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Rijeka Diving Tower
Rino Groppuzzo Download Original
- Begun: Sep 2010
- Completed: Mar 2012
- Sector: Sports and leisure
- Total cost: £204,000
- Procurement: Traditional
- Address: Kantrida International Aquatic Centre, Podkoludricu 2, Rijeka, 51000, Croatia
New diving tower for Kantrida Olympic Centre, Rijeka, Croazi
The new diving tower built in 2012 for the Rijeka Olympic centre has five diving boards placed at different heights designed according to FINA rules.
The architectural approach was to create a cutting-edge facility which is perfectly integrated into the beautiful green landscape of the area adjoining the sea coast
e have conceived it as a landmark which dialogues with the existing element, revealing its strong discrete presence.
We have looked back to the primordial diving stage elements at the seaside: rocks. We reinterpreted the natural form of the “Faraglione”, a rock which emerges from the sea side, an icon visible even from the water identifying the sport complex.
The vertical cladding is supported by a two way system galvanised steel frame. This structure will be supported by the horizontal and vertical concrete elements.
It is built using aluminium panels and its colour changes in relation to the reflection of sunlight.