PROJECT TEAM: Maja Tutavac, architect Petra Rakamarić, architect Kristina Vidić, architect
COLLABORATORS Structural Engineering: PALIJAN d.o.o. ( Ivan Palijan ) Electrical Engineering: Mrazek d.o.o. ( Štefica Mrazek, Stjepan Mrazek ) Plumbing and Drainage: Mrazek d.o.o. ( Štefica Mrazek, Stjepan Mrazek ) Mechanical Installations: Energonova d.o.o. ( Jaroslav Doležal ) Landscape design: Horting Sisak d.o.o. ( Lucas A. Werft, D.Pospišil ) Excavation pit protection: Geoexpert d.o.o. Fire protection elaborate: Tehnoexpert d.o.o. Elevator project: Simplex d.o.o. Parking systems project: Damir Šplajt Bill of quantities: Marija Babojelić
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION Ante Maslač, civil engineer (Projektna organizacija d.o.o.)
CONTRACTORS ALFAPLAN d.o.o. LUMISS d.o.o. MC SOLAR d.o.o. IGV d.o.o. TURPI, obrt za usluge i građevinarstvo IZO-ING d.o.o. OTIS DIZALA d.o.o. MULTIPARKING d.o.o. KEOPS, kamenorezački obrt ARCUS d.o.o. BRAVARIJA RELJANOVIĆ d.o.o.
The residential apartment building was built in Frano Supilo Street in Dubrovnik. It is located in the middle of the Ploce area of Dubrovnik, between the Old Town and Sveti Jakov neighbourhood, above the attractive Seherezade villa, famous for its beautiful gardens.
This part of the Ploce is quite specific as it offers more multi-storey building possibilities than the rest of the neighbourhood. There is also a tall and continuous street stone wall. In order to preserve the look of the existing street with a similar architectural typology, the residential apartment building fits with its structure into the existing, extremely steep, cascade-like terrain and the height of the individual storeys (cascades) aligns with the height of the stone supporting walls, starting on a specific 6-metre high old stone supporting wall, which is retained.
The surface of the plot is not large (474 m2). The ground floor area of the building is 190 m2, with 4 storeys and 4 residential units of total gross area of 950 m2. Each residential unit is accessible by an elevator from a two-storey fully buried underground garage behind the stone wall on the street side, or from the outdoor staircases that follow the steep terrain on the side of the building. Each residential unit has an exit on all sides to the cascading terrain with roof gardens with summer kitchens.
The most beautiful vistas are from the southwest side of the residential building, which overlooks the island of Lokrum, the Old Town and the Sveti Jakov area. To fully experience them, retracted, cascade terraces with glass partitions are situated along the entire length of the flats. Therefore, master bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens open to the sea horizon, the Old Town, the greenery of the Lokrum island, and the gardens of the Seherezade villa.