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Architecture Firm Name: Studio 3LHD


Firm Location: Zagreb, Croatia

Founding Year: 1994

Saša Begović
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Saša graduated from Architecture Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He is one of the 4 founding partners of 3LHD. During his career, Saša has led many projects in various typologies — public, cultural, residential, leisure, sports, and mixed-use. He has presented 3LHD’s work at universities, exhibitions, and institutions all over the world.



Marko Dabrović

Marko graduated from Architecture Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He is one of the 4 founding partners of 3LHD architects. He is most interested in implementing new technologies and materials in architecture, always exploring new possibilities for experimentation.





Tatjana Grozdanić Begović

Tanja graduated from Architecture Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She is one of the 4 founding partners of 3LHD. Since 1994 to 2004, except being the partner in charge and project architect, she was also the general manager of the company. She participated in all 3lhd projects, from first designs to detailed drawings and realizations, with an emphasis on interior design.



Silvije Novak

Silvije graduated from Architecture Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and is one of 4 founding partners of 3LHD. He is involved in all stages of 3LHD’s work, from first creative meetings to construction and site supervision. In complex and demanding projects that focus on coordination of all participants and collaborators, Silvio’s knowledge and experience is an irreplaceable addition to the architectural team.




Paula Kukuljica

Paula joined 3LHD in 2003, and worked on projects of different scale, from family houses, office buildings to international competition projects. She was appointed partner in 3LHD in 2016. Paula’s professional approach to each task, many years of experience, commitment and team work raise the company’s operations to a new professional level.




Practice Ideology

3LHD is an architectural practice focused on integrating various disciplines – architecture, urban planning, design and art. The Studio was founded in Zagreb in 1994 by four partners: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović and Silvije Novak. In 2016 they appointed a new partner, Paula Kukuljica. 3LHD architects constantly explore new possibilities of interaction between architecture, society and individuals as well as their mutual integration. Through the contemporary architectural approach, the team of architects deals with all the projects in cooperation with many experts from various disciplines.

Projects, such as Memorial Bridge in Rijeka, Croatian Pavilion at EXPO 2005 in Japan and EXPO 2008 in Spain, Riva Waterfront in Split, Sports Hall Bale in Istria, Zamet Centre in Rijeka, Dance Centre in Zagreb, Hotel Lone in Rovinj, Freshwater Aquarium in Karlovac, LN Garden Hotel in China, Grand Park Hotel Rovinj and Campus Infobip are some of the important projects that have established 3LHD not only in the professional circles but also in the wider public circles. 3LHD architects represented Croatia at the Venice Biennale 2010, the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, with a group of authors. They also took part in the 2008 ‘Mare Nostrum’ exhibition at the second International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, and in a group exhibition in Boston at Harvard University: “New Trajectories: Contemporary Architecture in Croatia and Slovenia“.

The work of 3LHD has received important Croatian and international awards including the A+Award in the Architecture +Landscape category 2017, award for the best building in Sport Category at the first World Architecture Festival WAF 2008, IOC/IAKS Bronze Medal Award 2009 and IOC/IAKS Silver Medal Award 2011 both for the best architectural achievement of facilities intended for sports and recreation, AR Emerging Architecture Award (UK), the ID Magazine Award (USA), and the Croatian professional awards Drago Galić (2013; 2008), Bernando Bernardi (2009; 2005), Viktor Kovačić (2019; 2011; 2001), and Vladimir Nazor (2019; 2009; 1999).

3LHD has gained extensive international experience while designing projects such as: LN Garden Hotel in China, Port Lands Sports Centre in Canada, Croatian Pavilion for EXPO 2015 in Japan and 2008 in Spain, and Dolder Waldhaus hotel interior in Switzerland.



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