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Zagreb Badel Site Redevelopment Competition

The Zagreb Society of Architects(DAZ), acting as Organizer and Manager on behalf of The City of Zagreb is launching an open, on-line, one-stage, anonymous, ideas Competition for the urban-architectural conceptual design for the Zagreb Badel Site redevelopment. More information find on the official web site of the Competition. The deadline for submission of competition entries is on Thursday, 5 April 2012 at 12.00 CET. Competitors may make inquiries until Wednesday, 22 February 2012. For more information, please visit their website here. Images of the site can be viewed after the break.

“Janko Gredelj” Area Mixed Use Design / Hrvoje Sedlić

Courtesy of Hrvoje Sedlić
Courtesy of Hrvoje Sedlić

Hrvoje Sedlić shared with us a proposal for a mixed use design in an industrial area in Croatia.The project site is on the east part of Zagreb`s horizontal axis. It`s located next to an industrial area of “Janko Gredelj”, but due to a ghetto type organization of that still active industry (a big wall surrounding it), these two spaces were never perceived as one. But like any other industry infrastructure being so close to the city center, it will be dislocated . At that moment, a huge amount of space (20 ha) is opened to be integrated to the city, with a size potential to house any activity and content. More images and project description after the break.

Croatian Bishop Conference Building / Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb

  • Architects: Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Project Team: Sonja Tadej, Marija Grković, Zvonimir Pavković, Željko Pavlović, Davor Pavlović
  • Client: Croatian Bishop's Conference
  • Area: 11900.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Miro Martinić

© Miro Martinić © Miro Martinić © Miro Martinić © Miro Martinić

Think Space: Unconference - ‛Beyond the Borders’

Courtesy of Zagreb Society of Architects
Courtesy of Zagreb Society of Architects

Zagreb Society of Architects is opening the call for the final event of the annual cycle of The Borders competitions. They are inviting you to the First Think Space Unconference – ‛Beyond the Borders’ on November 18 – 20 in Lauba House, People and Art House, Zagreb, Croatia. Following the four rounds of the conceptual architectural competitions, the final event will be organized together with an award ceremony and exhibition of projects submitted during the architectural competitions in the Think Space Program. Conceived as a series of highly interactive sessions for 300 participants who will lively discuss the topics from the competitions, the final event is planned in the form of the unconference. More information on the event after the break.

Sick Childcare Home Proposal / AVP_arhitekti

Courtesy of AVP_arhitekti
Courtesy of AVP_arhitekti

Within the location from which the project for the sick childcare home is designed, considering the delicate topic, the basic concept of AVP_arhitekti‘s design is site. All other concepts (space, building, construction, physical production, form design) are subject to that basic concept and are obliged to support it. Attention is directed to the welfare of children. Spaces, materials, and organizational schemes are designed to support the general atmosphere of tranquility, security, comfort, safe internal communication, linked external and internal spaces and intimate courtyards. The project thus possesses a modest significance of the preferred construction system, unusual geometry and coerced approach to plot which at the end are those (heavy, external) factors on which the concept is tested and detailed to a mathematical precision. More images and project description after the break.

Strojarska Business Center Proposal / SANGRAD Architects & AVP_Arhitekti

Courtesy of AVP_Arhitekti
Courtesy of AVP_Arhitekti

The project’s site is located within the boundaries of the southern part of Zagreb which is divided by the national railway. In many ways, this site was thought as part of the new Zagreb city urban concept. There are two important facts: the position on the margins of the traditional lower City and the structural composition and reference within the future new City. Both in this case determine the composition and character of the project, designed by SANGRAD Architects & AVP_Arhitekti. By raising or lowering the railway, several possibilities are opened in terms of linking the site with the central and northern part of the City. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences + Faculty of Teacher Education / Hildegard Auf–Franić, Tin Sven Franić, Vanja Rister

  • Architects: Hildegard Auf–Franić, Tin Sven Franić, Vanja Rister
  • Location: Rijeka, Croatia
  • Architects: Hildegard Auf–Franić, Tin Sven Franić, Vanja Rister
  • Collaborators: Ana Aščić, Marina Bertina,Tamara Brixy, Tajana Jaklenec, Vedrana Jančić, Luka Korlaet, Mia Roth Čerina
  • Structural Engineer: Eugen Gajšak, G.I.F. d.o.o., Zagreb
  • Mechanical Engineer: Ivan Cetinić
  • Electrical Engineer: Elag d.o.o., Zagreb
  • Client: University of Rijeka
  • Contractor: Lavčević–inženjering d.o.o., Split
  • Area: 21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Robert Leš

© Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš

Lone Hotel / 3LHD

  • Architects: 3LHD
  • Location: Rovinj, Croatia
  • Architects: 3LHD
  • Project Team: Silvije Novak, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Marko Dabrović, Saša Begović, Ljiljana Đorđević, Ines Vlahović, Željko Mohorović, Krunoslav Szorsen, Nives Krsnik Rister, Dijana Vandekar, Tomislav Soldo, Ana Deg
  • Furniture Design: Numen/For Use - Sven Jonke, Nikola Radeljković, Christof Katzler
  • Project Team Collaborators: Margareta Spajić, Ana Coce, Dragana Šimić, Sanja Jasika, Eugen Popović, Leon Lazaneo, Ljerka Vučić
  • Landscape Design: Studio Kappo
  • Client: Maistra d.d.
  • Visual Identity: Bruketa & Žinić OM
  • Area: 29476.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Marko Dabrović, Cat Vinton, Nikola Radeljkovic

© Marko Dabrović © Cat Vinton © Cat Vinton © Cat Vinton

Wellness and Spa Lone / Studio 92

  • Architects: Studio 92
  • Location: Rovinj, Croatia
  • Architects: Studio 92 / Robert Dragogna, Ester Miletic
  • Design Team: Igor Miletic, Natali Zulijani, Serdo Ruzic, Dean Sosic, Goran Stanisic
  • Area: 1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of studio 92

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A Peripheral Moment

This book is an account of the highly productive decade of architectural experimentation in Croatia lodged between the violent break-up of Yugoslavia and their slow integration into the EU. Ivan Rupnik guides the reader through the emergence of this bizarre and fascinating architectural scene on the very edge of united Europe, utilizing Ljubo Karaman’s theory of the periphery as a distinct space of artistic production from that of the center or province, Manfredo Tafuri’s concept of architectural experimentation, as well contemporary notions of agency.

Back in 2009 we went to Croatia to see this architecture scene first hand, and we featured many of the projects presented in this book, that you can check out on our list of Croatian projects before you buy this book. Further info and photos after the break.

Agency for Inland Waterways / Urbane Tehnike

  • Architects: Urbane Tehnike
  • Location: Vukovar, Croatia
  • Client: City of Vukovar and Agency for Inland Waterways
  • Area: 2020.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Alan Vajdić

© Alan Vajdić © Alan Vajdić © Alan Vajdić © Alan Vajdić

Sopot Business Centre / Urbane Tehnike

© Freya
© Freya

Sopot Business Centre by Urbane Tehnike won 1st prize in the competition for  the business complex project in the center of Novi Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.  The concept is for the design of a simple glass cube, structured within the surface of prisms which is visually manipulated by its context. From the urban planning point of view, the cube is derived from the constant movement along the avenues and the silhouette of the city beyond. More on this project after the break.

Sopot Business Center / Studio za arhitekturu d.o.o.

Courtesy of Studio za arhitekturu d.o.o.
Courtesy of Studio za arhitekturu d.o.o.

Sopot Business Center by Studio za arhitekturu d.o.o. is the 2nd Prize winner of a competition for  Zagreb, Croatia.  It features a dynamic assortment of spaces that shift in section creating distinct open spaces that provide connections through the various parts of the complex. More on this project after the break.

Symposium: Ljubljana Days of Oris

Lada Hršak
Lada Hršak

This year, on Thursday 19 May, Ljubljana becomes the centre of architecture. The international symposium of architects Ljubljana Days of Oris is bringing to Ljubljana, for the fifth time, contact with cities worldwide and the contemporary world architectural scene. The symposium is conceived as a series of lectures by renowned architects. Through lectures and visual presentations they express their visions of architecture, design and culture in order to present their country of origin. At the same time they present problems faced in the realization of their work, and make a comparison to the current situation in our environment. Because of the audience’s already traditional enthusiasm, this symposium was visited last year by more than 600 people. This year, Ljubljana Days of Oris will present the following globally renowned names from the world of architecture: Miha Kajzelj (Slovenia), Lada Hršak (Croatia/Netherlands), Heinz Tesar (Austria) and Mansilla+Tuñón (Spain). The organizers of the event are ORIS House of Architecture and Association Trajekt. For more information click here.

Green Pavilion Restaurant / 3LHD

Courtesy of 3LHD
Courtesy of 3LHD

Croatian architects 3LHD shared with us their project Green Pavilion Restaurant, for which they received first prize in an invited competition during last year. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Downtown Apartment In Zagreb / Dva Arhitekta d.o.o.

  • Architects: Dva Arhitekta d.o.o.
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Architects: Dva Arhitekta d.o.o. - Tomislav Ćurković, Zoran Zidarić
  • Collaborator: Barbara Vuković
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Robert Leš

© Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš