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Vladi Bralić, Zdenko Sila (†), Zvonimir Kamenar
BASIC INTENTION OF THE SUGGESTION: In the second half of 19th century, the city of Rijeka drastically changed its urban character, especially after a competition for an urban plan in 1873, when the great port basin and railroads for Vienna and Pest have been built. In developing a strong port activity, the city expanded quickly and intensively with bringing up entire assemblies of industrial, public and resident buildings. This suggestion involves setting up a portal, coastal, memorial crane in order to commemorate the development of port activity in Rijeka.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SUGGESTION: The suggestion to erect a monument to the development of the port activity has an exceptional social, political and also a creative esthetic and urban-architectural significance. In this sense it is important to follow through with the right choice of the monument-symbol to this development of the port activity and to perform a correct placement of the monument in the urban area of the city.
CHOICE OF THE MONUMENT-SYMBOL OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PORT ACTIVITY: As a symbol of the development of the port activity, we have chosen a portal, coastal crane GAAZ TARSA based on the following line of memorial values:
CHOICE OF LOCATION OF THE MONUMENT: We suggest the memorial crane to be placed in the area of Mlaka, between Krešimirova ulica (Krešimir’s Street) and the perimeter, stone wall of the port. On this place a small parking lot has recently been arranged. We find this location suitable for the following reasons: