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Ivanisin & Kabashi Arhitekti

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Magnifiers of Natural and Technological Elements Competition Winner / IVANIŠIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI

Courtesy of IVANISIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI
Courtesy of IVANISIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI

IVANISIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI won the open international competition for their design intervention at the River Piva in Mratinje, Montenegro in 2009. The design strategy was to illuminate the natural and engineered elements of the site, located at the Piva-Mratinje Hydro-Power Plant, built in 1975 at the narrowest point of the river. As a whole, the intervention is located on the sunny end of the damn in front of the concrete reinforcement of the cliff.

Conceived in five phases, the architecture is designed in such a way that it can become occupiable at any stage of completion. The project consists of five elements: Tower-Down, Plateau, Tower-Up, Bridge, and Floating Platform. These magnifiers of natural and technological elements seek to address the humility of architecture in this sublime junction of the natural and man-made.

Read on for more on this project after the break.

Inside Outside / Ivanisin & Kabashi Arhitekti

  • Architects: Ivanisin & Kabashi Arhitekti
  • Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Project Architects: Krunoslav Ivanisin, Lulzim Kabashi
  • Collaborators: Iva Ivas, Mario Matic, Maja Milat
  • Structure: SMAGRA, Miljenko Srkoc
  • Construction Pit Protection: Ibrahim Jasarevic
  • Area: 23922.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Danko Vucinovic & Roel Backaert

© Danko Vucinovic & Roel Backaert © Danko Vucinovic & Roel Backaert © Danko Vucinovic & Roel Backaert © Danko Vucinovic & Roel Backaert