Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2012

3LHD is a collaborative architectural studio, particularly interested in the integration of architecture, art and (urban) landscape, an approach which has resulted in a series of projects and realizations in Croatia and abroad. 3LHD has an integrative approach to projects and believes that in addition to functional, architecture must respond to many other issues. Basic principles of the practice are woven into the modernity of the early 21st century.

Studio’s design approach is each time with different realities and with many different parameters, it is integral, analytical and iterative. It is based on modification of opinions of different people, that studio seeks to bring into production, these are various specialists, experts in various areas and with them it tries to achieve highest quality. In such a way, studio investigates the most appropriate concept and tries to create new value. It always makes a kind of a prototype, which is sometimes, like in automobile industry, a redesign, and sometimes a research undertaking.

3LHD is an architecture studio founded by four partners – Sasa Begovic (born 1967 in Bjelovar), Marko Dabrovic (born 1969 in Dubrovnik), Tanja Grozdanic Begovic (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.

Belgrade design week is a unique, inspiring and one-off design event in this significant geopolitical area. It is the only platform that is really working toward a positive change in the sense of perception and understandings of design profession in countries that formed ex Yugoslavia. I was honored that I was a part of such a beautiful and emotional event.