On June 18th the third and final day of the Split Talks conference was held in Split. During the course of the morning, an exhibition of students’ works from the University of Split FCEA was set up in the Northwestern tower of Diocletian’s Palace. Highly attended round table discussions moderated by Saša Randić followed the exhibition. At the round table discussion titled “Zoning P0licies” current zoning policies and coastline development practices were discussed, with participants including Stjepo Butijer (President of the State Physical Planning Council), Saša Poljanec Borić (Ivo Pilar Institute), Ivana Šoljan (Jupiter Adria), Vedran Mimica (BiA) and Ivana Šverko (FCEA). In the course of the discussion all participants concurred about the need for different planning regarding tourist areas, and the discussion’s conclusion was formulated by Stjepo Butijer, confirming that tourism shouldn’t be planned separate from other city areas. This stand should mean a change of the current definition of T1 and T2 tourist zones which are now intended exclusively for tourist development, which is a significant attitude change toward the development of the coastline area. It is interesting to note that Vicenco Blagajić was in the audience, but did not participate in the discussion.
The “New Tendencies” round table discussion focused on concrete tourist development projects, and 3LHD’s Bale project was presented as an introduction to the discussion. Participants of the discussion included Saša Begović, Silvije Novak and Marko Dabrović, followed by Vedran Mimica and Ricardo Camacho.
* no more T1 i T2 zones?
During the course of the afternoon, Split Talks returned to the Cellars of Diocletian’s Palace , where Vedran Mimica and Nikola Bašić introduced themselves on the last day of the conference; and last but not least was Nanne de Ru from the Dutch-Danish architectural agency Powerhouse Company. Following the ending of the lecture, Saša Randić, representing the organizer pogledaj.to addressed the participants and finally the Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Split, Bernardin Peroš, signed off with announcing the second jubilar Split Talks in 2011.
*Nane de Ru – Powerhouse company
Photo: Ivan Dorotić