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Maritime Museum

Split, Croatia
Type of objectExhibition
Project outcomeCompetition work

The conceptual solution for the Maritime Museum in Split continues Zloković’s consideration of modernist design, in this project, focused on the relations of architectural elements according to the set structure – strip windows, corner balconies, divided facade beams and corner mast. In relation to the planned plot, the building is set as free-standing, and its base geometry and structure volumetry derive from the shape of the plot, so that one side of the building got a polygonal shape resulting from the composition of two cubic buildings of different heights. Although the organization did not have a freer approach in relation to the purpose of the building, the geometry of the base and shaped components of the facades contributed to a more rounded modernist expression, especially when it comes to accentuating the structure with corner striped windows, corner balconies and recessed entrance marked with protruding vertical circle carrying a flagpole. The dynamism and expressiveness of the form is additionally emphasized by the polychromy of the window frames, the divided zones between the windows and the façade beams, which are so accentuated in relation to the white façade surfaces.

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