Montenegro has embarked on an effort to build a sustainable and expanding economy. A suitable model is the exportation of National Assets, after addition of value and the creation of employment; the aim is to increase the National spin-off (diversify the basis for the yield). The benign summer climate and the beautiful natural scenery on the Adriatic Sea are such assets; the construction of a tourist resort is a method to add value and to create employment.
Concept “5terre” – 5 unique villages in a dynamic model of dedicated, rather than competitive, planning strategies.
Our proposal combines the facilities for year round economic activity (health care and creative industry) and implies the existing population in the new economic activity in a sustainable hospitality development.
Our scheme proposes opportunities for highly skilled professionals, not just kitchen assistants, waiters or cleaners. Thus we provide the motivation for students to accomplish higher education.
The service industry will create the clientele for a conference centre that once it exists will attract new business, based on the excellent hospitality offer in place. We appointed a conference hotel in phase 1 and in phase 6 a large scale conference centre.
The hotel mix is made of hotels in different categories of luxury and different typologies, in order to attract and accommodate a wide variety of customers. A careful mix of the types of hotels will create a lively and durable environment. Large resort hotels are situated in the zone closest to the beach and are typically made up of a mix of bungalows, apartments and service buildings. Smaller hotels and even bed and breakfast can be found integrated in the urban fabric between local residents, restaurant and shops.
The objective for sustainability is translated as zero CO2, which means the energy consumption is reduced by relying on the soft transportation (non-motorised means of transport). This is achieved by reducing the distances necessary to cover each day between different addresses in the urban layout. The development is subdivided in neighbourhoods, that are laid out compact reducing the distances between the residential units (hotels, villas) and services (shops) and the main venue (the beach) can reached via shadowy green developments between the neighbourhoods and connecting to the beach.
The phasing is envisioned as creating complete and self-sustainable villages at the completion of each stage. Each phase will be followed by a re-plantation scheme.
Ministry for Spatial Planning and Environment
Culture and leisure towns, hotel, spa, shopping, university, offices, housing, marina, beach, plaza and park
Space Group & JDS
Adam Kurdahl / Julien de Smedt
Adam Kurdahl, Julien de Smedt, Gary Bates, Gro Bonesmo, Andrew Griffin, Francisco Villeda, Wenche Andreassen, Mark Bol, Fredrik Kjellman, Fredrik Krogeide, José Hernandez, Kasia Heijerman, Naofumi Namba
Donald Van Dansik
Arup & Partners
Space Group and JDS