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Zamet Centre in Rijeka / Croatia by 3LHD

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 12.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Zamet Centre by 3LHD, photo by Domagoj Blazevic

Zamet Centre by 3LHD, photo by Domagoj Blazevic

The Zagreb based 3LHD Architects realised the Zamet Centre in Rijeka in the North of Croatia. The 16830 m2 complex hosts various facilities: sports hall with max 2380 seats, local community offices, library, 13 retail and service spaces and a garage with 250 parking spaces.

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Here is what the architect’s explain:

“The goal and a perpetual guideline for the project were the evaluation and a minimum distortion of the existing urban environment. One third of the sports hall volume is cut in the ground, and the rest of the Centre is fully fitted into the surrounding landscape. The building’s main architectural element are ribbon-like linear stripes stretching over the site in a north-south direction, functioning at the same time as an architectural design element of the object and as a zoning element which forms a public square and a link between the park on the north and school and B. Vidas street on the south.”

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

“The stripes were inspired by “gromača”, a type of rocks specific to Rijeka, which the centre artificially reinterprets by colour and shape. They are paved with 51.000 ceramic tiles designed by 3LHD and manufactured specially for the centre. The steel construction, girder span of 55 meters and their varying height allow the natural light to illuminate the sports hall.”

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

“The hall has been designed in accordance with the latest world sports standards for major international sports competitions. The concept is based on flexibility of space. Playground size is 46 x 44 meters, for two handball courts. The hall contains all the supporting facilities for professional training and competition, and the auditorium designed as a system of telescopic stands enables the transformation for everyday use as well as for other activities such as concerts, conferences and congresses. Selected interior materials – wood and acoustic panels and the equipment used to furnish the hall suggest that it is a large living room for athletes. The main access to the hall and other facilities is located west of the hall from the public square and from the underground garage.”

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Program: public, cultural, business, sport
Project start date: 2004
Project end date: 01.2008
Construction start date: 21.12.2007
Construction end date: 10.09.2009
Address: B. Vidas Street, Zamet, Rijeka, Craotia
Site area (m2): 12289
Size (m2): 16830
Volume (m3): 88075
Footprint (m2): 4724
Budget (EUR): 20 mil

Client: Grad Rijeka / Rijeka Sport d.o.o.
Author: 3LHD

Project team: Sasa Begovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica, Zvonimir Marcic, Leon Lazaneo, Eugen Popovic, Nives Krsnik Rister, Andrea Vukojic

Colaborators: Mateo Bilus, Building Physics / Details; Berislav Medic, UPI-2M, Structural Engineering; Branko Čorko, IPZ-elektroinzenjering 22, Electrical Engineering; Mario Lukenda, Termoinzenjering-projektiranje d.o.o., HVAC; Slavko Simunović, HIT PROJEKT, MEP Engineering – Plumbing; Nenad Semenov, PASTOR, sprinkler installation; Rok Pietri, LIFT MODUS, elevators; Zeljko Arbanas, IGH PC Rijeka, diaphragm wall; Zeljko Stipković, Fire Protection; Ivica Babic, Zavod za zastitu na radu Rijeka, Safety at Work; Marija Babojelic, Special Consultant – Cost Consultant; Ines Hrdalo, Landscape Architect; Damir Bralić, Lana Cavar i Narcisa Vukojevic, signage and environmental graphics design; Nikola Durek, “Typonine Zamet” typeface design
Main contractor: GP Krk

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