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Undulating Croatian Sports Center is an Urban Design Masterpiece
Posted By Andrew Michler On October 6, 2010 @ 6:52 pm In Architecture,green roof,Urban design | 1 Comment
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.
Daylit  halls provide access to a large auditorium, which also benefits from daylighting. The 2380-seat main auditorium uses a telescopic stand system, allowing it to adapt to different uses quickly, expanding the usability of the space. The 16830 square-meter complex’s daylit and open space succeeds in creating an accessible and approachable public venue .
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