completed, Zagreb, 2021.
Due to its rapid growth, the unicorn IT company Infobip commissioned a new hybrid building in Zagreb. The company chose a location on the southern edge of Zagreb that, though not prestigious, is well connected in terms of infrastructure. The plot is located in an entropic and poorly regulated area with low-rise medium-density multi-dwelling buildings lacking both articulated public space and natural surroundings.
The building is designed as a self-sufficient organism that provides its employees with everything they need during the work day, and even beyond. The investor requested that, in addition to the offices, a residential section be created for employees and guests, as well as other accompanying facilities such as a conference hall, a restaurant and spaces for recreation. The hybrid character of the project has led to the concept of stacking the spatial and programme elements on top of each other. The base of the building contains offices gathered around a central atrium, and the slender vertical block on top of it houses the residential units. Transitional floors play a key role in the building's spatial organisation. The ground floor, with an open garage and entrance, is based on the idea of a "drive-in" office, necessitated by the suburban context. The "piano nobile" on the 4th floor, featuring a restaurant, conference hall and a large terrace-park, connects the base and the vertical block. It is a place of rest and informal gatherings and a link between the permanent and temporary users of the building. This systematically reflects the scenario of the transition between the different urban, programmatic and social landscapes in the cross-section of the building.
All of the constructive elements are carefully coordinated, while the structure and infrastructure of the building are explicitly laid bare as part of the building's interior and exterior design. The building clearly functions as a spatial and technological organism that is complete unto itself, demonstrating a "functional and conceptual transparency".
The Infobip building offers a stimulating work environment, introduces into the suburban entropic landscape a cultivated architectural complex that reflects the high ambitions of the company that it accommodates. The project demonstrates that it is the peri-urban areas on the edge of the city, unencumbered by issues of identity, historical heritage and other parameters, that will be best suited as a proving ground for architectural exploration and the testing of typologies that are self-sufficient, but not autistic.
PROJECT NAME Campus Infobip
PROJECT NO 278
LOCATION Croatia, Zagreb, Utinjska street 29A
SITE AREA 7961 m²
GROSS FLOOR AREA 11948 m²
VOLUME 51588 m³
FOOTPRINT 2916 m²
ALTITUDE 114 m
PROJECT TEAM Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica, Marijana Pivac, Nikolina Muža, Jure Živković, Krunoslav Szoersen, Leon Lazaneo, Daša Manojlović, Koraljka Brebrić Kleončić, Ana Bjelić, Ida Ister
INTERIOR DESIGN Fabrika
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Palijan - Ivan Palijan
FACADE STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Stratura - Josip Červar
HVAC, GAS INSTALLATION PROJECT B.E.S.T. projekt - Ivica Zubčić
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM Elektroplan - Mladen Stošić
SPRINKLER INSTALLATION APIN projekt - Nenad Semenov
DRAINAGE AND HYDRANT NETWORK Bobanac - Milan Bobanac
SPECIAL PROJECTS - KITCHEN TECHNOLOGY Gastrotim - Sandi Matković
LANDSCAPE DESIGN Studio Kappo - Sanja Bibulić
BUILDING PHYSICS AKFZ studio - Mateo Biluš
EXPOSED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY Pro-S, svetovanje pri gradnji, Rok Ercegovič s.p. - Rok Ercegovič
TRAFFIC PLANNING PROJECT C5 Koncept - Boris Leović
ELEVATORS PPN projekt - Rok Pietri
GEODETIC SURVEY GeoFocus - Marko Cindrić
FIRE SAFETY Inspekting - Maksim Carević
VISUALIZATIONS Mario Harni, Branimir Turčić
BILL OF QUANTITIES Pro Elemento - Dinko Žele
CONSTRUCTION SITE SUPERVISION PDM savjetovanje
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Radnik d.d., Križevci
Gastro - Tim
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