Dean Skira, Dino Krizmanić, Leonid Zuban i Berislav Medić: Eurasia Tunnel



On Thursday, 9 February, at 7 pm in Oris House of Architecture, Dean Skira will – together with his collaborators – present the grand project of the Eurasia Tunnel, which was in great part realized according to his plans.

Architectural lighting design for the tunnel that goes under Bospor was realized according to Skira’s designs. Architects Dino Krizmanić and Leonid Zuban developed their architectural solution for the tunnel’s entrance, while the construction and statics were made by Professor Berislav Medić from the Upi2M Company.

The road that connects Kazlicesme on the European side and Göztepe on the Asian Side is 14,6 kilometers long, out of which 5,4 kilometers are under water. Daily, the traffic over Bosphorus amounts to over 2 million people, which had up until recently created great jams and noise. Therefore, this very challenging engineering project that lasted 55 months and required 1 billion and 300 million dollars has swiftly solved the infrastructural problems. The works started on the Asian side five years ago. The travel that once took 100 minutes is now only 15 minutes long.

Skira Company specializes in architectural lighting. Their projects such as the Lighting Giants, Jellyfish and Novamed were awarded with numerous international awards in the fields of lighting design and product design. Long lasting cooperation with Leonid Zuban and Dino Krizmanić has resulted in many preliminary designs and the realization of Saint Ana’s Church in Rijeka and in the current project of the biggest rotor in Pula. Its construction is undergoing. Another successful cooperation includes the lighting installation of the pomegranate tree, the symbol of Rovinj, realized with Berislav Medić from the Upi2M Company. Dean Skira gathered a team that was due to its competences and high quality solutions chosen as the best one for the realization of the lighting design and the entrance architecture of the underwater tunnel Avrasya – Euroasia. The investors of the project are the Turkish company Merkezi and the South Korean SK E&C.

Decorative architectural design of the underwater tunnel Euroasia
The architecture and lighting of the entrance, exit and tollbooths
Realization: 2016

Dean Skira, lighting designer
Dino Krizmanić, architect
Leonid Zuban, architect
Berislav Medić, statics engineer
Božidar Pustijanac, 3D visualisations

The lightening production: iGuzzini
Client:   YAPI MERKEZI (Euroasia iGate Toll Plaza)
                 Kitoko (Euroasia Tunnel)

After the presentation please join us for a drink and degustation of Turkish specialities.