Valeta with its steep slopes at the intersection of principal
road to Sečovlje and road to Piran offers an exceptional programme
and ambient potential. Easy accessibility and superb views
of Piran Bay enhance the site's quality and provide the basis
of programme scheme. On one hand, Portorož has long been faced
with parking space deficiency, on other; there aren't many
spaces for development of housing capacities left. Proposed
project addresses both problems. At the back of the structure,
parking capacities are arranged in the slope, the front with
views is an obvious choice for quality housing programme.
A large plaza with public programmes is arranged at the entrance
on the bottom level. Building's capacity comprises 506 parking
spaces and 63 apartment units with 80 m2 of closed areas and
16 m2 of loggias.
Apartment line is envisaged as a series of wedged units, with
interchanging levels they form a matrix of open and closed
spaces; lush greenery merges the building into the landscape.
Inspired by two historic dwelling types, cave dwellings and
hanging gardens, the concept offers a high level of intimacy
while still retaining excellent views of the bay.