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Multiplan Arhitekti Wins Competition for New Gallery in Zagreb

Multiplan Arhitekti Wins Competition for New Gallery in Zagreb
Multiplan Arhitekti Wins Competition for New Gallery in Zagreb, © Jan Jazbec
© Jan Jazbec

Multiplan Arhitekti have shared with us their competition-winning design for an art gallery on one of Zagreb's most prominent streets. The ALUARTFORUM gallery, designed for the University of Zagreb and located next to the existing Academy of Fine Arts, will fill one of the last remaining open spaces on Ilica Street.

More on the design of the gallery after the break

© Jan Jazbec © Jan Jazbec © Jan Jazbec © Jan Jazbec + 9

© Jan Jazbec
© Jan Jazbec

The design of the gallery is largely dictated by the 'gallery path', an almost ceremonial entrance way which leads the visitor around the building and up onto the main entrance on a balcony overlooking the street. The architect describes the path as an element which helps the visitor "turn away from the public and enter more privately, intimately" into the gallery.

The entrance pathway also features a sloped outdoor seating area that can serve as an almost theatrical space, allowing the gallery to host events and talks which contributes to its ambition of being a forum for art.

© Jan Jazbec
© Jan Jazbec

On the street level, a glazed ground floor gives passers-by a view into the gallery, but denies them an entrance. Their curiosity guides them onto the path which encompasses the building before reaching the entrance.

Elsewhere, the building asserts its importance with an almost monolithic character, standing apart from the line of buildings on Ilica Street. The travertine facade adds to this monolithic character.

© Jan Jazbec
© Jan Jazbec
  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Ilica Street, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Ales Znidarsic, Katja Zlajpah, Gasper Fabijan, Vesna Vranicar, Andrea Donatovic Poljicak
  • Structural engineering

    Janko Mele
  • Mechanical engineering

    ISP d.o.o.
  • Structural physics

    Peter Zargi
  • Client

    University of Zagreb
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
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Cite: Rory Stott. "Multiplan Arhitekti Wins Competition for New Gallery in Zagreb" 13 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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