Continuous Ambiance

architects Amira Čaušević, Saša Košutić
project Interior design of Zagrebtrans office building, Zagreb, Croatia
written by Sandra Križić Roban


The historical experience of circular plan buildings, which usually have cores that are invisible from the outside, is inevitably adjusted to the modern age and to its demands for a change in perception and a functional disposition of spatial segments. The cylindrical shape of the Zagrebtrans office building (the shell was designed by Ivan Drvar) is not the result of tradition; we see it primarily as an unusual building gesture in the commercial zone; its partially defined structure differs from its immediate surroundings, which are dominated by weak examples of architecture and urbanism that are typical for a transitional neo-liberal milieu.