Jarun Bridge
project, Zagreb, 2007.

Jarun Bridge is a new landmark that brings the city of Zagreb closer to the river Sava and places it in the company of European capitals. Its design reflects the place and the time of its origin. Its longitudinal arrangement was chosen according to the principles of design, effectiveness and optimal integration into the surrounding area. The river Sava was bridged over with one span and thus a bridge was created that makes evident the current global potential of Croatian builders. A bridge with arches is an archetypal bridge that, in a type with an arch above the roadway, presents the optimal solution for the flat area around it. On one hand this solution is not new, as there are no new forms in bridge construction these days, but on the other hand this design is original. The reason behind choosing an arch as the main construction and design element is primarily in the two equivalent banks that it connects. The symmetry of the arch always refers to the balance between the two banks, and in this case they are equally important as opposed to some other locations where that is not the case. The new approach to designing the arch is apparent in the different design of the cross-section of all girders and construction elements.

PROJECT NAME Jarun Bridge

PROJECT NO 144

PROGRAM public, infrastructure, urban planning

STATUS project

PROJECT 2006-2007

LOCATION Croatia, Zagreb, Vrapčanska Street - Jadranska Avenue

PROJECT TYPE public competition, 16. February 2007

SITE AREA 27440 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 5460 m²

FOOTPRINT 5460 m²

ALTITUDE 130 m

AUTHOR Zlatko Šavor (GF), Gordana Hrelja (GF), 3LHD

PROJECT TEAM Zlatko Šavor, Gordana Hrelja, Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Krunoslav Szoersen

LIGHTING DESIGN Nova-lux - Zlatko Galić

GRAPHIC DESIGN Jelenko Hercog

VISUALIZATIONS Boris Goreta

FILM DIRECTOR Nebojša Slijepčević

MODEL Zoran Kodrnja

PHOTOGRAPHY Damir Fabijanić