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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.

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.

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

Square in Space / Ivan Filipivoc

Courtesy of Ivan Filipivoc
Courtesy of Ivan Filipivoc

Ivan Filipivoc has shared with us this preliminary project for a crafts center in Zagreb, Croatia. Deriving its inspiration from one of the oldest crafts – blacksmithing, the architecture bears a strong symbolism to this act of making. More on the project after the break.

Podfuscak Residence / Dva Arhitekta

  • Architects: Dva Arhitekta
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Architects: Tomislav Ćurković, Zoran Zidarić / Dva Arhitekta
  • Collaborator: Maja Markus
  • Client: Damir Sabol
  • Area: 774.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Robert Leš

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

Paromlin Baths / NFO

Courtesy of NFO
Courtesy of NFO

Croatian architects NFO shared with us their first prize project for the international competition in the location of an old steam mill in Zagreb, Croatia. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Zadar Library / SANGRAD architects and AVP_arhitekti

Courtesy of AVP_arhitekti
Courtesy of AVP_arhitekti

Vedran Pedišić, (SANGRAD architects), Emil Špirić, Erick Velasco Farrera and Juan Jose Nunez Andrade (AVP_arhitekti) have submitted their competition proposal for the University of Zadar Library in Zagreb, Croatia. The project received was awarded with an honorable mention. Images of the proposal and the architect’s description after the break.

Cascade Commercial Center / Radionica Arhitekture

  • Architects: Radionica Arhitekture
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Project Team: Blanka Gutschy, Vedrana Ivanda, Kristina Jeren, Goran Rako, Nenad Ravnić, Josip Sabolić, Marusja Tus
  • Structural Engineering: Branko Galic
  • Area: 18000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Boris Cvjetanovic

© Boris Cvjetanovic © Boris Cvjetanovic © Boris Cvjetanovic © Boris Cvjetanovic

Zagreb Crafts Centre / SANGRAD architects and AVP_arhitekti

Courtesy of AVP_arhitekti
Courtesy of AVP_arhitekti

Vedran Pedišić, Mladen Hofmann (SANGRAD architects), and Emil Špirić and Erick Velasco Farrera (AVP_arhitekti) shared with us their winning proposal for the New Zagreb Crafts Centre Competition in Croatia. The architects presented an introverted island organized around the central public communications and spaces. See more images and architect’s description after the break.

Parish Church of St Luke the Evangelist / Roman Vukoja & Robert Kriznjak

  • Architects: Roman Vukoja & Robert Kriznjak
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Architects: Roman Vukoja & Robert Križnjak
  • Collaborators: Martina Križnjak, Ana Iskra (Ured ovlaštenog arhitekta Robert Križnjak, Croatia)
  • Structural Engineer: Pero Šarušic ( Pprojekt d.o.o., Croatia)
  • Contractor: Josip Švenda (Team d.d., Croatia)
  • Client: Mr Josip Horvat (Zagreb Archdiocese, St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Travno quarter, Zagreb)
  • Area: 2100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Ivica Bralic

© Ivica Bralic © Ivica Bralic © Ivica Bralic © Ivica Bralic

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 aluminium sheets.

More about the stadium after the break.