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MARINA COMPLEX AND PASSENGER TERMINAL KOPER
 
 

location: Koper, Slovenia
area: 33.700 m2
type: public, housing
status: concept
year of project: 2012

 
 
 

The town of Koper has developed a port infrastructure which allows landing of the largest cruise ships sailing the world's seas. It is one of the northernmost ports in the center of Europe, which makes it attractive for transport from southern and eastern ports worldwide. In recent years, Koper also started to reveal its other side - the town with a rich cultural heritage and highly attractive natural hinterland of Istria, Karst and the coastal strip. It is the northernmost city in the Mediterranean Istrian necklace of pearls, which begins are in the south of Istria with Pula and continue to Rovinj, Porec, Novigrad, Umag, Piran and Izola. Koper managed to offer operators of cruisers all this heritage and nowadays, over 100 cruise ships take anchor. This makes it necessary to adjust the level of reception and display of offer to passengers of cruise, in order to attract them to programs on land. The project is divided into three segments - a passenger terminal, the central square at the end of important urban features and arrangement of a classic Mediterranean Riva, with the purpose to attract visitors from cruise ships, other tourists and locals to the area with fine night views of Trieste and the silhouette of the Dolomites in the background. Passenger terminal is devised as a catenary structure with a fabric roof, envisaging sailing and also providing a note of leisure, enjoyment of travel and ambiance of garden parties. Terminal's program combines administration and marketing, with the idea of marketing overshadowing the administrative part so as to make the user experience more enjoyable. Arrangement of Riva and the central square regulates movement of users. At the same time it is a space newly devised for them, because so far this part of Koper has been determined by the freight port which did not attract urban users.

 

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