Delta and Porto Baros Competition, Rijeka

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Delta and Porto Baros Competition

Rijeka Design Contest: New Croatian Architecture

28 Jul 2013

Delta and Porto Baros Competition in Rijeka

Open international competition call for Delta and Porto Baros area in Rijeka, Croatia

Delta and Porto Baros Competition in Rijeka, Croatia

22 Oct 2013 submissions deadline

Introduction

The City of Rijeka, perhaps more than any other place along the Adriatic, transmits the concept of border, margin and limes. This border extends far beyond its urban and territorial environment, involving the entire Central-European region. At the moment of Croatia’s accession to the European Union, the Euro-Adriatic Region is acquiring greater importance in both cultural and geo-political terms.

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Rijeka enjoys the proximity of capital cities like Zagreb, Ljubljana and a city of similar genesis, Trieste, creating a sort of quadrangle of regional significance that will eventually link to further European destinations. The City of Rijeka sees this moment as an opportunity to redefine its significance as an urban center and the Delta area becomes the focal point of this effort.

Currently, what is most visible in Rijeka is the dominant presence of industrial buildings and port structures that define the present character of the city and of its waterfront. By conversion of port functions, with its spatial, location and program potential, the Delta area should become the generator of overall development, a distinctive city ‘landmark’ and the initiator of urban transformation of the city center.

The new synthesis between existing urban structure, industrial landscape and its natural counterparts – hills, valleys, river and the sea, concentrated on the rather narrow strip of territory – is the challenge facing proposals for the Delta area.

Competition goal

The architecture competition goal is to obtain urban design proposals for the Delta area which will introduce an innovative model of feasible development, in which qualitative values (the environment), identity values (the history, contemporary urban life) and inclusive values (the society and social expectations) will define the guidelines for the Delta site, triggering the renewal process for other suitable waterfront areas in Rijeka as well as the city and the country at large. The awarded competition entries will serve as an expert basis to produce documents of urban planning.

The competition is being promoted as a call for concepts as opposed to a design competition, thus enabling the competitors to investigate into both the “land-use/gross build-up area” framework as well as the spatial/urban context of the site and propose the ideas which could challenge the general guidelines and requirements set by the Master Plan of the City of Rijeka.

Eligibility

The competition call is open to all professional individuals and legal persons regardless of their place of residence/seat. The expertize in the field of architecture and urbanism is satisfied if at least one of the author holds a master or bachelor degree. Individual authors have to be licensed architects registered in the Directory of Licensed Architects in Croatia – HKA, while groups of authors have to include at least one such member.

PORT OF RIJEKA AUTHORITY AND THE CITY OF RIJEKA
in cooperation with RIJEKA ARCHITECTS ASSOCIATION (DAR)
hereby extend an invitation to the following public, international, open, single-stage, anonymous, ideas competition for the urban-architectural concept design for the development of the Delta and Porto Baros area in Rijeka

Competition Promoter
Port of Rijeka authority, as the Main Promoter, with registered seat at Riva 1 in Rijeka, represented by the executive director PhD.Vlado Mezak and City of Rijeka, with registered sead at Korzo 16 in Rijeka, tel +385 51 209333, represented by the mayor mr. sc. Vojko Obersnel

Competition organizer
Rijeka Architects Association (DAR), with registered office at Đure Šporera 8 in Rijeka, represented by the president Igor Rožić, d.i.a.

Number of publications in the Electronic Public Procurement Classifieds of the Republic of Croatia: 2013/S 012-0060581

The right to participate
The right to participate as authors have all professional individuals and legal persons regardless of the place of residence/seat. The expertize is satisfied if at least one author holds a master or bachelor in the field of architecture and urbanism. Individual authors or a group of authors must include at least one licensed architect registered in the Directory of Licensed Architects in Croatia – HKA.

Schedule and deadlines
Competition start date: 5 Jul 2013
Deadline for submitting the competition entry: 22 Oct 2013
The Competitors may pose questions up to: 26 Jul 2013
The jury will conclude with work no later than: 25 Nov 2013

Competition rules will be announced in Electronic Public Procurement Classifieds of the Republic of Croatia and on the web site of Port of Rijeka authority, www.portauthority.hr, www.mojadelta.com, on web site of the City of Rijeka www.rijeka.hr and DAR web pages www.d-a-r.hr.
Complete Competition documentation (rules, assignment and basis) are available for download at the web page of the Rijeka Society of Architects http://d-a-r.hr/delta/en from 09. July 2013.
The take-over of the Competition Documentation is free of charge. Any further information can be obtained by mail: natjecaj(at)d-a-r.hr

Awards
On condition that a minimum of ten (10) entries meet both professional requirements and the competition terms and conditions, the Competition jury will award the following prizes

three (3) equal first prizes in the net amount of 26.800,00€

Competition Jury
To evaluate the entries submitted, the organizer and the promoter appointed as follows:

Members of the Competition jury:
Elia Zenghelis, architect, Greece,
Srđan Škunca, architect, The City of Rijeka
Vedran Mimica, architect, Croatia/USA,
Pippo Ciorra, architect, Italy
Vasa Perović, architect, Slovenia
dr.sc.Vlado Mezak, executive director, Port of Rijeka authority
Maroje Mrduljaš, architect, Croatia

Substitutes of the Members of the Competition jury:
Miroslav Gudelj, architect, Croatia
Siniša Glušica, architect, Croatia

Expert consultants:
Ivana Šoljan, consultant for development, Croatia
Rene Lustig, civil engineering, consultant for hydrodynamics, Croatia

Rapporteurs:
Jana Rozman, architect, Croatia
Oliver Čikeš, architect, Croatia
Bojan Linardić, architect, Croatia

Competition Custodian
Maja Čukelj, architect, Croatia

The competition will be carried out in accordance with Part 2. of the Public Pocurement Act of the Republic of Croatia (published in Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia 90/11, hereinafter referred to as the Public Procurement Act) and the Rulebook on competitions in architecture and urban planning (published in Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia 112/06) of the Association of Croatian Architects and the Croatian Chamber of Architects, if they are not in contradiction with the law. Competition registration number given by the Competitions Committee is 165-13-RI-UA.

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