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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Croatian Buildings. We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Croatia. The focus is on contemporary Croatian buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 2 pages of Croatian Architecture selections.

Croatian Architecture : A-J

Croatian Buildings : K-Z (this page)

Croatia Buildings

Major Croatian Architecture Projects arranged chronologically:

Spaladium Centar, Poljud, Split
3LHD Architects
Spaladium Centar building
photo : Domagoj Blazevic

Spaladium Centar
Spaladium Centar consists of a handball arena for 12,000 spectators, a wellness center, a sky bar and an exclusive restaurant on the top floor overlooking the entire city, its surroundings and the islands of the Split archipelago. There are 1,500 garage parking places. The shopping center guarantees visits even when the handball arena is not in use. The arena itself is a multi-purpose hall. In addition to handball, the arena will be used for basketball, tennis, volleyball, boxing, motocross, and will also be a venue for trade fairs, conventions, exhibitions and concerts.

Krk Kindergarten Building
randic-turato architects
Katarina Frankopan
photo : Sandro Lendler

Krk Kindergarten Building
New kindergarten, on the island of Krk in Croatia, is located on northeastern border of the town, amongst mostly touristic apartments and shopping malls. In such unattractive neighborhood, this kindergarten is shaped as enclosed and introverted insula, surrounded with soaring stone walls. Inside of this small town-kindergarten, units-houses are combined with open gardens, placed next to pedestrian communications.

Solta Island Resort, rotating hotel building
Studio RHE
Solta Island Resort
image from architects

Solta Island Resort
The new build marina and resort, just 35 minutes by boat from Split (2.5 hours flying time from London), rotates within the centre of an infinity-edged swimming lake that cascades down onto the hillside spa below. Guests will be treated to ever changing views over the Adriatic Sea, dramatic countryside and the Roman remains of a Diocletian fish farm. The three-storey, 61m-diameter hotel will rotate at a speed of 1.3 times per day and contains a 22m static central hub including the reception, lifts and a circulation staircase. Guests will enter from below at Lower Ground level that does not rotate.

Riva Split, Split, Dalmatia, south Croatia
3LHD Architects
Riva Split
photo : Domagoj Blazevic

Riva Split – Croatian waterfront design
The waterfront is a focal point of community activity where the city meets the sea. 250 meters long and 55 meters wide, it is also the main public square, the space for all kinds of social events, promenade by day, parade by night, the site of sport events, religious processions, festivals, celebrations and political rallies. The project rearticulates the space for all the events referred to above, harmonizing them on a new integrated surface that adapts to all the usage scenarios while retaining the Mediterranean character of the city’s socio-cultural symbol.

Zamet Sports + Community Center, Rijeka
3LHD Architects
Zamet Sports Center
picture from architect

Croatian building : Rijeka
One third of the sports hall’s volume is cut in the ground, and the rest of the Centre is fully fitted into the surrounding landscape. The building’s main architectural element are ribbon-like linear stripes stretching over the site in a north-south direction, functioning at the same time as an architectural design element of the object and as a zoning element which forms a public square and a link between the park on the north and school and B. Vidas street on the south. The stripes were inspired by “gromaca”, a type of rocks specific to Rijeka, which the centre artificially reinterprets by colour and shape. They are paved with 51.000 ceramic tiles designed by the architects and manufactured specially for the centre.

Key Croatian Architecture Designs, alphabetical:

Krk School Building, Krk – Croatian island
randic-turato architects
Krk School Building
photo from architect

Krk School Building
Segrt Hlapic Kindergarten, Zagreb
Radionica arhitekture
Segrt Hlapic Kindergarten
picture from architect

Segrt Hlapic Kindergarten
Three Sisters – Croatian resort, Dubrovnik
Studio RHE
Three Sisters Croatia
picture : Vyonyx

Three Sisters Croatia
University Library – Zadar, west Croatia
njiric+ arhitekti
Za Breg Stadium
image from architect

University Library Zadar
West Gate – shopping centre, Zagreb
ATP Architects and Engineers
West Gate Zagreb
photo : Shopping City Zagreb

West Gate Zagreb
Za Breg Stadium, Zagreb
njiric+ arhitekti
Za Breg Stadium
image from architect

Za Breg Stadium
Zagrad Development, Rijeka
Randic-Turato Architects
Zagrad Center Rijeka
photo from architect

Zagrad Center Rijeka
Zagreb Office Tower
Fletcher Priest Architects
Zagreb Office Tower
image from architects

Zagreb Office Tower

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A Folded Mat – Kindergarten Medo Brundo, Zagreb
2007
njiric+ arhitekti d.o.o.

Christ the King Cemetery, Papuk
2009
Rusan Arhitektura

Church of St. John Evangelist and Parish Centre, Zagreb
2008
Andrej Uchytil & Renata Waldgoni

FN house, Zagreb
2008
NOP Studio

Hotel Riva – Refurbishment, Hvar
2006
Architects: Jestico + Whiles

Hypo Alpe Adria Bank Headquarters, Zagreb

Morphosis Architects

J2 House, Zagreb
2007
3LHD architects
private house

Lumenart – House of light, office building,Dobrilina 10, Pula
2007
Rusan arhitektura – Andrija Rusan Desar GmbH, Zagreb

Memorial Museum, Jasenovac
2007
UOA Helena Paver Njiric

Mini-settlement Gracani, Zagreb
2007
njiric+ arhitekti d.o.o.

Pastoral Centre Pope John Paul II Hall, Rijeka
2008
Randic-Turato Architects

Rural Mat, Zagreb
2008
njiric+ arhitekti d.o.o.

Sibenik Urban Design Competition – reconstruction of historical centre, Sibenik
2009-
Josep Lluís Mateo / MAP Architect wins

Sisak Social Welfare Centre, Sisak
2008
bxl studio

State Archive Sisak, Sisak
2008
Studio A

Zadar Sea Organ
2005
Nikola Bašic d.i.a.

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Firemen tragedy Memorial, Croatia : radionica arhitekture
Firemen tragedy Memorial Croatia
image from architect

Building Developments in Countries close to Croatia

Slovenian Buildings
Podčetrtek Sports Hall Building
photo : Miran Kambič

Hungarian Architecture
Pannonhalma Visitors Center
photo : Tamás Bujnovszky, János Szentiváni, Hans Molenkamp

Bosnia and Herzegovina Buildings
Sarajevo skyscraper
rendering : Rok Vettorazzi

Albanian Buildings
Albanian Parliament Building
picture © COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Serbian Buildings
Austrian Architecture
Montenegro Buildings
Kosovo Developments
Romanian Architecture
Czech Architecture

Croatian architecture studio : 3LHD

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Croatia Buildings