Poetic and pathetic- Mratinje Dam
Program: Museum, Restaurant, Hostel, Parking
Location: Mratinje, Montenegro
Phase of the project: Concept design. The Project was awarded with the First Prize on the International competition, and exhibited in Biennale of Venice.
Office: IVANISIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI
The design strategy was to illuminate the natural and engineered elements of the site, located at the Piva-Mratinje Hydro-Power Plant, built in 1975 at the narrowest point of the river.
The intervention is concentrated on the sunny, pleasant for residence, north-western side of the dam, foreseen in five different phases introduced as five houses-devices: Plateau, Tower-Up, Tower-Down, Bridge and Floating Platform. They present magnifiers of ‘natural’ and ‘technological’ elements of the heroic landscape.