Tower 123
project, Zagreb, 2006.

The business Tower 123 is a design by invitation for the new and tallest building in Zagreb and in Croatia. The solution for the design has been made after identifying the shortage of quality public space on the location of the Tower and the surrounding district. The analysis revealed the coexistence of two matrices-one modern and urbane, and the other, the remaining rural architecture which has been absorbed by the city space. It was evident that both matrices lacked quality public space.The principal avenue at the entry to Zagreb has been conceived as the main business area, thus giving to the image of the city a thoroughly new appearance.The Business Tower 123 is planned to become the key element of the whole area, with its height of 123m and the advanced DIAGRD structure which is a strong, safe and cost-effective diagonal structural concept. A trapezoidal ground plan is without columns which provides for various ground plan possibilities.The interior space of the tower is shared by business and public areas. The ground floor consists of a tall multi level lobby with access from all directions and different levels; the public facilities - a café and a restaurant are located at mid height of the Tower and on the top floor, where a belvedere with a 360° sightseeing area and a Museum of Zagreb Urban Development have also been planned. The roof area is reserved for a heliport. The Business Tower 123 will be the tallest building in Croatia and in the whole region.

PROJECT NAME Tower 123

PROJECT NO 138

PROGRAM public, urban planning, business

STATUS project

PROJECT 2006-2006

LOCATION Croatia, Zagreb, Ljubljanska Avenue - Selska Road crossroad

PROJECT TYPE invited competition, 6. October 2006

SITE AREA 3689 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 44347 m²

VOLUME 121032 m³

FOOTPRINT 984 m²

ALTITUDE 117 m

CLIENT Donji Grad

AUTHOR 3LHD

PROJECT TEAM Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Nives Krsnik Rister, Margareta Spajić, Krunoslav Szoersen

PROJECT TEAM COLLABORATORS Irena Mažer Hranuelli, Ljerka Vučić

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Palijan - Ivan Palijan

FILM DIRECTOR Nebojša Slijepčević

HVAC Termoinženjering projektiranje - Mario Lukenda

FACADE ADH - Marija Drmić

VISUALIZATIONS Boris Goreta
Freya

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Studio HRG

PHOTOGRAPHY Domagoj Blažević

LINKS http://www.arch-world.cn/article/article.asp?sn=030201-20061221-0001
http://news.zhulong.com/tech/dt/read44738.htm
http://www.166js.com/ynxw/s_ynxw.aspx?tid=1560