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Most Hrvatskih branitelja (Memorial bridge)
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DESIGNER
 
 
3LHD
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DESCRIPTION
 
Concept
3LHD Most Hrvatskih branitelja Memorial bridge Rijeka Fiume
The basic concept is to give the utilitarian form a monumental character.
The bridge starts from the Downtown, goes over the channel and ends on the other bank with a monumental vertical - accent.
We would like to emphasize that the bridge is a monument so that in this sense we equate the walking surface of the bridge with the covering of the vertical accent.
Definition of public space is achieved entirely through the build structure, which at the same time had to be recognized as a memorial building.

3LHD Most Hrvatskih branitelja Memorial bridge Rijeka Fiume3LHD Most Hrvatskih branitelja Memorial bridge Rijeka Fiume

Bridge measures
over-all length 47,0m, clear span 35,7m,
width 5,4m, construction thickness 65cm
verticals 9m


This spatial intervention is public urban object; it is construction with tactile qualities, and also symbolic object.
This is Memorial Pedestrian Bridge in the City of Rijeka.
The site is in the very centre of the town on the canal separating the historical centre from the former port area presently used as a parking lot which will become City Park in the future.
Besides its utilitarian function (purpose) this pedestrian crossing is also monument to Croatian defenders, a place of memory and place of social encounter as well. Memorial Bridge is conceived as an extremely thin board spanned over the canal in a characteristic L-shape.
Definition of public space is achieved entirely through the build structure, which at the same time had to be recognized as a memorial building.
These two archetype elements would be impossible to accomplish without the use of the internet (we can say thank you, Google!).
Every part of this product was designed like industrially conceived product. The elements are industrially produced and than put together on site! This 150 tons construction was entirely produced in one piece in local Shipyard. And then the Bridge construction was lifted and put on the specially designed barge and then it was transported to its position in canal. The barge was designed so that can be sunken down and with the help of high and low tide we were able to lower down and pull it under the two existing bridges.
It was of course major social event that day and also on the opening day.
Night illumination makes this place magical. This urban-public hybrid changed the image of the city both in physical and symbolic way.
3LHD Most Hrvatskih branitelja Memorial bridge Rijeka Fiume
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Croatia [Hrvatska]
Region
Primorsko-goranska
Town
Rijeka
Address
Mrtvi kanal (Jelačičev trg, Fiumara)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Transport buildings and structures
Bridges and walkways
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1997     project winner of competition
Realisation
2001 - 2001
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Krunoslav Ivanišin, "A changing coast", A10 new European architecture 22, july-august 2008, "Eurovision" pp. 62, 63 (62-65), n. 12
"3LHD. Ponte monumento a Rijeka, Croazia/Bridge-Monument at Rijeka, Croatia", Lotus international 130, maggio/may 2007 [Coming architecture], pp. 91-94
Sarah Amelar, "Memorial bridge, Rijeka, Croatia. 3LHD", Architectural Record 6/2004, june 2004, "Building Types Studies" pp. 258-259 (247-270)
"Brüchenmahnmal in Rijeka/Bridge Memorial in Rijeka", Detail 6/2004 [Stadtbaudetails/Urban Planning Details/Aménagements urbains], "Dokumentation/Documentation" pp. 647-651, 766
"Memorial bridge, Rijeka, Croatia 2001. 3LHD", A+U. Architecture and Urbanisme 390, march 2003, p. 92-97
"Memorial bridge, Rijeka, Croatia. 3LHD", Architectural Review 1270, december 2002 [Emerging architecture], p. 45-47
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CLIENT
 
 
City of Rijeka
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 1.200.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Lenght
overall m. 47
clear span m. 35,7
Widht
m. 5,4
Thickness
cm. 65
Height
verticals m. 9
Surface
site sq.m. 1.046
bridge sq.m. 262
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STRUCTURES
 
 
CES Civil Engineering Solutions doo, Rijeka
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STAFF
 
Design team
Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tanja Grozdanić, Silvije Novak, Siniša Glušica, Koraljka Brebrić, Milan Štrbac
Structural consultant
Bridge:
CES doo Rijeka
Jean Wolf, Zoran Novački, Dušan Srejić

Bench and handrail:
UPI-2M doo Zagreb
Berislav Medić
Electrical engineer
Telecontrol, Rijeka
Construction management
Branko Bertosa, City of Rijeka
General contractor
GP Krk
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Aljosa Brajdic, 3LHD
Text edited by 3LHD
Courtesy by 3LHD

3LHD Most Hrvatskih branitelja Memorial bridge Rijeka Fiume



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