After five years of construction, the T. G. Masaryk Czech Home in Rijeka was officially opened on September 19, 2009, during the celebration of the 15th anniversary of Czech Beseda Rijeka, in the presence of over 300 guests from the Czech Republic and Croatia.
The project designer was Mrs. Grazia Triccoli, owner of the company "Tiora," which was also the supervisor of construction.
So far, more than 6.4 million Croatian Kuna was invested in the building of the Czech Home. The City of Rijeka co-financed the Czech home with 1.96 million Kuna, the Croatian Government with 1.05 million Kuna, the Czech Republic helped with 754,900 Kuna , Primorsko-Goranska County with 700,000 Kuna , the contribution of the Czech Union in Croatia amounted to 510,000 Kuna, and Croatian Council for National minorities contributed 470,000 Kuna. Members of the Czech Beseda Rijeka along with numerous friends and supporters have contributed 700,000 Kuna, while the rest was covered from the donations of individuals and local governments , NGOs and all others who have recognized the importance and value of this property. Members of Czech Beseda Rijeka also contributed to the construction of the home with more than 8,000 hours of volunteer work .
Home has 11,324 square feet (1,052m2) of useful space and was built on a plot of about 16,000 ft2 (1,500m2) on three floors. The basement contains dressing rooms, a library, a wardrobe, laundry and ironing room, two kitchenettes, toilets, storage areas, a restaurant with a large kitchen, and a rehearsals hall. On the ground floor there is a large hall with a stage, sanitary area for the disabled, club room and entrance hall - showroom. The first floor has bedrooms and bathroom facilities - hostel.
Spaces in the Home (the large hall with stage, small rehearsal room, and hostel) are available for rent, for purposes of rehearsals of cultural and artistic associations or organization of performances and programs, conferences, meetings, family celebratins , etc. , as well as for accommodation during stay in Rijeka.
If you are interested in renting the space, please contact Czech Beseda Rijeka at +385 51 373 587 or (mobile) +385 99 804 3500.