ZAGREB, 16 February 2020 – A Croatian studio was a winner at the German Design Awards 2020 which were presented by the German Design Council in Frankfurt last week for their holiday home design on the southern Dalmatian island of Korcula.
Tinel, designed by Zagreb-based architect studio SODA arhitekti, won the German Design Award in the Excellent Architecture category.
“The desire was for the building to be maximally suited to the human scale and for its proportions and size to be in line with the traditional architecture of the local area. The building was designed on extremely steep terrain and the project tried to integrate it as much as possible into the landscape and connect it with the parcel,” SODA arhitekti describes the project.
“Considering all of the above, flat roofs are used as elements that allow maximum use of outdoor space and for spending time outdoors, which is an important characteristic of using traditional Mediterranean architecture. The favourable local climate allows for a very exuberant growth of Mediterranean plants, so horticultural landscaping is a very important factor in the local area. The outer edges of the building are shaped by gardens with Mediterranean plants.”
Tinel, which is located in Tri zala bay on the island, has won a number of awards, including the BIG SEE Architectural Award 2019 for residential architecture.