Located on the Adriatic Sea, the Marina district will become a world-class, residential mixed-use community and marina for Croatia and the International Business Project. Our plan for the marina district features state-of-the-art boating and marina facilities and diverse residential, retail, office, community, hotel, and public space uses. With close to 2.800,000 square meters of development, the Marina district is both a unique living environment and one-of-a-kind destination experience.
Adriatic Marina and Resort will be leading brand that would become a synonym for quality, lifestyle and best service provided to all citizens and visitors.
Vision of Adriatic Marina and Resort project is to bring together an extraordinary natural environment with the expertise of the finest visionaries in the world, to create the best project in the world and to develop biggest Greenfield investment in this part of Europe. A unique collaboration between rich local history and culture and local and world leading architects who will shape this extraordinary development into unique oasis of sport, natural beauty and luxury in the Mediterranean area.
Most importantly, this district integrates seamlessly with Local Touristic Zone through a clearly articulated street and transit network and a significant public realm that provides waterfront promenades, parks, and plazas. Our concept for the marina district contributes to the surrounding region and the larger waterfront development strategy of Croatia Marine Sector, while fulfilling the vision for this site as outlined in Plan 2022
The client—a multi-national real estate and investment company that is one of the leading developers in Croatia—required a dynamic, sustainable, mixed-use development to fulfill the needs of a large anticipated population influx to Croatia. Our knowledge of the Croatian market, experience with similar scale mixed-use districts in Croatia and around the world, and sensitivity to the specific climate and resource considerations led to Grafin selection for this assignment.
The basic urban design framework of the the marina district Detailed Master Plan (DMP) emphasizes community connectivity, the public realm, water views and public access, clear and efficient circulation, and unique community facilities. The marina district is connected along the major transportation spine with primary vehicular, pedestrian, and transit entrances along this key arterial. The public realm features public waterfront access, promenades, plazas, and parks, with shading, seating, bike paths, and linkages to water that tie back to Marine. Views into and within the project are carefully arranged to express the openness of the district, to allow viewing of the marina facilities, and to highlight key architectural landmarks such as the hotels and market area. Universal access is incorporated via ramps and grade transitions throughout the project.
Large Golf Terrain Project with Villas for Sale or Rent.
Private Airport for Small/Med Size Airplane and Jet Plane
Careful manipulation of the waterfront edge for public access and existing landmass is considered to add value to the marina district and further integrate the development into the region. The existing breakwater is extended to the south to protect the marina, to create a safe harbor for large boats, and to accommodate residential units facing the marina and gulf. The canal pattern as originally proposed in the regional master plan has been incorporated into the design of the marina district.