Two Dimensional Skyscraper

architect Otto Barić
project Zagreb tower, Zagreb, Croatia
written by Krunoslav Ivanišin


As students of architecture in the class of Professor Ivan Crnkovi}, we were designing skyscrapers. Located in Zagreb, on Savska Road, for the reason this “road” (not a “street”) is a natural (infrastructural) development corridor of the city. Looking at the city map, it is a slanted line and not a length of forcedly applied orthogonal pattern. Less ambitious students “threw” their skyscrapers all around (allow me a bit of maliciousness to remember one lip shaped layout floating on the cadastral map), while the more ambitious ones tried to provide a solution for the whole infrastructural corridor and to position their skyscraper(s) somewhat logically.