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Croatioan Pavilion, photo by Zelimir Grzancic

This year’s Croatian Pavilion for the Biennale of Venice was designed by a group of 14 leading Croatian architects, amongst them our friends of 3LHD Architects. The floating construction was built up on an existing barge in the harbour of Reijka and was afterwards shipped through the Adriatic Sea to Venice. The structure is welded from 30 tons of Q385 wire mesh in more than 40 layers, they form – due to varying contours – the interior spaces. The Pavilion with the Croatian exhibition is open at the Croatian venue at the Arsenale.

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The Austrian/Croatian designstudio For Use/Numen presented their impressing tape installation during this year’s DMY festival in Berlin. Due to the large area it was not possible to mount the installation as it was conceived like a kind of parasite, site specific object, which uses the existing architecture as docking units. Instead it was built into a custom scaffolding construction, executed within four days (approximately 160 working hours) utilizing almost 700 conventional transparent tapes (45 km of tape).





“The tendons of multiple layers of transparent adhesive tape are firstly stretched in between a construction. The following continuous wrapping of tendons results in a complex, amorphous surface through the process reminiscent of growing of organic forms. The idea for the installation originates in a set design concept for a dance performance in which the form evolves from the movement of the dancers between the pillars. The dancers are stretching the tape while they move, so the resulting shape is a (tape) recording of the choreography”, the designers explain.






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Fri 4.12.

Zagreb Dance Center by 3LHD (CRO)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.12.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

The Croatian architects of 3LHD recently unveiled the new Dance Center in Zagreb. The project is a conversion of an old cinema.

Zagreb Dance Center by 3LHD, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center by 3LHD, photo by Sandro Lendler

Here is what the architects explain:

“The opening of big movieplex cinemas in Zagreb has led to the dying out of old cinema theatres in the city centre. The City of Zagreb, who is the owner of the old cinema Lika, decided to reuse the space for new cultural facilities. In that scenario old cinema Lika was given the role of a new dance centre.”

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

“Fifty years of contemporary dance culture in Zagreb has produced about 40 dance troops, with this project all of them will have a new home in the city centre. The cinema is located in a derelict residential block only 100 meters away from the Zagreb’s main square. The entire project’s program is determined by the gross developed area defined in the master plan and it places the project in the old cinema shell. The new dance centre which will house numerous dancers, choreographers, art troops and companies will have three multipurpose studios (one large studio with 150 telescopic seats and two smaller training studios), three spacious dressing rooms, bathrooms, storages for props and technology and office spaces.”

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

The only new architectural element of the centre is the new entrance lobby, a polyvalent space in the service of communication and meeting with a cafe, library and a video store. It was interpolated on the basis of almost default parameters of the existing neighboring houses. The volume and its broken forms also suggest dance movement and they are a new sign and connection element between the courtyard and the roof terrace. The roof terrace is the final element of the centre and an important part of the project of preservation and restoration of Zagreb last open roof stage.”

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Project team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Jasminka Jug, Zorislav Petric, Zeljko Mohorovic, Dijana Vandekar, Marin Mikelic

Colaborators: Structural Engineering – Berislav Medic, Hrvoje Mihal, UPI-2M; Building Physics / Details, Mateo Bilus, B.M.P.; Fire Protection- consultant – Milan Carevic, Inspekting; MEP Engineering – Mechanical – Igor Šundov, Rena prom; MEP Engineering – Mechanical – Mario Josipovic; MEP Engineering – plumbing - Nenad Sutevski, Vodotehnika; Electrical Engineering - Radovan Tomsic, RP studio; Electrical Engineering – Renato Majcunic, MR konzalting; sprinkler installation - Kaleb inzenjering; Special Consultant – Slaven Delalle; 3D visualization – Janko Velnic

Main contractor: I phase TA-GRAD, II phase MESIC COM, AVC (scene technology)

Supervision: I faza PET PROJEKT, II faza Interkonzalting

to the 3LHD website

Thu 12.11.

Zamet Centre in Rijeka / Croatia by 3LHD

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 12.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Zamet Centre by 3LHD, photo by Domagoj Blazevic

Zamet Centre by 3LHD, photo by Domagoj Blazevic

The Zagreb based 3LHD Architects realised the Zamet Centre in Rijeka in the North of Croatia. The 16830 m2 complex hosts various facilities: sports hall with max 2380 seats, local community offices, library, 13 retail and service spaces and a garage with 250 parking spaces.

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Here is what the architect’s explain:

“The goal and a perpetual guideline for the project were the evaluation and a minimum distortion of the existing urban environment. One third of the sports hall volume is cut in the ground, and the rest of the Centre is fully fitted into the surrounding landscape. The building’s main architectural element are ribbon-like linear stripes stretching over the site in a north-south direction, functioning at the same time as an architectural design element of the object and as a zoning element which forms a public square and a link between the park on the north and school and B. Vidas street on the south.”

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

“The stripes were inspired by “gromača”, a type of rocks specific to Rijeka, which the centre artificially reinterprets by colour and shape. They are paved with 51.000 ceramic tiles designed by 3LHD and manufactured specially for the centre. The steel construction, girder span of 55 meters and their varying height allow the natural light to illuminate the sports hall.”

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

“The hall has been designed in accordance with the latest world sports standards for major international sports competitions. The concept is based on flexibility of space. Playground size is 46 x 44 meters, for two handball courts. The hall contains all the supporting facilities for professional training and competition, and the auditorium designed as a system of telescopic stands enables the transformation for everyday use as well as for other activities such as concerts, conferences and congresses. Selected interior materials – wood and acoustic panels and the equipment used to furnish the hall suggest that it is a large living room for athletes. The main access to the hall and other facilities is located west of the hall from the public square and from the underground garage.”

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Program: public, cultural, business, sport
Project start date: 2004
Project end date: 01.2008
Construction start date: 21.12.2007
Construction end date: 10.09.2009
Address: B. Vidas Street, Zamet, Rijeka, Craotia
Site area (m2): 12289
Size (m2): 16830
Volume (m3): 88075
Footprint (m2): 4724
Budget (EUR): 20 mil

Client: Grad Rijeka / Rijeka Sport d.o.o.
Author: 3LHD

Project team: Sasa Begovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica, Zvonimir Marcic, Leon Lazaneo, Eugen Popovic, Nives Krsnik Rister, Andrea Vukojic

Colaborators: Mateo Bilus, Building Physics / Details; Berislav Medic, UPI-2M, Structural Engineering; Branko Čorko, IPZ-elektroinzenjering 22, Electrical Engineering; Mario Lukenda, Termoinzenjering-projektiranje d.o.o., HVAC; Slavko Simunović, HIT PROJEKT, MEP Engineering – Plumbing; Nenad Semenov, PASTOR, sprinkler installation; Rok Pietri, LIFT MODUS, elevators; Zeljko Arbanas, IGH PC Rijeka, diaphragm wall; Zeljko Stipković, Fire Protection; Ivica Babic, Zavod za zastitu na radu Rijeka, Safety at Work; Marija Babojelic, Special Consultant – Cost Consultant; Ines Hrdalo, Landscape Architect; Damir Bralić, Lana Cavar i Narcisa Vukojevic, signage and environmental graphics design; Nikola Durek, “Typonine Zamet” typeface design
Main contractor: GP Krk

to the 3LHD website

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

The interdisciplinary Zagreb based studio Produkcija 004 realised this Emergency Terminal for their hometown, which is in use sinceApril this year. Due to a translucent textile facade the steel construction is visible and the monolithic, multi functional building gets a certain lightness and elegance.

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

Here is what the architects say:

“Through a synthesis of architectural genres (hospital, clinic, garage, administrative, and educational buildings) the Emergency terminal emerges as a new urban sign of safety, competence and speed. The 8-story facility includes a reception and telecommunications service, resuscitation clinic, in-patient clinic, Zagreb City’s medical supply storage, a lecture hall and classrooms, a laboratory, administration service, technical service and multi-story garage accommodating 170 medical vehicles. Measuring up to the high criteria of contemporary architecture, the institution, approximately 14,000 m2 in surface area, can serve 2 million citizens. The steel skeletal construction with supported ceiling plates meets the architectural demands of lightness and spatial variability. An effective and rational solution for the large surface of the façade is the membrane net structure. Within the heterogeneous surrounding the translucent character of the material (textile membrane – precontraint ) contributes to the varying perception of the building during the day versus during the night. In the daylight the house dominates with its volume and attracts with the cleanness (sterility) of white. When lit up at night the membrane façade turns the entire house into a large, white lantern –the white cube becomes an illuminated landmark.”

