Zagreb Business Center by 3LHD

Designed by: 3LHD
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Collaborators: Freya (3D), Tehnicke konstrukcije doo, Nikola Miletic, Gadaf Zulbeari
Project year: 2009
Project team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Tin Kavuric, Josko Kotula, Krunoslav Szörsen
The competition program is placed on a crossing of two streets, Miramarska and Bednjanska. It is a point of colliding two urban city concepts: north part with classical city blocks of the Zagreb's lower city enclosed by the railway and the south part primarily along the Vukavorska street, outlined with modernistic dominant character of mostly public and social buildings.

Concept of awarded project stems from forming a unified structure that will reconcile the surrounding urban matrix and meet the program requirements. Solution with two interacting volumes, the tower with 20 floors and lower part of the 4 floors, united the planned goals and achieve high quality relation with the neighbouring buildings. Interspaces between two volumes – semi opened atrium, connect the inner area of the business centre with the surrounding public space. In the underground 2 floors is garage for 400 vehicles, a ground floor space is a main access to the centre, with public commercial facilities and cafe. Higher floors are reserved for business users, while the highest floor offers a unique view of the panorama of Zagreb. Simple and at the same time very attractive effect of designing the facade by pulling the glass modules in and out, gave the building of business centre Miramare unique recognition and special value. 
Images / Source | 3LHD

Photography by Herring & Herring

Cameron Diaz for Marie Claire July 2009