Tivat – The main architect of the project of construction of super – luxurious navigation – tourist center and marina for mega yachts “Porto Montenegro” Brian Brisbin is convinced that in the next four years in the place of the military shipbuilding yard Arsenal there will appear the best marina in the entire Mediterranean.
In the project “Porto Montenegro” the firm of the Canadian businessman Peter Munk – “Adriatic Marinas” will invest about 600 millions of euros to construct, on a space bigger than 300.000 square meters on the most beautiful part of the coast in Tivat, an extremely luxurious navigation center with a range of accompanying tourist, hotelier, and serving activities, and a marina with about 800 binding places for ships of just a few meters long up to those of 100 meters of length.
The first phase of the project, which includes the construction of 153 various facilities and about 200 binding places for yachts is worth 150 millions of euros and it will be finished until the end of May 2009.
Brian Brisbin experienced navigator and a fun of ships said that his primary inspiration for defining of the future appearance of “Porto Montenegro” was a small elite summer resort place and the prestigious marina in the Italian town Portofino.
– With the Arsenal the best thing is that it has all the potential of Portofino, but it even has a much better position and weather conditions for navigators. We in Porto Montenegro want to create an atmosphere similar to the one in smaller coastal towns. Tivat and Boka, which is unique in the world, have all the preconditions to be a location of something, which most likely will be the best marina in this part of the world – said Brisbin.
He added that the Arsenal and Tivat bay itself are ideal locations for navigators because the meteorological conditions are very favorable for safe and comfortable staying of yachts and their owners.
All future binding places which will be constructed as a continuation of the existing operative shores of Arsenal said Brisbin will be placed on pylons staged into the sea bottom in order for them to prevent the blockage of the flow of currents and the natural cleaning of sea water.
– In Portofino there is a nice small inlet and a central square around which literally everything happens. Around, in what can appear unorganized, in various directions many passages go in different directions which gives a visitor a sense of an adventure, Mediterranean charm and uncertainty what he will see behind the next corner. The various textures in the surface of the streets of on the facades of the houses and edifices are notable which gives you a sense of flow of various time epochs, and everything has been made as a certain amphitheater around the water, a cove which has the ships inside itself. Small place for taking the boats out on the shore represents a certain instrument on which the sea waves are “playing” and that gorgeous sound is “coming out” on the sqyare itself and it fills the entire space. That is something what we have designed for the central square of Porto Montenegro – said Brisbin showing the draft of the new marina in Tivat which with space can take 6 Portofinos in itself.
Eventhough of great dimensions marina Porto Montenegro will be divided into several smaller harbors, each with special attractions and specific “character” in which, one beside the other, will be found big and luxurious yachts will and smaller vessels for sport and recreation which gives an air of intimacy and charm to the complex which are characteristic for small Mediterranean coastal towns.
Even thou in general big, all the edifices in Porto Montenegro will be visually “fragmented” in optically smaller entities giving the visual impression of a small coastal town.
– In the construction we will massively use the already existing material and fragments of the buildings in Arsenal which we will tear down. We will change all of that in such a way that for the visitors of Porto Montenegro it will look like an urban entity which has been developed in a longer time period, and not as if it has been built all at once – said Brisbin.
The facility of the Military Home in Tivat in whose construction in 1989 about 10 millions of dollars have been invested, will be thorn down and o its place a super luxurious and attractive facility of the Club of navigators will appear whose millions of euros worth sailing foundlings will be bound in Porto Montenegro.
THEY WILL OPEN A MUSEUM TOO
Special challenge for Brian Brisbin is to preserve every valuable part of the historical, natural and ecological surface of Tivat area.
In that way for the nearby City park, which was made in 1892 they are preparing marking of all trunks as well as inscription of their history.
They are considering in details about the concept of the future navigation museum, which, through a range of very unique exhibits will speak about the past of the Arsenal and the tradition of War shipbuilding history in Tivat which is 120 years old.
They are carefully collecting all valuable documents and all technical material significant for that area and activity from which Tivat has been living since the end of the XIX century until the beginning of the XXI century.