Architect(s) : 3LHD
Address : Ul. Zrinsko Frankopanska 211, SPLIT, Croatia
Latitude/Longitude : 43.52422764807563,16.434463933943764
Photographs : Domagoj Blazevic
Site area (m2) : 30305
Size (m2) : 136000
Volume (m3) : 748450
Project team : Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Silvije Novak, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Irena Mazer, Drazen Pejkovic, Danira Matosic Maticevic, Matija Crnogorac, Martina Ruzic, Gorana Barbaric, Janja Novakovic, Nikša Bilić, Filip Dubrovski, Maja Ivanovski, Krunoslav Szoersen, Zarko Perisin, Zeljko Mohorovic, Jasminka Jug
Project team colaborators: Ivana Krneta, Tin Komljenović, Melita Hrustic, Boris Goreta, Lana Cavar, Mirna Reinprecht, Narcisa Vukojevic
Text description provided by the architects. Spaladium Centre, sports and business complex is located on the northern part of the Split peninsula, in the vicinity of Poljud, a sports complex with a football field and pool built for The Mediterranean Games in 1979.
Spaladium Centre consists of a handball arena for 12,000 spectators, a wellness centre, a sky bar and an exclusive restaurant on the top floor overlooking the entire city, its surroundings and the islands of the Split archipelago. There are 1,500 garage parking places. The shopping centre guarantees visits even when the handball arena is not in use. The arena itself is a multi-purpose hall. In addition to handball, the arena will be used for basketball, tennis, volleyball, boxing, motocross, and will also be a venue for trade fairs, conventions, exhibitions and concerts.
With this complex Split will get a sports, entertainment, culture and recreation venue that will activate and reaffirm the northern part of the Split peninsula.
The complex achieves a balance between the low-lying main area and the tower’s verticality. The agreement between the horizontal and vertical is in its composition and urban planning set in order to place the location with special importance. It resembles a ship carrier: a platform with various attractive contents, with its vertical element serving as a landmark, lighthouse and location sign. It is an entrance to the new city area, its future and gateway to the northern harbour.
The complex is integrated into a compact unit by its shape, and is unified by a distinct exterior that binds functionally different elements and usages throughout the year.
Contributed by 3LHD