Dom Mladih in Split. Homage to the Incomplete

architects Dinko Peračić, Miranda Veljačić
project Revitalisation project of Dom Mladih, Split, Croatia
written by Andreas Ruby, Ilka Ruby


Last year we visited Split for the first time. It was a dream come true for we had always wanted to see Diocletian’s Palace, that unique monument to the perennial nature of building and mind-blowing case study of an architecture that is first and foremost appropriation of the existing, transforming reality rather than pretending to create it. On the same trip we encountered a building that was not on our list of must-sees – though it should have been, because it interpreted the theme of Diocletian’s Palace in a radically contemporary way. It was an experience we were not prepared for.