Croatian Football - Atletic center Svetice
Service - Preliminary Design
Status - Competition
Appointment - 2014
Location - Zagreb
Area - 11600m2
Capacity - 76426m2
Client - Croatian Football Federation
Author - Gorana Giljanović, Eugen Popović
Company - GEplus arhitekti d.o.o.
Structural Engineer - Kutija projekt
HVAC/WSS Engineer - Bede projekt
This multifunctional complex includes stadium facilities, athletic center, hostel, wellness and conference center.
The architecture of the building is characterized through relation to Maksimir Forest. The building is located away from the streets that surround it and forms an interior green atrium which both allow continuity of the greenery from the Maksimir Forest. The stadium thus becomes an integral part of this continuity while the entire complex gets to be recognized somewhat of a park space related to the mentioned forest. The building is dig into to minimize its large volume and not to disturb the continuity of city's greenery.