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

Emergency Terminal by Produkcija 004

Client: City of Zagreb and Zagreb Holding

Architect: Davor Katušić, d.i.a. MA BI

Project architect: Martina Ljubičić, d.i.a.

Project team: Margareta Ćurić,d.i.a., Jana Kocbek, u.d.i.a., Robert Franjo, arh. teh., Ivo Petrić, d.i.a., Marija Burmas, d.i.a.

Graphic design/signaling: Juri Armanda, Karl Geisler, Bor Dizdar

Builder: Dalekovod d.d., ZagrebMontaža d.d.

Photography: Miljenko Bernfest, Željko Stojanović, Studio HRG

Year of realization: April 2009

Brutto area: 15.000,00 m2

Cost: 15 mil. €

 

to the Produkcija 004 website

Wed 29.7.

3LHD

Posted by NoéMie Schwaller on 29.07.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Soprts Hall Bale awarded biennial prize 'Stone in architecture' and winner at the World Architecture Festival Barcelona

Soprts Hall Bale, Croatia, 2007. Awarded biennial prize 'Stone in Architecture' and winner at the World Architecture Festival Barcelona

3LHD was established in 1994, in an atmosphere of Croatia’s political and economic transition, which extends to the present. Under constant pressure from the laws of market transition the studio was formed on the basis of team work and atmosphere.

 

A collaborative architectural studio, which is particularly interested in the integration of architecture, art and (urban) landscape, an approach which has resulted in a series of projects and realizations in Croatia and abroad. The team uses an integrative approach and is primarly involved in thematiclly-driven work. Studio 3LHD represents a kind of frontrunner of the ‘stream of the outcast’ from the tradition of Croatian Modernism.

 

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The traditional local dry stone wall motif has been used as a template/pattern for the whole surfacing of the sports hall.

The traditional local dry stone wall motif has been used as a template/pattern for the whole surfacing of the sports hall.

Bale is a small village in Istria peninsula with mostly agricultural population of 1000 people. The project for the new sports hall has been faced with the rich historical, cultural and social Mediterranean context. Inspiration for structure has been found in the small traditional stone hut – kažun, a small multifunctional building used as a shelter for shepherds that provide a cool environment in hot weather and insulating against the cold in the winter. The traditional local dry stone wall motif has been used as a template/pattern for the whole surfacing of the sports hall.

House J2: large glass walls along the full height of the level and a glass cupola above the main stairs allow light into and guide it through the house space.

House J2, Zagreb, Croatia, 2007: large glass walls along the full height of the level and a glass cupola above the main stairs allow light into and guide it through the house space.

The J2 family house is located in an environment that is typical for the slopes of Sljeme, with randomly situated and unplanned detached houses of various sizes and layouts. The site is very steep and access is difficult. The design was commissioned by a typical family – parents, children and grandmother.The steep terrain defined the shape of the house. Open views and the open atrium create a space which is a combination of light and dark. The living room and the dining room open on to terraces with views across the city and to Sljeme.

 

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Mon 22.6.

‘FKY’ by For Use for Element

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 22.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'PKY' by For Use for Element

'FKY' by For Use for Element

The Croatian manufacturer Element presented at this year´s Milan Desogn week ‘FKY’, a shelf by the Austrian designers of For Use.

The irregular structure, horizontal sticks are parallel while the vertical ones are slightly inclined, gives stability to the quiet simple construction. ‘FKY’ is composed of sticks of 3,6 and 9 centimetres width that are crossed in 9 layers.

'PKY' by For Use

'FKY' by For Use

'PKY' by For Use

'FKY' by For Use

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