Bužanova Apartments


45°48'43.2"N 16°00'15.1"E
Corner of Bužanova and Štrigina

Bužanova Apartments is a new housing block developed in cooperation with the client, VMD model. It is situated in the center of Zagreb, five minutes walking distance from Kvaternik Square, in a quiet street with an abundance of greenery, but within reach of the city bustle. 

The architectural concept of the building is inspired by the pure form of Zagreb Lower Town blocks. With classic elegance and proportion of openings, the block consists of two volumes on the corner of two peaceful, urban green streets.

A load-bearing façade and central structural cores with staircases allow flexible and adaptable apartment floorplans. They can be easily transformed and personalized according to client ideas.
Large window openings positioned within emphasized frames are the key feature of the facade design. The idea behind these large openings that combine windows, balconies and loggias was to create interiors flooded with natural light that provide beautiful views. Reinforcing the purity of the structure's form, the facade features only two materials: aluminium window frames and ceramic tiles.

Apartments vary in structure and size, from the smallest with 75m2 to the largest penthouse with 220m2. Each apartment has an outdoor open-air space: a loggia, balcony or a terrace for enjoying the peace and greenery that surround the block. Panoramic large windows open the interiors and allow communication with the environment. Apartment units are furnished with high quality equipment to ensure maximum living comfort.

The project offers a higher standard of living, apart from spacious apartments and large windows it has additional specific features. The ground floor with commercial and hospitality amenities is public, the entrance lobbies for residents are separate and private. 

Each of the entrance spaces is painted with a mural done by a selected young Croatian artist, further enhancing the living experience. A garage for all of the residential units and commercial spaces is located underground, together with other service and technical facilities and storage units.

Fact Sheet

Project name

Bužanova Apartments

project number







2016 - 2018


2016 - 2018


Croatia, Zagreb, Corner of Bužanova and Štrigina

Site area

4953 m²


20260 m²


72332 m³


2290 m²


114.00 m




VMD model

Project team 3LHD

Saša Begović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Marko Dabrović, Silvije Novak, Marijana Pivac, Vibor Granić, Nevena Kuzmanić, Jure Živković, Nives Krsnik Rister, Dora Bilandžić, Ema Gerovac

Project team collaborators

Koraljka Brebrić Kleončić


Jure Živković

Project team VMD

Majda Vidović, Anton Vidak, Ana Serdar

Artistic murals

"Aquarium" - Ena Jurov; "Animals escape into the city" - Jelena Bando; "Meadow from a dream" - Miron Milić; "Vista" - Mario Kolarić

Signage and environmental graphics design

Dora Bilandžić, Adriana Pavelić

Landscape Design

Mislav Deželić

Traffic Planning Project

C5 Koncept - Boris Leović

Building physics

BIT ARH - Željko Sušić

Structural Engineering

Projekt konstrukcija F.I. - Damir Džakić

Foundation pit protection, geomechanical project

Grasa - Živko Mihovilović


Eksperterm - Tomislav Hanžek

Drainage and hydrant network

Astrid - Goran Suša

Electrical engineering

Elektroplan - Matej Lijović


Schindler - Marin Blažetić

Sprinkler installation

LSG Building Solutions - Marko Balen

Shelter project

Damin plan - Ivan Samac

Geodetic survey

Knez-invest - Roni Mahić

Fire protection and safety at work project

Inženjering Kosović - Goran Kosović

Construction site supervision

VMD Projekt

General Contractor

Team Građenje


KFK Tehnika, Pana stolarija d.o.o., Econ d.o.o.



Construction site

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