Vrbani Business Building, Zagreb
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Vrbani Business Building, Zagreb
Vrbani Business Building, Zagreb
Vrbani Business Building, Zagreb
Vrbani Business Building, Zagreb

Vrbani Business Building, Zagreb

Vedran Duplančić Autor: Vedran Duplančić
Namjena: poslovna
The lot where the new business building is situated is on the southern side of the Zagrebačka Avenue. The immediate vicinity of the park had a direct impact on the architectural solution concept whose intention was a synthesis of architecture and nature. Even though the competition was organised to invite solutions for the business building, the concept which was granted the 1st award has also offered a project for the entire park zone which connects all urbanistic elements of the location into an integral whole.

The park is designed on the basis of a network of footpaths around green islands with trees; along the edges of green islands there are benches with a view of thematic fields for different users: children's playground, a ‘corner’ for elderly visitors with a bowling ground, mini-golf and skate-park. The green spaces with trees are scattered all over the entire area of park and keep appearing vertically on the floors of the new business building.

The planned business building has 20,000 m2 of above-ground surface area, consisting of 11 floors, and 5 levels of the garage space of the total surface of 17,500 m2. The building is set on a rational reinforced concrete structural grid of columns bearing the slabs of different floor-plan dimensions; thus, a changeable typology of the utilisation of internal space has been made possible: individual and group work, meetings, halls etc. Rhythmically tiered green roofs on all floors of the building are formed by moving and reducing the dimensions of the ceiling panels, thus breaking down and fragmenting the building’s volume. The green roof gardens create micro-environments where internal and external space interpenetrate each other, and at the same time present a basic designing element of the facade, forming the idea of business building as a sort of vertical park.
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