Association Our Hajduk Presents “Theme Park” Project at Poljud

Daniela Rogulj

Representatives of the Association ‘Our Hajduk’ revealed the details of the competition for the new theme park at Poljud where the names of donors included in the action ‘For All Time’ will be found.

Architects, artists, and urban planners will collaborate or independently design ideas for a theme park, which is expected to be erected at Poljud Stadium in 2018, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on October 12, 2017. 

The park will include 5,000 or so names of those who donate 800 or 900 HRK a year, or a total of 7,500 HRK over nine years, under the project “For All Time”. Thus, Our Hajduk will provide a stable income for the repayment of 24.53% of Hajduk shares given by the company Tommy. The arrangement of the park does not foresee the removal of the Bernard Vukas monument.

The documentation and construction of the project should not exceed the budget of 2 million HRK. The prize fund is 40k HRK. The expert commission will award up to five of the best design ideas, and the competition is open from this Thursday. The deadline for submission is in 45 days.

Association Our Hajduk announced the details of the project at a press conference held on Thursday at the Hajduk Press Salon.

“Four months ago, we started with the key stage of the project ‘For All Time’ for the purchase of Hajduk shares. The theme park will allow us to care about our donors continuously and their names will always be displayed at the stadium, forever linking them to the club. We are looking for a modern and interactive solution that is different from previous examples and one that will become a postcard of Split,” said Tomislav Mikulić, project buyer.

Most of the members of the deciding jury were present at today’s meeting. They include Branko Franceschi, director of the Split Art Gallery, Dujam Ivanišević, Ivica Mitrović, a docent at the Split Academy of Art, and Dragan Žuvela, president of the Society of Architects in Split. Ivan Rilov was the representative of Our Hajduk in the jury.

“Your civic and professional duty will be to use your expertise and knowledge to mark this public space,” Žuvela said, and emphasized that the work must express the intention of Our Hajduk as an entirely new model of sports club management.

Ivanišević stressed that, as far as he knows, such public spaces have yet to be done in Croatia, ensuring that the contestants await a tough job.

“This is a challenging task, and it is imperative that the competing teams include architects, designers and artists, as well as sociologists and urbanists. I invite you to involve as many colleagues as possible and to form teams,” said Mitrović, who, as he said, supports the model of Our Hajduk for the management of public good.

“We are trying to be a model that will set the criteria for civilized behavior, where laws, procedures and transparency are respected. I want to highlight Hajduk’s emotions, not just as a football club, but as a social movement that changes the world,” emphasized Rilov, who challenged all experts to join the competition.

Three members of the jury who, due to their obligations in Zagreb, were not able to attend the press conference this afternoon include Slaven Marasović, president of the Supervisory Board as a representative of the club, Tonči Čerina, and Maša Milovac, President of the Croatian Design Association.

You can read more about the project here

Translated from Slobodna Dalmacija


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