Zagreb Dance Center
completed, Zagreb, 2009.

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.
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 houses numerous dancers, choreographers, art troops and companies with 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.
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 neighbouring houses. The volume and its broken form 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.

PROJECT NAME Zagreb Dance Center

PROJECT NO 086

PROGRAM public, culture

STATUS completed

PROJECT 2003-2008

CONSTRUCTION 2005-2009 , planned

LOCATION Croatia, Zagreb, 10/1, Ilica street

SITE AREA 1360 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 1438 m²

VOLUME 7082 m³

FOOTPRINT 760 m²

ALTITUDE 123 m

BUDGET 1000000.00 EUR

CLIENT City of Zagreb

AUTHOR 3LHD

PROJECT TEAM Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Jasminka Jug, Zorislav Petrić, Željko Mohorović, Dijana Vandekar, Marin Mikelić

SIGNAGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS DESIGN Lana Cavar
Linked by Air - Tamara Maletić, Dan Michaelson

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING UPI-2M - Berislav Medić, Hrvoje Mihal

BUILDING PHYSICS, DETAILS Mateo Biluš

MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS RENA-prom - Igor Šundov
Ured ovlaštenog inženjera strojarstva - Mario Josipović

BUILDING CODE CONSULTANT Inspekting - Milan Carević

PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE Vodotehnika - Nenad Šutevski

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING RP studio - Radovan Tomšić
Mr-konzulting - Renato Majcunić

SPRINKLER INSTALLATION Kaleb Inženjering

OPERATIONS CONSULTANT Slaven Delalle

VISUALIZATIONS Janko Velnić

PHOTOGRAPHY Domagoj Blažević, Lana Cavar, Sandro Lendler