Forest as Metaphor

architect Morana Vlahović
project Lauba Bistro, Zagreb, Croatia


The bistro is situated in the House for People and Art (Lauba) in the Zagreb district of Črnomerec. The Lauba building consists of two separate volumes (a larger and a smaller one) leaning on each other and interconnected only with one opening.


In 2011 the exhibition and office space in the larger volume, the so-called Hall, was remodelled. The smaller volume, the so-called Annex, touches the Hall frontally and houses the bistro finished in 2012.