Studio Ideas and Inspiration

Centre Zamet, Rijeka

Posted in interesting projects, studio 2a_2009 by Sarah Gelbard on 16 November 2009





Situated in Rijeka’s quarter Zamet, the new Centre Zamet in complete size of 16830 m2 host various facilities: sports hall with max 2380 seats, local community office, city library, 13 commercial and service facilities and a garage with 250 parking spaces.
One third of the sports hall’s volume is cut in the ground, and other public facilities and services fully fit into the surrounding. The main architectural element of the Zamet centre are ‘ribbons’ stretching 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.
The ribbon-like stripes were inspired by “gromača”, a type of rocks specific to Rijeka, which the centre artificially reinterprets by colour and shape. Stripes are covered with 51.000 ceramic tiles designed by 3LHD and manufactured specially for the centre. Steel girders of 55 meters span and different heights enable the natural light illumination of the sports hall.

I think this building is amazing, thought the different layering, the lights can shot into the gym in different angles.


Originally posted by Jason


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