Despite the context of the seemingly uninviting Mrtvi Kanal waterway and port infrastructure, a spatial intervention in the form of a temporary land-based bathing site has been designed on Grobnička Riva. In the centre of the city, the Delta Pool endeavours to bring the culture of bathing back to the people of Rijeka and all its guests.
Rijeka is getting a temporary bathing site right alongside the Mrtvi Kanal. The old Exportdrvo warehouse is one of the centres of the events in 2020, yet despite the context of the seemingly uninviting Mrtvi Kanal and port infrastructure, the architectural bureau SKROZ, according to the concept of Margita Grubiša, Marin Jelčić, Daniela Škarica and Ivana Žalac, has designed a spatial intervention in the form of a temporary land-based bathing site on Grobnička Riva. In the centre of the city the Delta Pool endeavours to bring back the culture of bathing to the people of Rijeka and all its guests, and the intervention itself, using containers as the base element of the installation, also thematises Rijeka’s everyday port life and opens a new perspective of the city – a pool as a new city space for gatherings where swimming and sunbathing are an everyday activity.