Badel Block Complex Proposal / SANGRAD Architects + AVP Arhitekti

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The design proposal by SANGRAD Architects + AVP Arhitekti for the Block Complex, a mixed-use project within the city center of Zagreb, Croatia, consists of enclosing the continuity of the existing block and positioning the vertical into its center. Following the instinct of creating a free, public space as large as possible, and yet also in keeping with the proposed program, with uniform treatment of the existing urban archaeology, represents the main guidelines of this concept. More images and architects’ description after the break.

“Step Inside a Creative Mind” Installation / Prodigium

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Held during the Fashion Industry Days, the “Step Inside a Creative Mind” installation by Prodigium allowed young designers to showcase their most intimate thoughts (their collections) and bring them to life for the public. It was up to the architect to design a highly flexible open space, where young designers would set up shop and random people could wander around and shop. A space that was inexpensive yet “hip” enough to attract passers-by that might be interested in fashion. The dome as a starting point reminded the architect of a giant head emerged in the vast plateau on the main square, and he felt that the dome should sub-serve as a beacon instead of merely a confinement of the exhibition space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Jelenovac Residence / DVA Arhitekta

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Architects: DVA Arhitekta – Tomislav Ćurković, Zoran Zidarić
Location: , Croatia
Client: Private
Collaborator: Maja Markus, m.arch
Completion: 2011
Total Floor Area: 400 sqm
Photographs: Robert Leš

Bus Station in Osijek / Rechner

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Architects: Rechner
Location: ,
Client: Osijek koteks
Team Architects: Predrag Rechner, Bruno Rechner, Ines Pelzer
Site area: 21,199 sqm
Built area: 11,066 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic

Tuskanac Residence / DVA Arhitekta

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Architects: DVA Arhitekta  - Tomislav Curkovic / Zoran Zidaric
Location: , Croatia
Client: Private
Collaborator: Barbara Vukovic, m.arch
Completion: 2010
Site area: 1,300 sqm
Total floor area: 590 sqm
Photographs: Robert Les

Vrbani Business Center / NFO

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The proposal for the Vrbani Business Center by NFO in , aims to solve its inner urbanism within itself and set the guidelines for the development of the surrounding area. They do so through a cube form set on the site while passages carve within the closed volume to emphasize directions from the environment and, at the same time, pull users closer to the internal context of the new structure. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Zagreb Badel Site Redevelopment Competition

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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 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.

Veli VRH Elementary School / Randic Turato

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Architects: Saša Randić, Idis Turato
Location: Pula,
Site area: 26,164.5 sqm
Built area: 8,535 sqm
Completion: September 2010
Collaborators: Ana Staničić, Gordan Resan, Gorjana Drašković, Maja Ivanovski, Janko Jelić, , Ida Križaj, Darko Kuiš, Ivan Arbanas, Damir Šiljeg, Andrija Čuljak
Photographs: Domagoj Blažević, Želimir Gržančić and Sandro Lendler

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“Janko Gredelj” Area Mixed Use Design / Hrvoje Sedlić

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Hrvoje Sedlić shared with us a proposal for a mixed use design in an industrial area in .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.

Spectator Group’s Headquarters / Studio Up

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Architects: Studio Up / Lea Pelivan + Toma Plejić
Location: Zagreb,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 5,300 sqm
Photographs: Robert Leš

P10 Mixed Use Building / Studio Up

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Architects: Studio Up / Lea Pelivan + Toma Plejic
Location: , Croatia
Project Team: Lea Pelivan, Toma Plejic, Sasa Relic, Marina Zajec, Mojca Smode, Antun Sevsek, Marko Rukavina, Ida Krizaj
Client: Oramont d.o.o., Split
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 21,600 sqm
Photographs: Robert Leš

Hostel Golly±Bossy / Studio Up

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Architects: Studio Up / Lea Pelivan+Toma Plejić
Location: ,
Client: SAFIR d.o.o., Vukovarska 148, Split
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1360 sqm
Photographs: Robert Leš

Black House / DVA ARHITEKTA

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Architects: DVA ARHITEKTA
Location: Zagreb,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 590 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of DVA Arhitekta

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

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Architects: University of , The Faculty of Architecture, Institute for Architectural Design / prof. Nenad Fabijanić
Location: , Croatia
Client: Croatian Bishop’s Conference
Project Team: Sonja Tadej, Marija Grković, Zvonimir Pavković, Željko Pavlović, Davor Pavlović
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 11,900 sqm
Photographs: Miro Martinić

Think Space: Unconference – ‛Beyond the Borders’

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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

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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

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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 & 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

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Architects: Hildegard Auf–Franić, Tin Sven Franić,
Location: Rijeka, Croatia
Client: University of Rijeka
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.,
Mechanical Engineer: Ivan Cetinić
Electrical Engineer: Elag d.o.o., Zagreb
Contractor: Lavčević–inženjering d.o.o., Split
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 21,000 sqm
Photographs: Robert Leš