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Centre for Humanities

Humanistični center

Upon the successful completion of renovation of the Tiepolo-Gravisi Townhouse in Koper, the Science and Research Centre (ZRS) Koper has gained its first new proprietary facility and unit in over 20 years: the ZRS Koper Centre for Humanities (HUM ZRS Koper).

The HUM ZRS Koper complex, located at 6 Kreljeva Street (formerly, Carlo Combi Street), is set in the very heart of Koper, in a narrow alley in the south-eastern part of the old town centre, and is reminiscent of the history of Koper-Capodistria as well as the architecture of Istrian coastal towns.

The renovated townhouse is a compound of several different buildings, of which the two forming the western and eastern wings have older mediaeval layouts. The two wings were later joined into an interesting, yet never completed Baroque palazzo, which exhibits all the principal features of the finest Venetian bourgeois architecture. Specifically, the entrance hall in the central part of the building on the ground floor, and above it the main hall as the central room of the piano nobile, which features a mezzanine with a circumambulatory balcony and is open to the roof truss above. The entrance hall and the main hall are connected by an exemplary quarter-turn dual staircase in stone with a wooden balustrade.

The HUM ZRS Koper building and individual rooms are available for hire as venues for conferences, symposiums, lecture-style activities, workshops, training, and other types of events. See below for information on the venues, pricing, and venue hire policy.