BETWEEN VISION AND REALITY
Lidija Butković Mićin
University of Rijeka – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
The municipal amalgamation of Rijeka and Sušak in the post-WWII period opened the question of the spatial and functional integration of the two previously independent towns. The Delta and Brajdica areas, reclaimed from the sea in the mid-1800s to accommodate harbour and railway facilities, were regarded as valuable spatial resources for locating the administrative, cultural, recreational and commercial services befitting the new metropolis. The article will present the urban planning documents and the (un)realized projects designed for the transformation of the Delta and Brajdica areas during the 1940s and 1950s that revealed the growing gap between the urban planners’ aspirations and the realities of those times.
Rijeka, Delta, Brajdica, post-WWII urbanism, post-WWII architecture, urban renewal