Kozala Cemetary Building
completed, Rijeka, 2007.

The reconstruction and extension of the office building of the Kozala cemetery and the design of the square at the entrance to the cemetery. The complex is located at the fringe of a protected historical unit from the art nouveau period. Following an analysis of the task and of the existing situation, the need arose to maximally conceal the unattractive parts from visitors. This is why the new façade of the integral object is treated as a "floating" backdrop to the square, on which the existing greenery is reflected. The existing object is concealed with a screen of greenery, surrounding it from the northern and eastern side, while the western side facing the cemetery forms the entrance atrium - the utility yard. The design of the square in front of the building is a kind of intermezzo on the promenade curve from the direction of the park towards the central promenade in the cemetery, and its material presents a minimal difference from the promenade slabs. The slabs are made from granulated artificial crushed stone which is the universal recognizable element in cemeteries, and processed in three different ways: cast, terrazzo and polished terrazzo.An essential part of the project concept is the greenery. The existing vegetation is carefully harmonized with new plants, together with the new facilities like benches and lighting.The third essential part is the preservation of the flower kiosks, by placing them below the "floating" volume of the house into glass cylinders, thus additionally visually emphasizing the new intervention.

PROJECT NAME Kozala Square and Service Building

PROJECT NO 072

PROGRAM public, business

STATUS completed

PROJECT 2002-2006

CONSTRUCTION 2006-2007

LOCATION Croatia, Rijeka, 13, P. Kobek Street

SITE AREA 1659 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 433 m²

VOLUME 2488 m³

FOOTPRINT 216 m²

ALTITUDE 82 m

CLIENT City of Rijeka

AUTHOR 3LHD

PROJECT TEAM Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Ljerka Vučić, Siniša Glušica

BUILDING PHYSICS, DETAILS Mateo Biluš

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Statički studio - Branka Baričić , Joso Baričić

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING IPZ-elektroinženjering 22 - Branko Čorko

PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE Građevinsko projektni zavod Rijeka - Duško Mičetić

HVAC Građevinsko projektni zavod Rijeka - Danilo Vujnović

FIRE PROTECTION / STRATEGY / SAFETY CONSULTANT Ured ovlaštenog arhitekta - Irela Strabić

LANDSCAPE DESIGN Ines Hrdalo

PHOTOGRAPHY Sanjin Kunić

EXHIBITIONS
INSTITUTION
YEAR
Take One
Blauraum
2005.