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The administrative building of the former Sugar factory

UserRijeka City Museum

Surface: 4,272 m2

Construction will end: April 2020

Cost in EUR7.457.939
Financial sourceCity of Rijeka, European Regional Development Fund

The administrative building of the former Sugar factory,  the birthplace of Rijeka’s industrialisation in the 18th century, will become the new home for the Rijeka City Museum, along with Galeb. This extraordinary building, with is frescos and historical significance, tells the story of the leaps Rijeka made during the industrial revolution, and of the period when Rijeka was one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean. The permanent exhibit of the new Rijeka City Museum will enable both citizens and tourists to better understand Rijeka’s history, and to fall in love with the city even more.

Nikolina Jelavić Mitrović, the internationally acclaimed Croatian designer, winner of the European Museum of the Year award, and author of the award-winning exhibit in the Alka of Sinj Museum, will make sure that the new museum exhibits meet the highest standards. The museum will also continue the tradition of hosting temporary exhibits.

The project documentation for the execution of reconstruction works on the Sugar Refinery Palace was drawn up by the Croatian Conservation Institute with Irma Hujić, PhD as chief designer.