Exhibition of proposals for University of Split’s Science and Innovation Center’s building

Results of the competition for architectural-urban design of University of Split’s Science and Innovation Center (ZIC) are presented in an exhibition on the ground floor of the University Library (which includes Rector’s Office), Ruđera Boškovića 31.

ZIC is extremely important for the future development of our University’s scientific and innovation infrastructure, and will enable the unification of research and support capacities, as well as further development of the competitive science that is being done at the University of Split.

7 works were submitted to the competition, evaluated by the jury composed of prof. Dario Gabrić, B.Sc.Arch., president, prof. Darovan Tušek, B.Sc.Arch., prof. Tin Sven Franić, B.Sc.Arch., togewther with Vice-Rectors Prof. Leandra Vranješ Markić Ph.D. and Prof. Tomislav Kilić Ph.D.

The total prize fund was HRK 466,848.86. The first prize went to the solution by architects Lea Pelivan and Toma Plejić, in collaboration with Luka Bosnić, Matija Poštenik, Ria Tursan and Nikša Laušin.

Proposed solution for the scientific and innovation center, to be located in front of the University Library, on Campus, is a building with a functional structure and maximally open north and south facades and semi-closed on other sides. Construction area amounts to 7,700 m2 and will cover 5 above-ground and 3 underground floors.

Financing of the project is planned with EU funds, and the investment’s estimated value is HRK 67 million.

Opening this exhibition, University of Split’s Rector, Prof. Dragan Ljutić, Dr.Sc., said:  I would like to thank the jury for choosing the work that will realize what we wanted for many years, which is create a scientific research center within University. I am glad that first prize winners come from Split, because it shows that our Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy has the strength and innovation in creating something new.

The winning team did not hide their satisfaction either.

We are happy that we won in Split after a long period. So far, we have competed for the Split Academy of Arts and the Faculty of Law, where we won the second prize. This is practically the first time we win first place and we are really happy and excited about this project. The project is a kind of lighthouse, a new face for the Campus with dynamic and flexible spaces - said architect Toma Plejić.