SVIBOR - Project code: 2-13-116


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SVIBOR - Collecting Data on Projects in Croatia

Project code: 2-13-116


Main researcher: MARSIĆ, VERA (28964)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 05/01/91. to 05/01/94.

Papers on project (total): 8
Institution name: Arhitektonski fakultet, Zagreb (54)
Department/Institute: Architectural Design Department
Address: KAČIĆEVA 26
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)1 4561-274
Fax: 385 (0)1 442-630

Summary: This research work includes three areas of study : 1/ Historical survey of architectural performance space in Croatia and Europe ; 2/ Survey of contemporary trends in both the construction of new and renewal of old theatres in Croatia and Europe;3/ Basic criteria set for the construction and planning of performance space. In the context of the first two areas of studies a detailed atlas of theatre buildings and other performance space in Croatia has been made up together with an atlas of notable European theatre buildings. Typology of historic and contemporary performance space in Croatia is defined from different points of view, spatial and functional relationships together with the architectonic characteristics of a building in its urban context being looked into and compared with the relevant European types of the time. Basic criteria set for the construction and planning of performance space rely on both theoretical premises and practice in Croatia and Europe taking into consideration specific features of some performance space and its parameters. In this context highlighted is the adjustment of the existing theatre buildings as well as the issues of performance space for summer festivals taking into consideration the contemporary needs and possibilities in this segment of Croatian architecture.

Keywords: architecture, space, performance, theatre, croatian, europian, history, contemporary, planning

Research goals: The objective of this research is setting the criteria for the analysis and appreciation of historic and contemporary architectural performance space. Contribution of this researchwork is in its study of some aspects of architectural performancespace issues that have been insufficiently examined,unsystematized or unpublished so far in either Croatia or Europe.Examination of the basic criteria and guidelines for planning and design is taken as a departing point and theoretical background of architectural practice. This leads to a much better formulation of guidelines and the realization of objectives. They enable proper decisions to be taken in the planning, design and programming of performance space. Also, use, maintenance and different complex problems of performance space for summer festivals are dealt with. The results of this research up to this point have been thefollowing: - atlas of historic and contemporary performance space in Croatia and Europe, - the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb - case study, providing a genesis study of a characteristic type of a theatre building in the development of the European theatre, - analysis of planning and design for the renovation of such theatre building.

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