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Agaticeva St. / Randić & Turato

  • 01:00 - 14 December, 2009
Agaticeva St. / Randić & Turato
Agaticeva St. / Randić & Turato, © Robert Leš
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From the architect. The residential and office building in Agatićeva Street is a kind of filling for a long time desolate hole in the very centre of the town, which also opened the new pedestrian stretch that connects the Korzo with the northern end of the Delta. It is a detached house that concludes the row of houses on the northern border of Rijeka’s Old Town.

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The structure is an interpretation of anonymous city architecture with a geometrised envelope as the main feature that finds its logic in the geometry of Stealth planes. This envelope is continued from the façade to the roof, where large skylights are opened mechanically.

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© Robert Leš

In the program sense the structure did not have defined contents until it was finished, so that it was planned in the way to enable interaction of different private and public programs. At the end of all program changes, the building was turned into a polyclinic, while apartments were moved to the fourth floor and under the roof. The apartments have a separate access to the common courtyard on the fourth floor.

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Dragan Che · December 20, 2009

i want to ask someone responsible to admin commente where is my comment!!! i dont see it offensive to anyone. It was the first submitted comment here.

Anna · December 16, 2009

I found this building to absolutely have no sensibility to it's surrounding, and to have very aggressive-dull impact on it. All in all I think it's a failure.

Mario Bijou · December 16, 2009

Très beau projet.
Bonne et pertinante réponse sur une parcelle assez difficile...

Oscar Niemeyer · December 16, 2009

One of their worst projects. They do like to experiment with facades that usually dont corespond to the plans and sections, but this time they did make a failure.

Nicholas Patten · December 16, 2009

Agaticeva St.

DW · December 16, 2009

I don't understand the significance of the stealth plane (has it been developed there?), but I do like the modest nature the architecture assumes. From the aerial photographs, it took me a few seconds to actually locate the building: it fits well with its surroundings on that scale.

I would have liked to see a shot of the common courtyard (it was important enough to include it in the description) and the pedestrian space underneath.

Agamemnon · December 15, 2009

"Finds its logic in the geometry of stealth planes"? Oh come on. Far from being "silent", this building screams "shallow" and "inappropriate".

ida · December 15, 2009

meni se ovo svi?a. moderno je i lijepo a uklapa se u okoliš što nije bilo nimalo lako napraviti.

Cesar Castro · December 15, 2009

Maybe this building doesn't make a statement, but I think it melts on the surrounds in a ver appropiated way.

Being silent can be a quality too, especially when we are getting used to see the buildings (and the architects!!) screaming their presence.

Cesar Castro · December 15, 2009 07:20 PM

By the way, I completely agree with you Yorik.

Yorik · December 15, 2009

One might call this "awful" or "ugly", but I see several interesting things:
- Several architects, including many well-known, are trying the "volume wrapped in a skin" concept these days, and this one is really not the worst of them, at least here it makes sense because it is like "wrapping" part of the old building
- In whole Europe there is the very hard question of how to behave in historical contexts, do you really need to mimic older stuff in order to avoid "disrupting" the "harmony"? I think this project is a sensitive tentative to give a contemporary answer, because it is low-profile and strong at the same time
- Of course we should see more of the project, but the first picture gives me a feel of modernist architecture which is something I like much in Eastern Europe countries because it is still regarded with consideration there.

robert · December 15, 2009

agree with alex^
simply awful!

Oscar · January 04, 2010 09:54 PM

me too

abe · December 15, 2009 07:14 PM

Me too.

Alex · December 15, 2009

Perhaps the worst piece of architecture i've seen.

MZ · December 15, 2009 03:59 PM

Perhabs the meaningsless comment I ever read.

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