Arsen Art House in Sibenik Opening June 2!

Daniela Rogulj

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Šibenik Fortress of Culture
Šibenik Fortress of Culture

HRTurizam reports that the renovation of the former Odeon cinema building, designed by the great Zlatko Neumann in the 1950s and officially renovated according to the Arx Studio project, has been officially completed.

The hall is remembered by many generations of Šibenik citizens, and the renovation breathed new life into it under the name of Arsen Dedić, an artistic genius from Sibenik. On the completion of the works, on Thursday, May 13, the Arsen Art House was visited by representatives of the owners and investors of the City of Sibenik, the Sibenik Fortress of Culture team that will manage the Arsen House of Art, and the architect and chief designer of the renovation, Damir Lasinović.

The renovation of the hall, which began in 2013, was financed by the City of Sibenik and the Ministry of Culture and Media. In the last renovation phase by the Sibenik Fortress of Culture in the total amount of almost 16 million kuna.

“The reconstruction was above all complicated. It consisted of six phases, starting with the repair of statics and moisture of a completely dilapidated building. When designing the interior, we thought long-term, taking into account the multifunctionality of each part of the hall, used only top quality materials and equipment that will meet the highest standards, and ultimately got a spectacular result. What makes me especially happy is that the noir theme of the decoration, which is dominated by dark color broken by golden details, is ultimately completely affected and fits exactly into the ‘gyro’ that Arsen stole,” emphasized the renovation designer Damir Lasinović.


Šibenik Fortress of Culture

Thus, on June 2, when the grand opening of the Arsen House of Art is scheduled, Sibenik will get a new city stage for music and stage events, cinema screenings, plays, and exhibitions.

“Everything will be ready for the opening on June 2, when Gabi and Matija will be with us, and they, along with guest Marko Ramljak, will be the first to perform at the Arsen Art House the very next day. The next few days will be dedicated to Arsen’s artistic work, so we will, among other things, show some successful films for which Arsen wrote music. In the coming days, the complete program will be announced, which will follow the official opening,” concluded Gorana Barišić Bačelić, director of the Sibenik Fortress of Culture.

The space is divided into two parts: the entrance hall with a restaurant and cloakroom and the hall space. At the same time, the upper floor is intended for contractors and technicians and is easily accessible for all their needs, thanks to the elevator. The hall is equipped according to high production standards – lighting and audio equipment. Special emphasis should be placed on the modular floor, allowing the quick and easy transformation of space, making this hall unique in Croatia.

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