Spaladium Arena
completed, Split, 2008.

The sports and business complex Spaladium Centre is located on the northern part of the Split peninsula, in the vicinity of Poljud, a sports complex with a football field and pool built for The Mediterranean Games in 1979.
Spaladium Centre consists of a handball arena for 12,000 spectators, a wellness centre, a sky bar and an exclusive restaurant on the top floor overlooking the entire city, its surroundings and the islands of the Split archipelago. There are 1,500 garage parking places. The shopping centre guarantees visits even when the handball arena is not in use. The arena itself is a multi-purpose hall. In addition to handball, the arena will be used for basketball, tennis, volleyball, boxing, motocross, and will also be a venue for trade fairs, conventions, exhibitions and concerts.
With this complex Split will get a sports, entertainment, culture and recreation venue that will activate and reaffirm the northern part of the Split peninsula.
The complex achieves a balance between the low-lying main area and the tower's verticality. The agreement between the horizontal and vertical is in its composition and urban planning set in order to place the location with special importance. It resembles a ship carrier: a platform with various attractive contents, with its vertical element serving as a landmark, lighthouse and location sign. It is an entrance to the new city area, its future and gateway to the northern harbour.
The complex is integrated into a compact unit by its shape, and is unified by a distinct exterior that binds functionally different elements and usages.

PROJECT NAME Spaladium Center

PROJECT NO 149

PROGRAM public, sport, infrastructure, business

STATUS completed

PROJECT 2007-2008

LOCATION Croatia, Split, Lora

SITE AREA 30800 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 136000 m²

VOLUME 748450 m³

FOOTPRINT 25970 m²

CLIENT Sportski grad TPN

AUTHOR 3LHD

PROJECT TEAM Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Irena Mažer Hranuelli, Dražen Pejković, Matija Crnogorac, Martina Ružić, Nikša Bilić, Filip Dubrovski, Maja Ivanovski, Danira Matošić, Janja Novaković, Žarko Perišin, Gorana Barbarić, Krunoslav Szoersen, Željko Mohorović, Jasminka Jug

PROJECT TEAM COLLABORATORS Ivana Krneta, Melita Hrustić, Tin Komljenović

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Hrvatski institut za mostove i konstrukcije - Milan Crnogorac
PB Konstruktor - Ante Runjić

HVAC Termoinženjering projektiranje - Branko Šegotić, Mario Lukenda

BUILDING PHYSICS PB Konstruktor - Goran Šimić

FIRE PROTECTION / STRATEGY / SAFETY PROJECT ZAST - Mladen Mijač, Ante Bezić

PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE Hit-projekt - Slavko Šimunović

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Projekting 1970 - Erol Čičić

SPRINKLER INSTALLATION APIN projekt - Branimir Cindori, Đuro Mak

ELEVATORS Siget - Milenko Kasalo
ThyssenKrupp Elevator - Marko Nikolić

FACADE KFK Tehnika - Jurij Zafošnik, Marko Rašić

SPECIALIST DESIGN - KITCHEN TECHNOLOGY Dekode - Zoran Divjak

FIRE PROTECTION / STRATEGY / SAFETY CONSULTANT Inspekting - Milan Carević

TRAFFIC PLANNING CONSULTANT PBD - Drago Damjanić

VISUALIZATIONS Boris Goreta
Freya

FILM DIRECTOR Nebojša Slijepčević

SIGNAGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS DESIGN Studio CavarPayer - Lana Cavar, Narcisa Vukojević, Mirna Reinprecht

PHOTOGRAPHY Domagoj Blažević, 3LHD

OPERATIONS CONSULTANT Carl A.H. Martin