen GmbH
2009.
Architecture plus no.19.
Inhouse Creative, Dubai
2008.
Arhitectura no.63
Q-Group Project
2008.
Atrium no.04/2008
Albatros Group
2008.
Canadian Architect no.11
Business Information Group
2006.
Constructing Shadows
Birkhauser Verlag AG
2011.
Contemporary Croatian Architecture
Oris / Arhitekst
2007.
Čovjek i prostor no.634-635
Udruženje hrvatskih arhitekata (UHA)
2007.
DB (Deutsche bauzeitung) no.02/2008
Konradin Medien, GmbH
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Expading the horizon - Croatian urbanism 1991.-2011.
Udruženje Hrvatskih Arhitekata
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Lumen d.o.o.
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Igloo habitat&arhitectura vol.083
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2008.
Landscape World vol.33
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Landscapes of Transition
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Monitor no.50
MONITOR unlimited
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Birkhauser Verlag AG
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Oris no.45
Arhitekst
2007.
rd2 vol.62
CAPBA distrito 2
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Rihan.CC - 100x400 vol.2
H.K. Rihan International Culture Spread Limited
2008.
Riva
Slobodna Dalmacija d.d.
2009.
Star Landscape Architecture
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Street Furniture
Braun Publishing AG
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Streets and squares
Artpower International Publishing Co.
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The Good Life: New Public Spaces for Recreation
Van Alen Institute
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Urban Landscape Design
teNeues
2008.
Urban Space No.61
Topos
2007.
XVII Cemex Building Award book
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
2008.