16° 1' 46'' E
The most important element and the inspiration for this project is the location itself, with extremely high-quality existing vegetation, which is densely distributed throughout the plot and gradually diluted out toward the eastern edge. The idea of the new Pavilion / Restaurant is to construct a space by mapping the area of high-quality trees and to define the remaining territory for construction. By raising this "cut" green territory in the air the space “below” is created. The basic formal and functional element and a seasonal regulator of light is so-called “vegetative” canopy that has been formed along the entire roof edge.
Open atrium spaces which let the light enter all parts of the building and provide visual and physical connections with the natural environment are created to enhance transparency in the area around the trees. The large entrance atrium is the main entrance Plaza, a meeting place, an open terrace and a main entrance to all building spaces. Two main restaurants (canteen and a’la carte) are located next to two main building atriums. The canteen space is oriented to the Forest Park and the sliding doors enable its expansion to the outside environment.
Accommodation units with ten apartments inspired by small temporary buildings and greenhouses that have always been present throughout the campus, were designed as freestanding volumes raised on the roof for privacy. Zones with different plants which also serve educational purposes were formed around the apartments, on the roof surface.
The idea is to create a sustainable house, which will contribute to the environment in every aspect. The roof and its oversized vegetative canopy are excellent regulators of heat, a thick protective cover that keeps the house from cold in winter and heat in summer.
The landscape design is an integral part of the basic architecture concept and the whole plot. The largest part of the roof surface is covered with succulents typical for roof gardens; other areas are organized into regular shapes inspired by plant growing plots.
public, culture, education, residential
2010 - 2010
2014 - 2021
Croatia, Zagreb, Tvrtko Miloš Street / Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Campus
University of Zagreb
Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica, Nevena Kuzmanić, Sanja Jasika Lovrić, Vesna Šoić, Leon Lazaneo, Eugen Popović, Ivana Šajn, Nives Krsnik Rister, Koraljka Brebrić Kleončić
Project team collaborators
KAP4 - Nikola Miletić
Specialist Design - Kitchen Technology
Dekode - Zoran Divjak
Ured Tri T - Mario Lukenda
Plumbing and Drainage
Hit-projekt - Slavko Šimunović
Nova-lux - Zlatko Galić
AKFZ studio - Mateo Biluš
Bill of Quantities
Forel projekt - Lucija Ivas
Josip Karaman, Mediha Ahmetović