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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Spaladium Center in Lora, Croatia by 3LHD Architects

March 4th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 3LHD 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 Center 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.

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  • Architects: 3LHD Architects
  • Project: Spaladium Center
  • Location: Lora, Split, Croatia
  • Program: sport, public, business, leisure, shopping
  • Status project: Spaladium Arena finished / Spaladium centre in construction
  • Project year: 2007
  • Project start date: 03.12.2007
  • Construction start date: 06.10.2007
  • Construction finishing date: phase I – 12/2008, phase II expected 2012
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2009

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  • Geolocation: 43°31’27’’ N, 16°25’59’’ E
  • Type: invited competition
  • Competition prize: winner
  • Date of the competition: 28.05.2007
  • Site area (m2): 30305
  • Size (m2): 136000
  • Volume (m3): 748450
  • Footprint (m2): 25567
  • Entry level: 8
  • Client: Sportski grad TPN d.o.o.
  • Author: 3LHD and Dražen Pejković
  • 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
  • Projekt team colaborators: Ivana Krneta, Tin Komljenović, Melita Hrustic, Boris Goreta, Lana Cavar, Mirna Reinprecht, Narcisa Vukojevic


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Ante Runjic, Projektni biro Konstruktor Split, structural engineering;
Branko Segotic, Termoinzenjering projektiranje d.o.o., HVAC;
Mario Lukenda, Termoinzenjering projektiranje d.o.o., HVAC;
Erol Cicic, Projekting 1970, Zagreb, electrical engineering ;
Slavko Simunović, HIT PROJEKT, MEP engineering- plumbing;
Branimir Cindori, APIN projekt d.o.o., special consultant ;
Duro Mak, APIN projekt d.o.o., special consultant;
Mladen Mijac, ZAST Split, safety at work, fire protection;
Milenko Kasalo, Siget – projekt, elevators;
Marko Nikolic, ThyssenKrupp/Koncar, elevators;
Jurij Zafošnik, KFK Tehnika, special consultant-facade ;
Marko Rasic, KFK Tehnika , special consultant-facade;
Zoran Divjak, Dekode, kitchen technology

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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.

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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.

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