Lone Outdoor Pools / 3LHD

© Siniša Gulić

Architects: 3LHD
Location: Šetalište Lona, 52210, , Croatia
Area: 2473.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Siniša Gulić, Joao Morgado

Amarin Apartment Village / 3LHD

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Architects: 3LHD
Location: Ulica Giosue Carduccia 4, 52210, ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of 3LHD

House V2 / 3LHD

© Marko Ercegovic

Architects: 3LHD
Location: ,
Proyect Team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Romana Ilic, Marin Mikelic, Ivana Dabrovic / Ecoing d.o.o., Kristina Vidic 
Area: 959 sqm
Photographs: Marko Ercegovic

House U / 3LHD

© Damir Fabijanić

Architects: 3LHD
Location: , Croatia
Design Team: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Ivana Dabrović, Kristina Vidić, Romana Ilić, Ines Vlahović
Area: 468 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Damir Fabijanić

Ski Restaurant Raduša / 3LHD

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Architects: 3LHD
Location: Uskoplje, Gornji Vakuf,
Project Team: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Vibor Granić, Ines Vlahović
Area: 420 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of 3LHD

Lone Hotel / 3LHD

© Marko Dabrović (1)
© Marko Dabrović

Architects: 3LHD
Location: , Croatia
Client: Maistra d.d.
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 29,476 sqm
Photographs: Marko Dabrović, Cat Vinton, Nikola Radeljkovic

Created by a team of renowned Croatian creatives comprised of a new generation of architects, conceptual artists, product, fashion and graphic designers, Hotel Lone is the first design hotel in Croatia, and is situated in the Monte Mulini forest park. This park is one of Rovinj’s most attractive tourist zones, located in the immediate vicinity of the legendary Eden Hotel and the new Monte Mulini hotel. The surrounding grounds and parkland is a unique and protected region of the Monte
Mulini forest on the Lone Bay.

© Marko Dabrović (2) © Marko Dabrović (4) © Marko Dabrović (6) © Marko Dabrović (10)

Green Pavilion Restaurant / 3LHD

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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.

Video: Zamet Centre / 3LHD

recently shared with us this video of Zamet Centre. The film combines photographs by Domagoj Blazevic, Damir Fabijanic, archive, aerial footage from Hrg, and videographers Mladen Kostanjsek and Marko Stanic. Directed by Vladislav Knezevic, the video editor was Mario Kalogjera and the sound design was done by Vjeran Salamon.

For a full article on Zamet Centre, images and drawings check out our feature here.

Building of the Year 2009, Sports: Zamet Centre / 3LHD

© Domagoj Blazevic

Project name: Zamet Centre
Program: Public, cultural, business, sport
Location: B. Vidas Street, Zamet, , Croatia
Architect: 3LHD - Sasa Begovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica, Zvonimir Marcic, Leon Lazaneo, Eugen Popovic, Nives Krsnik Rister, Andrea Vukojic
Project year: 2004-2008
Construction:  Dec 2007,  October 2009
Site area: 12.289 m2
Size: 16.830 m2
Footprint: 4.724 m2
Budget: 20 mil €
Client: Grad Rijeka / Rijeka Sport d.o.o.
Main contractor: GP Krk

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AD Interviews: 3LHD

My first encounter with the new breed of Croatian architects was with 3LHD, a young firm ran by Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tanja Grozdanic and Silvije Novak. The partners got together while still students at the Architecture School in 1994, and thanks to the croatian competition system they were able to do their first public works, starting with the Memorial Bridge in Rijeka (1997). After that, the firm has been involved in several public works such as a stone Sports Hall in Bale, the Spaladium Center in Lora, and their latest realizations: Zamet Center in Rijeka and the Dance Center in Zagreb. In these projects, 3LHD has been able to develop new shapes that relate to a young nation.

But thanks to their awarded public buildings, the firm has also received commissions for office developments, hotels, and private houses: House K, House N and House V.

I really enjoyed my visit to this practice, and was very glad to see how a young practice (partners born between 1969-1971) can establish a collaborative working environment with a clear organization, that allows them to effectively manage a large team to work in different scales.

Zagreb Dance Center / 3LHD

© Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

Architects: 3LHD
Location: Zagreb,
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: 2003-2008
Construction year: 2005-2009
Photographs: Sandro Lendler

© Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler

Zamet Centre / 3LHD

© Domagoj Blazevic
© Domagoj Blazevic

Project name: Zamet Centre
Program: Public, cultural, business, sport
Location: B. Vidas Street, Zamet, , Croatia
Architect: 3LHD - Sasa Begovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica, Zvonimir Marcic, Leon Lazaneo, Eugen Popovic, Nives Krsnik Rister, Andrea Vukojic
Collaborators: Mateo Bilus, Building Physics / Details; Berislav Medic, UPI-2M, Structural Engineering; Branko Čorko, IPZ-elektroinzenjering 22, Electrical Engineering; Mario Lukenda, Termoinzenjering-projektiranje d.o.o., HVAC; Slavko Simunović, HIT PROJEKT, MEP Engineering – Plumbing; Nenad Semenov, PASTOR, sprinkler installation; Rok Pietri, LIFT MODUS, elevators; Zeljko Arbanas, IGH PC Rijeka, diaphragm wall; Zeljko Stipković, Fire Protection; Ivica Babic, Zavod za zastitu na radu Rijeka, Safety at Work; Marija Babojelic, Special Consultant – Cost Consultant; Ines Hrdalo, Landscape Architect; Damir Bralić, Lana Cavar i Narcisa Vukojevic, signage and environmental graphics design; Nikola Durek, “Typonine Zamet” typeface design
Project year: 2004-2008
Construction:  Dec 2007,  October 2009
Geolocation: 45-20-39 N, 14-24-0 E
Site area: 12.289 m2
Size: 16.830 m2
Volume: 88.075 m2
Footprint: 4.724 m2
Budget: 20 mil €
Client: Grad Rijeka / Rijeka Sport d.o.o.
Main contractor: GP Krk

© 3LHD © 3LHD © Domagoj Blazevic © Domagoj Blazevic

AD Round Up: 3LHD

Since ArchDaily’s David Basulto is currently in Croatia participating at CIP Talks 2009, we decided to show you some croatian architecture. So to start this week’s Round Up, we bring you previously featured projects from 3LHD.

