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 in their work 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.
The 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 and Freshwater Aquarium in Karlovac are some of the important projects that have established 3LHD not only in the professional circles but also in the wider public circles. They are currently working on several national and international projects: Hotel LN Garden Resort (China), Hotel Park (Croatia), interior of Hotel Dolder Waldhaus (Switzerland), Hotel Belvedere in Dubrovnik (Croatia).
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 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 (2011; 2001), and Vladimir Nazor (2009; 1999).
Portrait: Jure Zivkovic

3LHD is an architecture studio founded by four partners - Saša Begović (born 1967 in Bjelovar), Marko Dabrović (born 1969 in Dubrovnik), Tanja Grozdanić Begović (born 1968 in Zagreb) and Silvije Novak (born 1971 in Rijeka). 3LHD was founded in 1994 when three of the four partners were still students on the Architecture faculty in Zagreb, in an atmosphere of Croatia's political and economic transition. The studio was formed on the basis of team work and atmosphere. After years of successful business, 3LHD has appointed a new partner in 2016, Paula Kukuljica (born 1976 in Oakville, Kanada).
All of the partners are graduates from Architectural Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
3LHD partners have been visiting lecturers on institutions all over the world and currently they are teachers on Architectural Faculties, University of Zagreb and Split, Croatia.

Award / projectInstitutionYear
CAA Realizations 2019 - annual Viktor Kovačić AwardCroatian Architects' Association2020
Vladimir Nazor annual award 2019 for UraniaMinistry of Culture, Republic of Croatia2020
Medal for UrbanismCroatian Chamber of Architects2020
A+Award in the Architecture +Landscape categoryArchitizer2017
A+Popular Choice Award in the Architecture +Landscape categoryArchitizer2017
ARTUR 2016 special mention2016
50th Zagreb Salon of Architecture awardCroatian Architects' Association (CAA)2015
ARTUR conference special mentionZagreb architects society2015
CEMEX building award Croatia 2015CEMEX2015
Rexpo Adriatic 2015 Best New Hotel AwardREXPO2015
CEMEX building award 2015CEMEX2015
ELLE style award in the "best architect" categoryELLE magazine Croatia2015
CAA Realizations 2013 - Drago Galić AwardCroatian Architects' Association (CAA)2014
Charter of the Republic of CroatiaPresident of Republic of Croatia2012
Oris Award 2012ORIS house of architecture and Arhitekst2012
47th Zagreb Salon of Architecture AwardCroatian Architects' Association (CAA)2012
European Hotel Design Award for best new built hotelThe Sleeper Magazine2012
International Hotel Award for the best congress hotel in EuropeInternational Hotel Award2012
IOC Trophy for Sport and Sustainable Development 2012International Olympic Committee2012
IOC/IAKS Award 2011International Olympic Committee, International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities and International Paralympic Committee2011
CAA Realizations 2011 - Viktor Kovačić AwardCroatian Architects' Association (CAA)2011
Annual Vladimir Nazor Award 2009Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia2010
CAA Realizations 2008 - Drago Galić AwardCroatian Architects' Association (CAA)2009
Stone in Architecture 2009Jadrankamen d.d.2009
IOC/IAKS Award 2009International Olympic Committee, International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities and International Paralympic Committee2009
CAA Realizations 2009 - Bernardo Bernardi AwardCroatian Architects' Association (CAA)2009
XVII CEMEX BUILDING AWARD Croatia 2007CEMEX & Dalmacijacement2008
WAF World Architecture Festival 2008 - category sportEmap2008
XVII CEMEX BUILDING AWARD 2008 - 3rd Place infrastructural buildingsCEMEX2008
CAA Realizations 2005 - Bernardo Bernardi AwardCroatian Architects' Association (CAA)2006
38th Zagreb Salon MentionHDLU - Croatian Association of Artists2003
I.D. Annual Design Review 2003I.D. Magazine, New York, USA2003
AR+D Award 2002The Architectural Review + d. line2002
Piranesi MentionObalne galerije Piran2002
Bauwelt MentionBauwelt Magazine2002
CAA Realizations 2001 - Viktor Kovačić AwardCroatian Architects' Association (CAA)2001
Vladimir Nazor Annual Award 1999The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia1999
24th Youth Salon 1st awardHDLU - Croatian Association of Artists1996
24th Youth Salon MentionHDLU - Croatian Association of Artists1996
Mulini Beach Hotel Dubrovnik PalaceMan and space no.716-7272015
Zamet CentreTransforming cities2015
Amarin Apartment Village Hotel LonePresjek no.102015
Delta and Porto BarošA10 no.562014
House V2Oris no.862014
Amarin Apartment VillageOris no.842013
Interviews with a 100 Croatian leaders2013
Ski Restaurant RadušaDHD no.392013
Sports Hall BaleMasonry material and structure2013
Hotel LoneD'Architectures no.2232013
Memorial Bridge500 x Art in Public2012
Hotel LoneZeppelin no.1012012
Zamet Centre Zagreb Dance Center1000xEuropean Architecture2012
Zamet CentreForms and Meanings2012
Association of Dubrovnik's Architects realized projects exhibition 2012.-2016.Association of Dubrovnik's Architects2017
Holidays after the fall RijekaMuseum of Modern and Contemporary Art2015
3LHD interactionsMuseum of Contemporary Art2015
Holidays After the Fall Sofia2014
Holidays after the fall Berlin2013
Croatian Architect Association Annual Exhibition 2012Croatian Architects' Association (CAA)2012
Mies van der Rohe exhibition, ParisFundació Mies van der Rohe2012
Common Sense & SensibilityNational Library2012
Mies van der Rohe exhibition, BrusselsMies van der Rohe Foundation2012
Mies van der Rohe exhibition, DusseldorfMies van der Rohe Foundation2012
Mies van der Rohe exhibition, LeuvenStad en Architectuur2012
Holidays after the fall GrazGraz House of Architecture2012
Continuity of Modernity, Podgorica2012
Award-wining architecture in Croatia 90-09Croatian Architects' Association (CAA)2011
Continuity of Modernity, Rijeka2011
Alternative Morphology of Contemporary Croatian ArchitectureInternational Union of Architects2011
LectureEvent / organiserYear
Lecture about 3LHD office organizationFaculty of architecture2019
3LHD: Synoptic OverviewIllinois Institute of Architecture2019
3LHD @ House'192019
A lecture for students from TU GrazAquatika & 3LHD2019
ARCHICAD users' round table3Dart2019
Lecture at Days of Oris2019
3LHD keynote at Graphisoft Key Client Conference 2018Graphisoft2018
3LHD architecture and collaborationsZagreb School of business2018
3LHD office organizationFaculty of Architecture2018
Lecture at the School of DesignSchool of Design, on the Architecture faculty in Zagreb2018
Organisation - transformationsCroatian Chamber of Architects2018
Panel discussion Exhibiting YugoslaviaCornell University2018
Guided tour of Karlovac freshwater aquariumCroatian Chamber of Architects2017
Raising an architect - round tableFaculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb2017
The Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Real Estate DevelopmentFilipović Business Advisory2017
Interventions in public spaceCornell University, Ithaca, New York2017
Post-industrial islands in the city centerZagreb Architects Society2017
Panel discussion about the Development of Gredelj zoneFilipović Business Advisory Ltd.2016
Lecture 3LHD - Urban Self-RegulationAIT Cologne2016
(Un)Mapping Diocletian's PalaceFaculty of civil engineering, architecture and geodesy2015
Silvije Novak lecture "Rijeka and Architecture"Rijeka Architects Society2014
3LHD projects in Kino Europa cinemaTelektra d.o.o.2014

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