Towards a Healthy Architecture. Lustica Peninsula
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This thesis attempts to create an architectural <em>vision</em> for the future <em>healthy evolution</em> of the Lu?tica peninsula, a very <em>potent</em> and <em>unique</em> site along the <em>Adriatic coast</em> in <em>Serbia and Montenegro</em>. While acknowledging the contemporary and increasingly important need for <em>ecological incentives</em> in designing, planning and management of our environments, the thesis utilizes the holistic <em>ecosystems approach</em> as a methodological tool to ravel the site's inherent organizational and operational complexities. Imagined and embodied in a <em>Natural and Cultural Heritage Park</em>, the development vision is fundamentally driven by the idea of immortality of a place, scholastically termed as the <em>sense of a place</em>. Therefore, the focus of this thesis is embedded in the search, discovery and eventually, safeguarding and enhancement of Lu?tica's <em>Genius Loci</em>, ensuring its ecological and economical <em>sustainability</em> and the overall health of its <em>reconciled</em> natural and cultural communities. By proposing a resolution for existing problems and fostering intrinsic potentials of the site, the thesis ultimately reads as a new <em>paradigm</em> for developing our environments wherein the spirit of a place plays a quintessential role and often signifies their very identity and meaning.