Recognition for Lokrum Botanical Garden at Croatian Design Exhibition

By 16 November 2020
Lokrum Copyright Romulic and Stojcic

As Morski writes on the 15th of November, 2020, the "Lokrum - Botanical Garden" project, which is otherwise the work of Studio Sesnic & Turkovic, received special recognition at the Croatian Design Exhibition 19/20 in the category of Spatial and Graphic interventions and systems.

The awards and special recognitions of the Croatian Design Society were announced on Thursday, November the 12th, in anticipation of the online exhibition of awarded works that will be held at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb from Saturday, November the 14th to December the 5th, 2020. A total of 497 works were submitted to the Croatian Design Exhibition, of which 294 were selected by the commission, 247 were professional and 47 were student works.

Namely, the author team of the company Normala and the design studio Sesnic & Turkovic prepared project documentation for arranging and equipping the Botanical Garden of the Lokrum Reserve, according to which the works were completed in the spring of this year.

Marko Sesnic, Goran Turkovic and Andrea Suznjevic participated in the preparation of documentation in the design segment, while Roman Silje, Milan Strbac and Tihana Vucic (Normala) were in charge of architecture. The artist Katarina Ivanisin Kardum (illustrations) also participated in the creation of the project.

To recall, the renovation of the exhibition part of the Lokrum Botanical Garden lasted six months, and began back in October 2019. Those works were performed by Araucaria d.o.o. from Zagreb, and the Institute for the Sea and Coast of the University of Dubrovnik, which takes care of the garden, actively participated in the development and implementation of the project. The rehabilitation and arrangement of existing paths in the length of 725 metres, the removal of damaged plant material and the planting of 195 new plant species with a total number of 1466 seedlings across 13 fields in the garden were performed. New urban equipment was also installed (benches, information and interpretation boards, an entrance portal, etc.)

The Lokrum Botanical Garden was founded back in 1959, and with its renovation, the Lokrum Reserve Public Institution revitalizsd its content and gave the garden a new lease of life for the enjoyment of future generations and as a basis for a new beginning.

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