A short while ago we told you we were in the final round in the international competition for the sustainable development of the Velika Plaza waterfront in Montenegro in our collaborative effort with Van den Oever Zaaijer & Partners.
Along with the final selection of five international firms participating in the competition, we’re proud to say our proposal won!
This international competition for the sustainable development of Velika Plaza into a tourism waterfront on an ecological coastal strip on the Adriatic Sea was held by Montenegro’s Ministry for Economic Development.
Our entry for the urban masterplan incorporates both urbanism and landscape – with, of course, landscape leading, due to the unique environmental value of the location.
The development of Velika Plaza is not just an isolated endeavour as the location and the development project are of significant (inter)national importance.
The search for the right balance between nature and people is a timely issues – and will be critically monitored throughout Europe. This explains the need for sustainable development in the areas of ecology, economy, education, water, energy and waste management. But it also promotes sustainability for Montenegro’s local population in the areas of employment, public space, health care, recreation and education.
Our winning proposal offered a strategic framework in which all of these factors were accommodates – ensuring quality throughout the coming years of development.
As we speak the results of the international competition for the rejuvenation of the Velika Plaza area in Montenegro still need to tendered for investing capital.
In the short term, the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Montenegro wishes to plan the first three islands in a workshop context. Topics for discussion will include both the urban development and the landscape outline.