3LHD is an architectural practice focused on integrating various disciplines – architecture, urban planning, design and art. constantly explore new possibilities of interaction between architecture, society and individuals as well as their mutual integration. Through a contemporary architectural approach, we deal with all projects in cooperation with many experts from various disciplines.

Awards
Exhibitions
Lectures
Publications

Our approach to design is different every time, with various realities and numerous parameters that we set and are given to us. It is integral, analytical, and iterative. It is based on the exchange of opinions from different people, whom we try to involve in production—these are various experts in different fields. Together with them, we strive to achieve the highest quality product. Our approach is often like that of a producer, and we frequently find ourselves in the role of a director or DJ who ultimately delivers the best editing. Through this working method, we explore the most suitable concept and attempt to create new value. We always work on a kind of prototype, which, similar to the automotive industry, is sometimes a redesign and sometimes an exploratory endeavor.

The Studio was founded in Zagreb in 1994 by four partners: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović and Silvije Novak. In 2016 they appointed a new partner, Paula Kukuljica.

Projects, such as Memorial Bridge in Rijeka, Croatian Pavilion at EXPO 2005 in Japan and EXPO 2008 in Spain, Riva Waterfront in Split, Sports Hall Bale in Istria, Zamet Centre in Rijeka, Dance Centre in Zagreb, Hotel Lone in Rovinj, Freshwater Aquarium in Karlovac, LN Garden Hotel in China, Grand Park Hotel Rovinj and Campus Infobip are some of the important projects that have established 3LHD not only in the professional circles but also in the wider public circles. Our work has received important Croatian and international architectural awards.

During the continuous growth of the office and the increase in the scope and complexity of the tasks, 3LHD has developed work methodologies in which an architectural office is primarily a platform for coordinated production and exchange of knowledge.
The dynamics of development and implementation of large projects required innovations in the structuring and organization of the office in order to ensure intensive and effective cooperation within the studio.

Awards

18.03.2022
Medal for Urbanism
Croatian Chamber of Architects
04.09.2020
Vladimir Nazor annual award 2019 for Urania
Ministry of Culture, Republic of Croatia
10.06.2020
CAA Realizations 2019 - annual Viktor Kovačić Award
Croatian Architects' Association
09.03.2020
A+Award in the Architecture +Landscape category
Architizer
11.04.2017
50th Zagreb Salon of Architecture award
Croatian Architects' Association (CAA)
01.10.2015
CAA Realizations 2013 - Drago Galić Award
Croatian Architects' Association (CAA)
28.04.2014
CAA Realizations 2011 - Viktor Kovačić Award
Croatian Architects' Association (CAA)
16.12.2011
IOC/IAKS Award 2009
International Olympic Committee, International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities and International Paralympic Committee
15.07.2009
WAF World Architecture Festival 2008 - category sport
Emap
24.10.2008
AR+D Award 2002
The Architectural Review + d. line
28.12.2002
CAA Realizations 2001 - Viktor Kovačić Award
Croatian Architects' Association (CAA)
25.04.2001
Vladimir Nazor Annual Award 1999
The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
30.11.1998

Exhibitions

Holidays after the fall Rijeka
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
2015
3LHD interactions
Museum of Contemporary Art
2015
Holidays after the fall Berlin
2013
Mies van der Rohe exhibition, Brussels
Mies van der Rohe Foundation
2012
Award-wining architecture in Croatia 90-09
Croatian Architects' Association (CAA)
2011
Alternative Morphology of Contemporary Croatian Architecture
International Union of Architects
2011

lectures

Park Kneževa - housing in the city
Oris House of Architecture
23.04.2024
Workshop on the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana
Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana
04.12.2023
Lecture on Digitalization in Architecture at Design District
24.11.2023
Architecture As The Result of Thought and Practice
19.11.2023
Lecture at 5th International Architecture Forum SHARE Serbia
International Architecture & Technology Innovation Forum, Belgrade
16.11.2023
Graphisoft Building Together/Learn digital event
16.11.2023
Synoptic overview for Maribor students
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Traffic, and Architecture, Marbor
07.11.2023
Rimac Campus on the X. Karlovac Salon of Architecture
29.09.2023
digiNEB EU project workshop - Digital Ecosystems for the New European Bauhaus
TU Delft (digiNEB coordinator) and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Zagreb
20.09.2023
Speaking at the Sleeper Sessions in Dubrovnik
10.05.2023
Lecture on Bosch ConnectedWorld 2022
Berlin
10.11.2022
Urban renewal of Croatian cities in the context of the New European Bauhaus initiative
Urania, Zagreb
21.02.2022
Mediterranean GSD Lecture: Rimac Campus for electric car production
Harvard Graduate School of Desing
10.02.2022
The 5th Balkan Biennial of Architecture BAB 21
Kino Balkan, Belgrade
08.12.2021
Lecture on the Arhikult conference
22.10.2021
3LHD & VOLUM3 on the ArhiBau conference
Zagreb
08.10.2021
Building with wood
Office of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
10.06.2021
European Conference on Architectural Policies REUSE ARCHITECTURE
Zagreb
23.04.2021
Lecture at Days of architects 4.0
Croatian Chamber of Architects
04.09.2020
Architectural dialogue 6
Ljubljana
30.01.2020
Night of ideas 2020 Biodiver-city: How can urban biodiversity contribute to make our cities more attractive and resilient?
Rijeka
30.01.2020
Architecture in the tourism network
University campus in Dubrovnik
18.12.2019
Lecture at Days of Oris
19.10.2019
Guided tour of Karlovac freshwater aquarium
Croatian Chamber of Architects
23.02.2017
Zagreb Urban Density@Zagreb Forum 2013
City of Zagreb, Development Agency Zagreb and GFS Institute
13.03.2013
Sport+
Northeastern University
12.03.2013

Publications

Oris no.86
Arhitekst
2014
A10 no.56
A10 publishers
2014
DHD no.39
Design Diffusion World srl
2013
Azure magazine no.220
AZURE Publishing Inc.
2012
Fusgangerbrucken Detail Praxis
Edition Detail
2012
500 x Art in Public
Braun Publishing AG
2012
1000xEuropean Architecture
Braun Publishing AG
2012
SPACE magazine vol.500
SPACE Publishing company
2009
1000 X Landscape Architecture
Verlagshaus Braun AG
2008
Wallpaper no.102
IPC Media Ltd
2007
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