Address and directions
51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Public transport: Sušački neboder
Access: Public building, free entry during working hours
Today's use: Multifunctional building
#Multifunctional building #Rijeka #1936
It was planned a swimming pool inside with sea water by Pičman, one detail changed by Albini. He reduced some more expensive solutions, sunstituted a planned glass terrace by a stone construction and decided not to build a residential building as part of the multifunctional complex, housing a cinema, official institutions and a hotel.
The plans for the building came from Josip Pičman, who died in 1936. The task was taken over by Alfred Albini, who changed parts of the original plans. Construction probably began in 1936. Everything was accompanied by complications. Occurring water made the construction of the foundation difficult, then a strike by the workers, then the war. Therefore, the cultural centre in Sušak was not completed until 1947. As a Yugoslavian project, this building is a reaction to the Italian buildings in western Rijeka, which was Italian until 1945.