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Zagreb Dance Center / 3LHD

  • 01:00 - 2 December, 2009
Zagreb Dance Center / 3LHD
Zagreb Dance Center / 3LHD, © Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zagreb, Croatia
  • Project Team

    Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Jasminka Jug, Zorislav Petric, Zeljko Mohorovic, Dijana Vandekar, Marin Mikelic
  • Client

    City of Zagreb
  • Site Area

    1,360 sqm
  • Project Area

    1,438 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Construction Year

  • Area

    1360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. The opening of big movieplex cinemas in Zagreb has led to the dying out of old cinema theatres in the city centre. The City of Zagreb, who is the owner of the old cinema Lika, decided to reuse the space for new cultural facilities. In that scenario old cinema Lika was given the role of a new dance centre.

Fifty years of contemporary dance culture in Zagreb has produced about 40 dance troops, with this project all of them will have a new home in the city centre. The cinema is located in a derelict residential block only 100 meters away from the Zagreb’s main square. The entire project’s program is determined by the gross developed area defined in the master plan and it places the project in the old cinema shell. The new dance centre which will house numerous dancers, choreographers, art troops and companies will have three multipurpose studios (one large studio with 150 telescopic seats and two smaller training studios), three spacious dressing rooms, bathrooms, storages for props and technology and office spaces.

© Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

The only new architectural element of the centre is the new entrance lobby, a polyvalent space in the service of communication and meeting with a cafe, library and a video store. It was interpolated on the basis of almost default parameters of the existing neighbouring houses. The volume and its broken also form suggest dance movement and they are a new sign and connection element between the courtyard and the roof terrace. The roof terrace is the final element of the centre and an important part of the project of preservation and restoration of Zagreb last open roof stage.

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Stephanie Laura · October 24, 2011

I swear this is all homework related! #designstudent Zagreb Dance Center / 3LHD | ArchDaily via @archdaily

Boxer · December 12, 2009

very good floor plan.

matej · December 07, 2009


dzo · December 03, 2009

Vec neko vreme iz Hrvatske dolaze dosta dobri projekti,ovo je svakako jedan od njih. Fasada na prvoj fotki mi se ne dopada ali mi je enterijer vise nego interesantan.

Filip · December 04, 2009 12:09 PM

Interesantan je i lijepo tece, ali se covjeku zavrti u glavi kad se krece medju zidovima od perforiranog lima koji stoje na crnoj pozadini (moje iskustvo neki dan). Mislim da to nije bas sretno odabran materijal...


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