1Sports Hall Bale
Bale is a small place with a population of 1000 people. The new sports hall is adjacent to the old school, and due to the size of the village itself where this building is the second largest after the church, it will also be used as a public facility for various social gatherings. The size of the building has been defined by the basketball playground (read more…)

2House V
House “V” was designed in order to satisfy the needs of a family. Applying communication between the common and individual rooms, the facilities and functions of the space have been connected into a single unit that creates a comfortable living area for a family. The house is situated beneath mountain Medvednica (read more…)

3Spaladium Center
Spaladium Center, sports and business complex is located on the northern part of the Split peninsula, in the vicinity of Poljud, a sports complex with a football field and pool built for The Mediterranean Games in 1979. Spaladium Centar consists of a handball arena for 12,000 spectators, a wellness center, a sky bar and a restaurant (read more…)

4House N
Pantovčak, one of Zagreb’s most prestigious streets, which rests below the gaze of Sljeme, has been lined with freestanding family houses for decades. With its sculpted gardens and comfortable spaces between buildings, it exudes all of the admirable qualities of a pleasantly livable urban residential drive (read more…)

5House K
Family house K is situated on a large residential plot on a moderate eastern-facing slope at the edge of a forest near the base of Sljeme hill. By placing the object next to the street in the north-western corner of the plot, preference was given to a beautiful forest view; the uneven terrain was used as a means of developing the object’s volume (read more…)

Croatia: CIP Talks and new architecture

Zamet Center / 3LHD
Zamet Center / 3LHD

During these days I´m in , Croatia, participating at CIP Talks 2009, an architecture conference organized by CIP Magazine. The list of lecturers at the conference include renowned architects, such as  Mauricio Pezo & Sofía von Ellrichshausen (PvE), Jan Neutelings (Neutelings & Riedjik), Mark Lee (Johnston & MarkLee, interview here), Shohei Shigematsu (OMA, interview here), Carme Pinós, Arnaud Billard (Transsolar), Mikkel Frost (CEBRA), STUDIO UP (winners of the Emerging Architect MvE Award with their Gymnasium), Joseph Grima (Director of the Storefront Gallery, interview here), among other european and US architects.

Also, during these days we find the Croatian Architectural Triennale, the launch of Pogledaj.to a new local website for architecture, a new book on Croatian architecture, the opening of a new pavilion on the center of the city… an intense dose of architecture that we will be reporting during the following days.

Pope John Paul II Chapel / Randic Turato
Pope John Paul II Chapel / Randic Turato

I will be visiting and interviewing local practices such as 3LHDRandic TuratoStudio UPNjiric + Njiric, and more, to bring you more and more projects.

Yesterday I went to the coastal city of , and visited three interesting projects by 3LHD and Randic Turato. See the photographs after the break, and expect the usual complete posting with all the info on these projects sometime during this week.

Polyclinic / 3LHD Architects


Our friends from 3LHD shared their awarded competition proposal for a private medical center for Firule in Split, .  The is situated close to the sea and its fresh air, near an existing hospital complex.

More about the clinic after the break.

Business Center Miramare / 3LHD

Architects: 3LHD
Location: ,
Project team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Tin Kavuric, Josko Kotula, Krunoslav Szörsen
Collaborators: Freya (3D), Tehnicke konstrukcije doo, Nikola Miletic, Gadaf Zulbeari
Project year: 2009
Site area: 4,037 sqm
Gross floor area: 37,040 sqm (23,940 + 13,100 underground)
Footprint: 2,084 sqm
Images: 3LHD

House K / 3LHD

Architects: 3LHD
Location: , Croatia
Project team: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica, Zvonimir Marčić
Project team Collaborators: Romana Ilić, Ivan Milonja, Ana Penavić
Project year: 2004-2005
Construction year: 2005-2008
Site area: 1,110 sqm
Gross floor area: 595 sqm
Footprint: 317 sqm
Photographs: Damir Fabijanic

House N / 3LHD

Architects: 3LHD
Location: , Croatia
Project team: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Josipa Knez, Paula Kukuljica
Project team Collaborators: Romana Ilić, Lucija Staničić
Collaborators: Mateo Biluš, , fizika zgrade / projekt detalja; Ivan Palijan, Palijan, projekt konstrukcije; Miroslav Janičijević, Bramini d.o.o., projekt strojarskih instalacija; Branko Čorko, IPZ-elektroinženjering 22, projekt elektroinstalacija; Vedran Vrabec, Avoka, projekt vodovoda i kanalizacije; Eugen Zeneral, Schrack Energietechnik, pametna kuća; Milivoj Kovačić, ELTEH, tehnička zaštita; Štefica Prosinečki, , konzultant troškova; Ines Hrdalo, , uređenje krajobraza
Main Contractor: KAMGRAD
Project year: 2005-2006
Construction year: 2006-2008
Site area: 746 sqm
Gross floor area: 480 sqm
Footprint: 175 sqm
Photographs: Damir Fabijanic