The (Un)Conscious Childhood Puzzle

architect Davor Mateković
project Kustošija Kindergarten, Zagreb, Croatia
written by Ivan Dorotić


To write about an individual public building in the Vrbani III district of Zagreb, in the vicinity of Jarun lake, without referring to the context, would be wrong and superficial. The urban structure of the city, built on the famous urban plans, has almost been reduced to ‘build a tall housing unit on every free meadow’ construction, so it is very rewarding to visit and write about a ‘house’ growing in an area that respects urban planning and space.