CROATIA SEA ORGAN
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Riva, Croatia - recent
1. Pan shot of Riva (city coastline) seen from the boat
2. Wide shot of St. Donatus' church
3. Tilt up over the Narodni trg (Peoples' Square)
4. Pan of the organ from a boat
5. Various people relaxing on the sea organ
6. SOUNDBITE: (German) Tourist
"The Sea Organ is very beautiful, impressive! It will remain in my memory. I like the way it fits into the environment. I've been playing a pipe organ in church for twenty years now. This is a lovely way to connect with nature."
7. Close of the holes on the stairs of the Organ
8. Mid of the holes on the stairs of the Organ
9. Mid of muzzles of organ pipes
10. Close of feet of tourists walking over the Organ
11. Mid of waves lapping at the Organ
12. Wide of waves lapping at the Organ, a boat passing, a female swimmer approaches
13. Wide of the female swimmer washed by the waves
14. Pan of Organ and swimmers
15. Various of Nikola Basic working on drawing
16. Close of sea organ drawing
17. Computer simulation of the organ
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18. The Photo of the Organ during construction
19. The photo of a male worker during the construction of the Organ
20. The photo of divers planting the tubes during the construction
Riva, Croatia - recent
21. Close of the European Prize for Urban Public Space
22. SOUNDBITE: (croatian) Nikola Basic, Architect
"I knew that the sea when it laps at cavities, holes, underwater caves and hollows, produces different sounds. Using this experience - this phenomenon of collision of two media: the solid one and the liquid one, which, on planetary level, always deliver the phenomenon of sound - I developed the idea further."
23. Pan of the Organ from the boat
24. Tilt up over the construction site of the Sun monument
25. Wide of worker on the construction site
26. Wide of Basic talking to the workers in front of a ship
27. Close of Basic
28. Wide of Basic with workers
29. SOUNDBITE: (Croatian) Nikola Basic, Architect
"We are going to use the daytime to collect the sunlight, and to transform it into electric energy. In the evening, after the sunset, we will use the electric energy to produce the energy of light, returning in a way, the energy given to us by the Sun, back to the Sun."
30. Computer simulation of the Sun monument
31. Close of computer simulation of the Sun monument, the blue line marking the Sea Organ
The sun-bleached town of Zadar has been attracting thousands of visitors since a unique piece of architecture was developed a few years ago.
The giant award-winning musical instrument built into the Croatian coast is "played" by the sea, providing a very different experience to visitors.
Now the architects behind the project are planning to add a solar powered amphitheatre to the structure, that will be used for music concerts and theatrical performances.
The three thousand year-old the coastal town of Zadar is no stranger to cultural heritage.
From the Roman forum to ancient churches it's history is etched in its architecture.
But there's a new-comer to this ancient town that has warmed the hearts of both locals and tourists.
At first glance this two year old construction doesn't seem to be the ideal coastal idyllic vista.
But these stark stone steps are part of a gigantic organ which is played day and night by the lapping of the sea.
Tourists and locals alike come here to relax, meditate or to simply enjoy the music.
One tourist from Germany says she loves the way the structure connects with nature.
She's not alone.
The creator of this unique construction is architect Nikola Basic.
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