architects 3LHD
project Riva, Split, Hrvatska
written by Dinko Peračić


The town’s living room, a stage for everyday life, space for rallies and processions, catwalk for personalities, circus maximus for retired persons’ promenades, relaxation zone for sun-besotted tourists, intersection of all roads for the citizens living outside and coming home only to sleep and eat, rendezvous of secondary school pupils and students, playground for children and forum for young mothers.... How is it possible for one project to prepare the ground for all that? To provide at the same time the framework for an archaeological monument, connect two sides of harbour and town, to give the politicians the demanded “wow-effect”, encourage the traditionalists to make compromises, and to keep pace with time.