Bus Terminal Žabica
project on board, Rijeka, 2005.

The project for the new bus terminal and a garage for 900 cars in Rijeka is one of the first steps in the "conquest" of the Rijeka port area, which is slowly begining to open up the city. The site is located in a part of the port of Rijeka which has always been closed to the public, between the railway stations, freight terminals and the passenger ferry. One of the determining design factors is the difference in scale between the port warehouses on one side and the city blocks on the other. The new terminal building with 300 meters in lenght reminiscents the massive warehouses, while the urban blocks determine the height dimensions and the zoning of the house - blocks with atriums. The area of the new terminal is surrounded by all kinds of transport - rail, cargo, port, road and pedestrian, so the new building infrastructure has become an urban strategy, a lot more than just architecture. The shoping area, the bus terminal with 18 platforms, bus depot for 14 buses and a public garage for 900 cars are located inside the terminal building, commercial and public facilities on the upper floors and a multi-purpose hall in the restored part of the existing warehouse. Pedestrian access points are provided from Krešimirova street, newly designed Žabica square and the prolonged Riva street, and they are all connected at the street level of the building, from which they move on higher levels. An accessible and quality pedestrian island of the bus terminal was created through the design proces, with acess to all of the platforms and no overlaping with the vehicular traffic. The construction and the facade are made of steel and a kind of a tribute to port cranes and constructions. They also allow a greater construction span and a better design of spaces.

PROJECT NAME Bus Terminal Žabica

PROJECT NO 123

PROGRAM public, infrastructure, business

STATUS project on board

LOCATION Croatia, Rijeka, Krešimir street - Žabica square - Produžena Riva

PROJECT TYPE public competition - invited, 30. September 2005

SITE AREA 14818 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 55246 m²

FOOTPRINT 13258 m²

ALTITUDE 1.10 m

CLIENT City of Rijeka

AUTHOR 3LHD

PROJECT TEAM Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Tin Kavurić, Krunoslav Szoersen, Dragana Šimić, Joško Kotula, Tomislav Soldo, Josipa Knez, Margareta Spajić

PROJECT TEAM COLLABORATORS Irena Mažer Hranuelli, Paula Kukuljica, Željko Mohorović, Ivan Milonja, Lucija Staničić

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Palijan - Ivan Palijan

MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS Termoinženjering projektiranje - Branko Šegotić, Neven Budija

PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE Hit-projekt - Slavko Šimunović

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING IPZ-elektroinženjering 22 - Branko Čorko

DEEP FOUNDATION PROJECT Institut IGH d.d. PC Rijeka - Željko Arbanas

TRAFFIC PLANNING PROJECT Institut IGH d.d. PC Rijeka, Višnja Gudac

BUILDING PHYSICS, DETAILS Mateo Biluš

FIRE PROTECTION / STRATEGY / SAFETY PROJECT TERMOZOP PROJEKT - Željko Stipković

HEALTH&SAFETY PROJECT Zavod za zaštitu na radu Rijeka - Ivica Babić

VISUALIZATIONS Boris Goreta
Studio 3LHD

LINKS City of Rijeka