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Saturday, 6 March 2010

"Centar Zamet" In Rijeka Wins Sports Building Of The Year Award







Centar Zamet in Rijeka won a "Best Designed Sports Building 2009" Award.






More information about 3LHD, this and other projects can be found on their website at: www.3lhd.com


Sources: www.croatiantimes.com

www.archdaily.com




Zamet Centre, a sports building in Rijeka built according to a design by architect studio 3LHD, has received the "Building of the Year 2009" award from ArchDaily, one of the most-visited architecture websites in the world.





The award was in the category of "Best Sports Building of the Year" for 2009.






Zamet Centre, which has an area of 16,830 square metres, hosts various facilities: a sports hall with 2,380 seats, local community offices, gym, a library, 13 retail and service offices and a garage with 250 parking places.

















The competition finals featured 65 world projects in 13 categories.






This piece of news came out in '08 but worth noting. 3LHD seems to really be making a name for themselves in the architecture scene...


Source: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com






3LHD win at World Architecture Festival in Barcelona





3LHD Architects from Croatia have recently won an award at the World Architecture Festival, which was held this year in Barcelona, Spain.

There were entries from four continents and 3LHD was chosen as one of four finalists. The judging was based on which project, irrespective of its scale, can have the greatest positive impact on the life of the community that it serves, no matter how small or how big that community. The potential for regular use of a facility in a variety of operating modes became a touchstone in their deliberations. In the end, they chose the Sports Hall in Bale, Croatia by 3LHD Architects, as the winner.










"The project for the new sports hall found itself in the midst of the rich historical, cultural and social Mediterranean context. Therefore, any new architectural intervention had to be respectful of the environment", says 3LHD on their design for the Sports/City Hall in Bale, Croatia

Based out of Croatia, 3LHD is an interdisciplinary architectural practice, focused on integrating various disciplines - architecture, urban and natural landscapes, design and art.









3LHD is an interdisciplinary architectural practice, focused on integrating various disciplines - architecture, urban and natural landscapes, design and art. In their work, the architects of 3LHD constantly explore new possibilities of interaction and integration of architecture, society and individuals.





The 3LHD team





This recently awarded 1st Prize project to 3LHD didn't win a Green Award, but I still decided to put it here. I really like the pixel effect of the exterior and the use of glass for the main floor walls instead of just concrete. This way you can have a nice view of the outside, see the trees, butterflies and birds etc. So in a way it is kind of green actually.

More information about 3LHD, this and other projects can be found on their website at: www.3lhd.com


Source:www.archdaily.com









Architects: 3LHD
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Project team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Tin Kavuric, Josko Kotula, Krunoslav Szörsen
Collaborators: Freya (3D), Tehnicke konstrukcije doo, Nikola Miletic, Gadaf Zulbeari
Project year: 2009
Site area: 4,037 sqm
Gross floor area: 37,040 sqm (23,940 + 13,100 underground)
Footprint: 2,084 sqm
Images: 3LHD

The competition program is placed on a crossing of two streets, Miramarska and Bednjanska. It is a point of colliding two urban city concepts: north part with classical city blocks of the Zagreb’s lower city enclosed by the railway and the south part primarily along the Vukovarska Street, outlined with modernistic dominant character of mostly public and social buildings.








Concept of awarded project stems from forming a unified structure that will reconcile the surrounding urban matrix and meet the program requirements. Two interacting volumes, a tower with 20 floors and a lower building with 5 floors, unite the planned goals and achieve high quality relations with the neighbouring buildings. A semi-open atrium between the two buildings connects them with the surrounding public pedestrian surfaces.

The underground floors are reserved for garage spaces, ground floor for shops, bars and restaurants. There are 20,000 square meters of office space, and a unique viewpoint at the top of the tower. Simple but at the same time attractive effect of the facade design, made by pulling glass modules in and out, gives the building recognition and uniqueness.












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