International open public competition for the conceptual design for the central pedestrian zone in Banja Luka
INTERNATIONAL OPEN PUBLIC COMPETITION FOR THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR THE CENTRAL PEDESTRIAN ZONE IN BANJA LUKA
In order to obtain the appropriate architectural design of the central pedestrian zone, City of Banja Luka is announcing the INTERNATIONAL OPEN PUBLIC COMPETITION FOR THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR THE CENTRAL PEDESTRIAN ZONE IN BANJA LUKA.
The goal of the competition is to find, through the evaluation of several received design proposals, the best design for the central pedestrian zone in Banja Luka, which will become the basis for the possible preparation of planning documentation of this area, with the presentation of awards to the author/authors of the best proposals.
The inner city centre and its core that includes the very subject of the competition – future central pedestrian zone, is an area of great potential; articulation of its floor area by construction of new buildings would form a new axis of the urban matrix, which would be perpendicular to the existing pedestrian route stretching from the Krajina square to the National Theatre of RS. In this way, development/revitalisation of the city core would be continued in line with its existing matrix. Such a method works in multiple ways: it introduces new facilities in the city centre, it extends the pedestrian area, it enlarges the green zone of the inner city, it suggests future development paths, it makes appropriate use of some sites that are currently derelict, and it does all this in an optimal relation to the heritage matrix.