Several Croatian Projects Aiming to Win EU Mies Award

Lauren Simmonds

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As Marija Brnic/Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the completion of “Sibenska Poljana” about half a year ago in the historic Dalmatian coastal city of Sibenik provoked various reactions and speculation about whether or not the project involving the main town square was the best, but for the European Commission (EC) and the Mies van der Rohe Award, it deserved a nomination for the most important European award for modern architecture, the ”EU Mies Award 2022.”

There can be no argument that Croatian projects often do very well, but the aforementioned Dalmatian city’s urban mobility project, which also solved the problem of parking in the old town of Sibenik worth as much as 99 million kuna in total, has caught attention.

The project was co-financed with money from the Cohesion Fund, and was designed by a team of architects from the Dubrovnik Atelier Minerva, while Split’s Lavcevic, Brodosplit and Kamen from Pazin were in charge of its actual realisation

Sibenska Poljana is otherwise one of a few Croatian projects of a total of 449 projects that have been nominated so far. The finalists will be selected a year from now in February 2022 and the winner will be chosen in April.

In addition to Sibenska Poljana, other nominated Croatian projects include the Seecel buildings in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, the Galic winery from Kutjevo, Rural household on Hartovski vrh in Zumberak, the Zadar-based project “four houses for four brothers”, the Motovun winery and Roxanich hotel, the Grand Park Hotel in Rovinj, the Ivanja Elementary School Reka, the renovation of the Urania cinema in Zagreb, and Trg tradicijskih obrta (Traditional crafts’ square) in the northern Croatian town of Varazdin.

Total Croatia News recently published the first extensive article to cover all of the Croatian entries for the Mies van der Rohe Award. You can check out all of these amazing Croatian architectural achievements here

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