Immovable cultural property Material cultural property
Historicism busness palace built in second half of 19th century was the centere of maritime managements and after WW2 company Luka Rijeka and from 1993 Port authority Rijeka
The building is a free-standing building, oriented east-west with a rectangular floor plan. The main, southern façade faces the sea and the harbour, where the main entrance gate once stood. Today, the northern orientation of the building towards the city road is more significant. The central two-legged staircase with a rich iron railing is in a shorter transverse axis, which laterally forms two smaller inner square courtyards with gallery walkways on the floors. The façades of the building are decorated with historicist, late Renaissance decoration. The main entrance was directed towards the pier and the sea, and today it faces the city. An internal central staircase to the upper floors divides two internal courtyards. The historicist significance of the buildings was lost by the removal of the façade and balustrade decorations around the roof, attic and crenellation when the administration building was added. The lower parts of the mezzanine building and the first floor are lined with accentuated square rustic. Basement windows were broken through on the street level, and while the first floor windows have high arches with horizontal cornices. The second, most representative floor – the piano nobile, is accentuated by decorated windows on both wings. Under the crenellation, there is the central avant-corps bounded by two half-pillars at the place of the ceremonial hall. On the front part there was a relief state coat of arms. The post-war inappropriate alteration of the roof structure and the exxtension of the final floor on the roof eliminated the attic decoration with a cartouche for the coat of arms. The proportions of the palace were disfigured by removing the roof stone balustrade due to the addition of a simple office floor for the needs of the companies Rijeka Port and the Port Authority. With the renovation in 2020, the external air conditioners were removed and all façades were painted yellow (so the white roof extension stands out even more).