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3LHD | Kozala Cemetery – New Entrance Square and Service Building

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The reconstruction and extension of the administration building of the Kozala cemetery and the design of the square at the entrance to the cemetery is a significant improvement to that part of Rijeka. 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 facade 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.

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Architect: 3LHD
Project name:
Kozala Cemetery – New Entrance Square and Service Building
Project year:
2002
Construction start date:
11/2006
Construction end date:
10/2007
Location:
Petra Kobeka 13, Rijeka, Croatia
Site area (m2):
1659
Gross floor area  (m2):
433
Volume (m3):
2488
Footprint (m2):
216
Entry level (m):
82
Project team:
Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Ljerka Vucic, Sinisa Glusica
Project team collaborators:
Mateo Bilus
Collaborators:
structural engineering – Branka Baricic, Joso Baricic (Staticki studio); electrical engineering- Branko Corko ( IPZ-elektroinzenjering 22); MEP engineering – plumbing – Danilo Vujnovic, Dusko Micetic (GPZ); fire protection – Irela Strabic; landscape architect – Ines Hrdalo
Main contractor:
GRADING KUK
Subcontractors:
Vilnet – plumbing, Primaterm – MEP engineering – mechanical, obrt Patak – electrical engineering, Teracerski obrt Libric – flooring, Kamix – demolition and removal, Jedinstvo – carpentry, Rijekakolor – facade, Strojarstvo Sokac – hardware

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