Rijeka, Croatia

Delta and Porto Baroš Area

Delta and Porto Baroš Area
Rijeka, Croatia

Nataša Ivanišević, Sandra Barcons Planella, Jordi Parcet Comas, Krunoslav Šmit

City of Rijeka
Competition Project
Urban and Architectural Design of Delta and Porto Baroš Area in Rijeka, Croatia

The proposal presents new opportunities for the city of Rijeka to continue to grow and develop as a strategic port within the European context. Rijeka has lived with its back to the sea and now it's time to start opening its shores. The project of two pedestrian axes brings a new social context where the history and tradition converge with multifunctional content and contemporary vision to recover the city's lost maritime environment.

Delta and Porto Baroš Area is designed for all sorts of activities on the open air, contrasting urban and human scale. The intervention aims to create a unique and significant space where the citizens feel represented, a space where the variety of uses stimulates social cohesion and economic and urban development in a sustainable way. At the same time, flexible and multipurpose spaces are created for the outdoor activities to be enjoyed in direct relation with the sea as the most characteristic image of a Mediterranean city.