The city of Dubrovnik was built on the foundations of its rich cultural heritage, a legacy of strong community values and a sense of interconnection between families and spaces. The primary aim of this design was to manipulate the transitional phases between private and public spaces that encourage a sense of unity between the three buildings.
Open and shared public space is an integral aspect within the structure of the city’s landscape, as it provides a sense of unity within the society. From the initial plan, the block was split into three portions, each portion serving a purpose of their own. The main feature of the trio would be a bar/restaurant, with a movie theatre as an extension. The central idea behind this design was based on the fact that Dubrovnik enjoys film and festivity hosting the internationally renowned LIBERTAS Film Festival annually. This building would be a major component in the festival as it has all the facilities required: patrons can en¬joy a few drinks at the bar before, or after seeing a film, have lunch, or share dinner with that significant other all within the one vicinity. The second level serves as a dining area with a stage where the awards show can take place and for general function for every other day. The movie theatre has two screening rooms; one is the traditional indoor version of a cinema, while the other is the rooftop design, allowing patrons to have a heightened film experience whilst being suspended from reality. The rooftop outdoor cinema was incorporating an already existing feature of Dubrovnik. This design sought to incorporate existing ideas within the building without the compromise of Dubrovnik fall¬ing into a stagnant or regressing city.