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Cinemaplex Maribor
MARIBOR - shortlisted
The Cinemaplex is located in the city-centre of Maribor, Slovenia. It is an urban hybrid of cinemas, restaurants, bars and retail units with underground parking. The site is unique; it is by the river bank that is a part of the city's promenade. The appearance –The bridge crossing the river is sort of door entrance to the old part of the Maribor. The most exposed part of the building viewed from the bridge becomes a top elevation-the roof. Therefore it is treated as a fifth façade of the building. Similarly the roof is defined and cut by fragmented strips that form the terraces, gardens and an open cinema auditorium. The cinema halls are separated by areas containing public programmes. The areas containing public programmes wrap around each hall in a similar way to a film strip rolling through a movie projector.