Croatian Pavilion EXPO 2005
completed, Aichi, 2005.

The concept of Croatia´s presentation at World EXPO 2005 in Aichi, Japan is based on the idea, the plan layout and the metaphor of salt pans. This concept culturally upgrades the initial, general theme "A drop of water" into "A drop of water: a grain of salt" due to the recognizable particularity of the Croatian landscape and history - the salt pans. Salt is the integral part of every drop of sea water, but it is also its opposite - it is obtained through hard labor. This theme unites philosophical and spiritual imagination with reality. The Pavilion was conceived rather like an event than a classic piece of architecture since it is based on visual and sensual experience. We have created the space in Japan along these lines and it is a combination of a live and mediated event. There are three rooms and five themes of the event. We think that in the future a lot of primarily public architecture will be designed in this way.

PROJECT NAME Croatian Pavilion EXPO 2005

PROJECT NO 078

PROGRAM culture

STATUS completed

PROJECT 2004-2004

CONSTRUCTION 2004-2005

LOCATION Japan, Aichi, Aichi Prefecture Nagoya Easter Hills (Nagakute Town Toyota City and Seto City) Global Common 3

PROJECT TYPE public competition, 30. November 2003

SITE AREA 703 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 678 m²

VOLUME 6134 m³

FOOTPRINT 519 m²

ALTITUDE 115 m

CLIENT Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Republic of Croatia

AUTHOR 3LHD

COAUTHOR Damir Fabijanić, Dalibor Martinis

PROJECT TEAM Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak

PROJECT TEAM COLLABORATORS Yasuaki Tanago, Irena Mažer Hranuelli, Hrvoje Vidović, Romana Ilić, Paula Kukuljica, David Lušičić, Zvonimir Marčić, Marin Mikelić, Ivan Milonja

SHOW DIRECTOR Ivan Marušić - Klif

LIGHT DESIGN Branko Cvjetičanin

SOUND DESIGN Vjeran Šalamon

GRAPHIC DESIGN Damir Gamulin

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING UPI-2M - Berislav Medić

AUDIO-VIDEO INSTALLATIONS AVC - Edin Karamehmedović

HVAC Termoinženjering projektiranje - Branko Šegotić, Mario Lukenda

PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE Projektni biro - grijanje - Srđan Grujić

MOVABLE FLOOR Konstrukcije Kostelac - Milan Kostelac

BUILDING PHYSICS, DETAILS Mateo Biluš

VISUALIZATIONS Boris Goreta

FIRE PROTECTION / STRATEGY / SAFETY PROJECT Inspekting - Milan Carević

CUSTOM SOFTWARE DESIGN IMK - Simon Premože

CUSTOM HARDWARE DESIGN Dubravko Kuhta - Tesla

ACOUSTICS Ante Jergović

PHOTOGRAPHY Damir Fabijanić

LINKS http://www.ando-corp.co.jp/
http://www.bie-paris.org/
http://www.expo2005.com/
http://www.fabijanic.com/
http://www.makmax.com/
http://vijesti.hrt.hr/arhiv/2003/04/24/KRV.html
http://www.booksa.hr/index.php?section=4&item=114&archive=1