Federal Republic of Germany 2a, Zagreb

2017 — 2021

Sangrad Vedran Pedišić, Erick Velasco Farrera, Flansburvh, David A. Croteau, Jenni Katajamaki

The approach to urban disposition is based on the planning matrix of Novi Zagreb. The composition consists of a linear movement of orthogonal buildings along the eastern margin of the plot. The houses maintain the same direction – a bilateral perimeter and a strict height relationship. The American school forms the northeastern corner – the Croatian primary school is the southeastern, and the kindergarten is a neutral, low structure in the middle. The buildings are of the same denominator, in a dialogue of form and structure, they build space around the inner courtyards and emphasize the intimacy or security of the introverted. The volumes of the designed buildings accept and highlight the existing topography, and the relationship to the ground is emphasized. The fact of the level of the surrounding driveways visible in the contact zone towards the ground has been accepted. The terrain is partly filled and united with the levels of the road and the zero ground floors of the surrounding residential buildings, and partly recessed and holds the existing lowered levels of the existing soil. The level of zero  (level of access roads and ground floors of surrounding buildings) is emphasized about the contact zone with the existing ground level that is retained next to the designed buildings – houses that in the applied technique, in a shallow caesura, partly float above the ground. With the American International School and Kindergarten, the organization of spatial groups at the Primary School is circularly tied to the inner courtyard.