Presentational Architecture – Architecture of Presentation

There is an eternal question that has become an infinite source of the themes addressed by theoreticians of architecture, art history, society and sociologists: Where does construction turn into Architecture (with a capital A)? I agree with the thesis that the inventive solution for the construction of man’s »roof over head« lies at the root, but also that outstanding creations have been initiated by the need for emphasis or presentation. And this is where the root of Architecture, with a capital »A«, can be found.

photo: Miro Martinić

photo: Miro Martinić

photo: Miro Martinić

Architectural office: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, Institute for Architectural Design
Project Team: Sonja Tadej, Marija Grković, Zvonimir Pavković, Željko Pavlović, Davor Pavlović
Investor: Croatian Bishops’ Conference
Concrete structure: Božidar Šneler, Branka Rosandić
Steel structure: Berislav Medić, Želimir Frančišković
Total floor area: 10 500 m²
Project: 2004–2007
Completion: 03/2011

 

The complete article is published in Spring 2012 issue of Piranesi No. 30/Vol. 20.
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