|Delft University of Technology
Oxford Brookes University
University of Zagreb and
University of Rijeka
17-27 October 2014
Association of Architects of Rijeka
Four European universities explored the revitalisation of the former paper factory in Rijeka within the entire zone Školjić. For a large number of people from Rijeka, this former industrial zones, including zone Školjić does not exist in their mental image of the city or they are perceived as areas without access. The purpose of this exhibition could be seen at least a three-fold: to introduce the younger generation of citizens of Rijeka with its own city throughout its coverage; show them a way of growth and development of the city; affect the development of sensitivity to the construction heritage not only the representational type but that is often considered to be the not worth watching.
Technische Universiteit Delft
Oxford Brookes University
Sveučilište u Zagrebu i
Sveučilište u Rijeci
17- 27 Listopada 2014
Društvo Arhitekata Rijeka
Četiriju europskih sveučilišta istražili revitalizacije bivše Tvornice papira Rijeka i cijele zone Školjić. U mentalnoj slici vlastitoga grada većeg broja Riječana bivše industrijske zone, uključujući i zonu Školjić, ne postoje ili ako postoje, percipiraju se kao zone bez pristupa. Svrha posjeta ovoj izložbi mogla bi se vidjeti u najmanju ruku kao troslojna: upoznati mlađe generacije Riječana s vlastitim gradom u cijelom njegovom obuhvatu; pokazati im jedan od načina rasta i razvoja grada; utjecati na razvoj senzibiliteta prema građevinskom nasljeđu ne samo onog reprezentativnog tipa nego i onog često smatranog ne vrijednim gledanja.
Under supervision of Maurice Harteveld and Tamara Rogić, a team of international students was challenged to review a large post-industrial area in the city of Rijeka. The results are exhibited on site. The aim of the team has been to transform the so-called Hartera/Školjic area in a public place again. The area have to become publicly accessible, hence the amount of connections have to be increased. The area needs public facilities, attracting new people and diversifying reasons to go to the area. And, the area must offer housing, offices and workshops for a variety people to increase activities in the urban space. In general, the team advises the association and the local municipality to target different kinds of people, because the more kinds of uses there are in the area, the more vital the area will be and the less vulnerable the site becomes. At the same time, as the government spending is reduced – like anywhere in Europe, in this strategy actors will multiply and interventions will be on the small-scale. So, architects and urban designers have to act together! The presented experimental design projects are showcasing a variety of possible interventions in this scope, all making public space. These propositions need to be interrelated in order to strengthening each other. This is the recommendation for future interventions too. As such, the collaborate final results not only unfold potentials for the site, but also may forecast a shift in professional practice.
dr Tamara Rogić, curator
dr ir Maurice Harteveld, project leader
Design & Research Team Members
dipl.ing Bojan Bilić, visiting critic