Veli VRH Elementary School / Randic Turato

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Architects: Saša Randić, Idis Turato
Location: ,
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, Hrvoje Sedlić, Ida Križaj, Darko Kuiš, Ivan Arbanas, Damir Šiljeg, Andrija Čuljak
Photographs: Domagoj Blažević, Želimir Gržančić and Sandro Lendler

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Zagrad Center / Randić & Turato

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Architects: Randić & Turato / Saša Randić and Idis Turato
Location: ,
Collaborators: Leora Drazul, Ana Stanicic, Sinisa Glusica, Iva Cuzela (Technical Architects)
Contractor: Dragan Ribaric
Client: Austrograd d.o.o. Rijeka
Project Area: 18,000 sqm
Construction date: 2007
Photographs: Robert Leš

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Agaticeva St. / Randić & Turato


Architects: Randić & Turato / Saša Randić and Idis Turato
Location: ,
Collaborator: Gordan Resan
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Robert Leš

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Adris Group Building / Randić & Turato


Randić & Turato shared their competition entry for the new Adris Group headquarters in .   The architects investigated corporate office typology and its ability to generate public space when designing the proposal.  ”Instead of building a structure on the perimeter of the block, that creates a characteristic configuration with public street on the outside and enclosed private court on the inside,  the concept raises the program in a structure that hovers over the existing block,” explained the architects.  In this way, the ground floor is completely accessible to the public creating a covered square below the new office building.   The structure is supported by our sets of large steel columns that hold the building’s independent geometries. Each of these “legs” are programmed with ground level activities while the offices are organized within a horizontal framing structure.

More about the design after the break.

Katarina Frankopan Kindergarten / Randić & Turato


Architects: Randić & Turato / Saša Randić and Idis Turato
Location: Krk Island,
Project team: Ana Stanicic, Gordan Resan, Iva Franolic, Janko Jelic
Project Area: 1,725 sqm
Construction date: 2009
Photographs: Robert Leš

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Pope John Paul II Hall / Randić & Turato

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Architects: Randić & Turato / Saša Randić and Idis Turato
Location: ,
Project team: Sinisa Glusica, Gordan Resan, Iva Cuzela-Bilac, Ana Stanicic (Technical Architects)
Contractor: Aljosa Travas
Client: Franciscan monastery Trsat
Total built surface: 1,048 sqm
Design year: 2003
Construction date: 2008
Photographs: Robert Leš

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Lapidarium Museum / Randić & Turato


Architects: Randić & Turato / Saša Randić and Idis Turato
Location: Novigrad,
Client: Town Novigrad
Collaborator: Leora Drazul (Technical Architect)
Construction: Dragan Ribaric
Commission type: Invited Competition
Project Area: 780 sqm
Project year: 2003
Construction year: 2006
Photographs: Randić & Turato

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Elementary school Fran Krsto Frankopan / Randić & Turato

© Robert Leš
© Robert Leš

Architects: Randić & Turato / Saša Randić and Idis Turato
Location: City of Krk, Island Krk, HR,
Project team: Leora Dražul, Marko Derenčinović, Zvonimir Sabljak (site supervision)
Contractor: G.P., Krk
Client: City of Krk
Site area: 5,575 sqm
Total built surface: 4,300 sqm
Design year: 2003
Construction date: 2005
Photographs: Robert Leš

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Croatia: CIP Talks and new architecture

Zamet Center / 3LHD
Zamet Center / 3LHD

During these days I´m in Zagreb, 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 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 /

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 Rijeka, 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.