Hypo Centre is a multifunctional business centre situated at the corner of Slavonska avenue and Marohnić Street in Zagreb.
With the completion of the Hypo Centre in 2007, the city of Zagreb became richer by an attractive architectonic artefact, a complex which is interesting for its form and the diversity of functions.
The realized project represents one of the biggest investments in building construction in Croatia recently.
The idea came from renowned Californian architect and the 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Thomas Mayne who, among other things, created the Hypo headquarters in Klagenfurt. His design for the Zagreb headquarters elegantly and efficiently combines the functionality of the layout and vibrancy of the volume into a whole which is exceptionally attractive.
Although the building is not in immediate vicinity of the city centre, the concept of a city block was applied which offers the maximum of usable space in relation to the given height and is therefore the most rational and cost-effective.
Individuality and originality of the design were achieved by fracturing the clean geometry of the ground plan and dividing the stiff volume of the block into four separate and inter-permeating buildings. Building 1 is the tallest and has a view of Slavonska avenue, Buildings 2 and 3 represents two somewhat lower side aisles, while Building 4 forms the south-western corner of the site.
Dražen Radaš dia, Moser Architekten