University Library / njiric+ arhitekti

For njiric + arhitekti‘s library in , , the team worked with interpreting the local context as a “conflict of two matrices – the urban and suburban in the east to the west.”   The new library emerges at the crossroads of these two different zones.   With emphasis on the erosion of public space and an explosion of new technologies, the library becomes a series of environments with access to different activities.   In this way, the library becomes a host for different purposes, for instance, “the library = market = hotel = shopping. ”  The Mediterranean variant for the library is based on the density and the interdependencies between the university building, student hostels, major public buildings, and the diverse landscape structure.

More images after the break.

Za(breg) 2012 / njiric+ arhitekti

njiric+ arhitekti‘s design for a large stadium has been nicknamed as the “Blue Volcano” by the public and the press, an overwhelming built form that creates a presence in the city, a new landmark for the area.  The stadium was conceived not as a building typology but rather as a topography. Using the natural undulation of the landscape, the new civic arena is housed within an artificial hill made of recycled rubber and blue pigment sprayed onto corrugated sheets.

More about the stadium after the break.

Zagreb Pavilion by njiric + arhitekti for sale on eBay

1258991683-151009070379a-528x385Designed for the “44th Salon”, an architecture show in Croatia, the pavilion designed by njiric + arhitekti (featured on ArchDaily) is currently on sale on eBay.

The Pavilion is approximately 24ft across and 38ft high, and is built using framing, with acrylic sidings and interior and aluminum siding. Inside is the dome is placeholder for video projection equipment so this can be used for multimedia exhibitions. The starting bid is US$ 100.000 and there’s a little less than a month to bid.

To bid or find more information, click here.

Rural Mat / njiric+ arhitekti

© Domagoj Blazevic
© Domagoj Blazevic

Architects: njiric+ arhitekti doo
Location: ,
Architects in Charge: Hrvoje Njirić, Helena Sterpin
Project Team: David Kabalin, Vedran Skopac, Davor Busnja, Igor Ekstajn, Ljiljana Gasi, Tena Zic, Diego Pereira, Diego Labbé
Structure: G&F d.o.o., Eugen Gajsak
Site Supervisor: Gark d.o.o. – Kruno Komesar dipl.ing, Zoran Skrepnik dipl.ing.
Client: Titan d.o.o.
Contractor: Ravago d.o.o.
Project Area: 3,500 sqm
Budget: 3,000,000 €
Project Year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Domagoj Blazevic

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AD Interviews: Hrvoje Njiric / njiric+ arhitekti

During my visit to for CIP Talks, everyone kept recommending me to meet Hrvoje Njiric. Partner of njiric+ arhitekti, his recent works are very good examples on residential and educational architecture. He won -among other awards- the 2006 Zagreb Salon Grand Prix, which resulted on the Zagreb 09 Pavilion we featured last week.

In parallel to his remarkable architectural production, Hrvoje is also very related to architectural education, being a visiting critic at the HAB Weimar, the ETSAB Barcelona, the TU Wien, the AA School of Architecture London, the ETH Zuerich, the Strathclyde University of Glasgow, Politecnico di Milano and the Southeast University of Nanjing, ETSAM Madrid and the William Lyon Somerville Visiting Lectureship at the University of Calgary. He has alsodirected international workshops in Zagreb, Merano, Maribor, Gorizia, Barcelona, Brescia, Unije, Santiago de Chile, La Coruna, Aarhus, Trieste, Kriva Palanka, Rijeka and Calgary.

I had the chance to briefly meet him on a sunny day in Zagreb, and we talked under his pavilion about the usual things we ask. But I feel that the interview doesn´t reflect his passion for architecture, and also for teaching, something you could feel just by talking with him.

On the next days we are bringing more projects and built works by him, so stay tuned.

Interview available in High Definition at Vimeo.

Medo Brundo Kindergarten / njiric+ arhitekti

© Domagoj Blazevic
© Domagoj Blazevic

Architects: njiric+ arhitekti doo
Location: ,
Architects in Charge: Hrvoje Njirić, Davor Busnja
Structure: G&F – Eugen Gajsak, Zagreb
Services: SM Inzenjering – Slavko Mamic / HIT Projekt – Slavko Simunovic / ELAG – Zvonimir Gajsak
Client: Grad Zagreb
Contractor: Jelacic d.o.o.
Project Area: 2,300 sqm
Budget: 900 €/sqm
Project Year: 2005
Construction Year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Domagoj Blazevic & njiric+ arhitekti

© Domagoj Blazevic © Domagoj Blazevic © Domagoj Blazevic © Domagoj Blazevic

Zagreb Pavilion / njiric+ arhitekti

© Matko Stankovic
© Matko Stankovic

Architects: njiric+ arhitekti doo
Location: , Croatia
Architects in Charge: Hrvoje Njirić, Vedran Škopac, Nikola Fabijanic
Lighting: LUMENART doo, Pula
Scientific Support: Ivan Rupnik, Zagreb–Harvard
Consultant: TOM dd, Uskoplje-G.Vakuf, BiH
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Matko Stankovic & Domagoj Blazevic

© Matko Stankovic © Matko Stankovic © Matko Stankovic © Domagoj Blazevic