The Poljana square with the National Theatre in Šibenik, Croatia, in 1907
The Poljana square with the National Theatre in Šibenik, Croatia, in 1907 Image: Anton Bogic Verlag Wikimedia CC0

Interview with Croatian architects who redesigned the main square of the old town of Šibenik

A competition to redesign the main square of the old town of Šibenik was organised by the Municipality of Šibenik and the Croatian Architects’ Association in 2011. On 27 June, the Poljana square will be opened. In an interview, Croatian architects Pavle Šimetin and Ivana Tutek tell about their winning design to turn the main square into a meeting place of life and art.

In their design, the architects took into account the historical layers of the Poljana square, where Roman and Medieval archaeology and neoclassical and modernist architecture meet.

Besides positive remarks, the architects received negative criticism. Not everyone agrees with the new canopy at the front of the National Theatre and the new blinds to create shade on the square.

The YouTube video below shows a time-lapse of the redesign of the Poljana square till April 2019.

Read the full interview (in Croatian) on Šibenski. You can use the Google Translate application.

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