During my visit to Croatia 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.