In March 2008, the CITY OF ZAGREB launched a public, single stage, open, international ideas competition for the design of the Kaptol in Zagreb (Croatia) and invited all architects, urban planners or landscape architects to take part in it.
The Kaptol area is a part of the city core as well as an element of the historical urban area of the City of Zagreb, the most complex space considering cultural, historical, spiritual, social and legal aspects. The competition is primarily aimed at urban requalification of the Kaptol area through its historical identity, contents and traffic elements.
The competition was organized with the support of the Croatian Architects’ Association (CAA).
Eleven projects were submitted to the jury. The jury, under the presidency of Nikola Basic, architect (Zadar, Croatia), was composed of: Ivica Fanjek, architect, representing the City of Zagreb; Sasa Begovic, architect, representing the CAA (Zagreb) ; Miljenko Bernfest, architect, representing the CAA (Zagreb) ; Igor Franic, architect, representing the CAA (Zagreb); Juraj Kolaric, professor, representing the Zagreb Archdiocese Cultural Assets Office; Dietmar Steiner, architect (Vienna, Austria) and Alan Kostrencic, architect, deputy member (Zagreb).
The jury conferred from 11 to 13 July 2008 in Zagreb and examined the entries. The results were officially announced on July 13th, 2008. When the adjudication was over, anonymity was lifted and the names of the winners revealed.
Mikelic Vres Architects
Marin Mikelic, Tomislav Vres, Josip Jerkovic (Zagreb)
Andrej Radman, Igor Vrbanek (Zagreb)
ONE OF THE TWO EQUAL INCREASED PURCHASES
NEIDHARDT Architects - Velimir Neidhardt (Zagreb)
zerOgroup – Laurent Troost (Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil)
ONE OF THE TWO EQUAL PURCHASES
SKOPEO - Andrea Barac (Zagreb)
McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects - Michael McGarry (Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland)