Andrew Michler

Undulating Croatian Sports Center is an Urban Design Masterpiece

by , 10/06/10

Studio 3lhd, croatian green building, green roof, community center, sports center, ceramic tile facade, open campus,

The campus is sited on a slope, so access is provided by flights of stairs that ascend the lower roofs. Complementing the upper adjacent park is a series of green roofs that enable rainwater infiltration and help regulate the temperature of the buildings beneath. The plaza is covered in a unique ceramic tile, and the ribbon effect of the levels or ‘stripes’ is inspired by local rock outcroppings. The exterior flows easily into the interior, and the undulating mass scales the façade so as not to overwhelm the plaza — thus creating a more natural and inviting environment for assembly. Tucked-under parking and the project’s sizable subterranean development also helps give the project a human scale.

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


1 Comment

  1. fa mo October 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    this site is usefull for me.

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home