Treasure of Lika's underground world
Caves, grottos, caverns and pits are part of the underground treasure of the planet Earth, and in most cases until recently they have not been evaluated in a way that they deserve. Therefore we are particularly proud of our work in the promotion and interpretation of the Barać caves, a natural phenomenon situated in the District of Rakovica in Karlovac County. It concerns a series of caves which this year has gained the status of a significant landscape, and to which a place of honour belongs in the history of the research of Croatian karst and speleology.
In our vision the Barać caves are a part of ‘The Route of Caves’ – a project which we have already made in the District of Rakovica, and with this plan of interpretation and experience we wish to initiate a unique architectural-urban concept in Croatia. The aim is to bring visitors closer to this area by the building of the necessary infrastructure for walkers and cyclists, to equip the area with themed trails and playgrounds, and the culmination of the planning is a Cave Museum. It will be the only such museum in this part of Europe (there are 30 listed caves in Croatia, almost 2,500 throughout the whole world) and it will not only make it a tourist attraction but also an important scientific place.
Dragana Lucija Ratković Aydemir, Muses Ltd
Ivana Jagić, Muses Ltd
Aleksandra Krebel Kostrenčić, Krebel and Kostrenčić Architects
Alan Kostrenčić, Krebel and Kostrenčić Architects
Darovan Tušek, Krebel and Kostrenčić Architects
Tihana Oštrina, director
Marina Kolić expert collaborator
Kazimir Miculinić, external collaborator
Do you love your homeland? Are you proud of your town? Do you want what you feel to transform into story about identity and share it with others? Send us your thoughts, your questions and suggestions and we will help you so that with our combined forces we form a unique fragment for a mosaic of the heritage of Croatia!