The project of the Smokovik residential area is made by architect Idis Turato. He was born in Rijeka in 1965, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, and opened the Randić Turato bureau with Saša Randić in 1992. In 2009, he founded the independent Turato d.o.o. Architectural Bureau in Rijeka, where he lives and works. He is a professor at the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy in Split, and a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb. He has received numerous awards for his work; Viktor Kovačić Award (for building the extension of the Faculty of Engineering in Rijeka in 2003, for the Pope John Paul II Hall on Trsat in 2008 and for the Katarina Frankopan Kindergarten in Krk in 2009), Vladimir Nazor and Piranesi Award for Fran Krsto Frankopan Elementary School in Krk in 2005, and Drago Galić Award for Nest and Cave House in Volosko in 2012. He represented Croatia at the 2006 Venice Biennale with the In Between project and the Pavilion project in 2010.