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Emergency Terminal Zagreb

Civic and community
Zagreb, Croatia
Produkcija 004, Zagreb, Croatia
2009
World Architecture Festival 2009 - Category Winner

Emergency Terminal, Zagreb 
 


EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE INSTITUTE, Zagreb
Awarded first place in the 2004 competition
Gross surface area: 14 000m2
Ordering party: The City of Zagreb – City Council
Realization: 2004-2009
This project of Produkcija 004’s architectural team from Zagreb, headed by Davor Katušic, won first prize in the 2004 public architecture competition.
The multipurpose building at the intersection of Heinzelova and Radnicka Streets measures up to the high criteria of contemporary architecture.
The institution, approximately 14,000 m2 in surface area, can serve 2 million citizens. The 8-story facility includes a reception and telecommunications service, resuscitation clinic, in-patient clinic, Zagreb City’s medical supply storage, a lecture hall and
classrooms, administration service, technical service and multi-story garage accommodating 170 medical vehicles.
Through a combination of architectural genres (hospital, clinic, garage, administrative, and educational buildings) the Emergency terminal becomes a new urban sign of safety, competence and speed.
The steel skeletal construction with supported ceiling plates meets the architectural demands of lightness and spatial variability. An effective and rational solution for the large surface of the façade is the membrane net structure.
The translucent character of the material (precontraint, used for the first time here to this extent and for this purpose) contributes to the varying perception of the building during the day versus during the night. In the daylight the house dominates with its volume and attracts with the cleanness (sterility) of the color white. When lit up at night the membrane façade turns the entire house into a large, white Chinese lantern –the white cube becomes an illuminated landmark.
The construction is completed in Aprile 2009. Contemporary building at Heinzlova 88 in October 2009 will mark the 100th year of work of Zagreb's Emergency Medical Assistance Institute.

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Produkcija 004
Zagreb
Croatia
 

Professional Credits »

Architect
Mrs Jana Kocbek
Produkcija 004
Croatia
+38512316295
jana.kocbek@produkcija004.hr

Architect
Mrs Martina Ljubicic
Produkcija 004
Croatia
+38512316295
martina.ljubicic@produkcija004.hr

Graphic design
Mr Juri Armanda
Produkcija 004
Croatia
+38512316295
juri.armanda@produkcija004.hr

Graphic design
Mr Karl Geisler
Produkcija 004
Croatia
+38512316295
karl.geisler@produkcija004.hr

network manager
Mr Ranko Lipovac
Produkcija 004
Croatia
+385 1 2316295
ranko.lipovac@produkcija004.hr