A new building in a residential district. Superb design, elegant and functional apartments. Close to the sea. All birds are welcome, regardless of species and marital status.
As an antithesis to prominent Rijeka structures – the Vulkan skyscraper, the empty glass shell of the Tower Center and the chimney in the Vulkan settlement, Belgrade multimedia artist Vladimir Perić Talent constructs an 11-metre tall wood and metal sculpture containing 160 “apartments” for birds.
The construction of a skyscraper for birds, which reflects the type of construction that many of Rijeka’s residents live in, takes place within the “Yoga in everyday life” Cultural Centre complex and the Dharma Hostel. It uses materials from local artisans who, after the factory collapsed, settled in the Vulkan settlement area. Self-sustainability is also reflected in the selected micro-location – birds and bees that left the area in large numbers during the active work of the factory are now returning once again because of the persistent work to maintain green spaces around the Dharma complex. The spontaneous migration of birds takes place outside of the written and unwritten laws and conditions of hospitality, and time, as one of Perić’s favourite materials, plays an important role in the metamorphosis of the sculpture.