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Ibler or Wooden Skyscraper


Little Vatican


Wellisch House

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Drago Ibler also designed another residential and building in the ‘Martićeva Zone’, the Wellisch House.

Drago Ibler (1894 — 1964) is one of the most significant Croatian architects of the 20th century and one of the most important representatives of modernist architecture in Croatia. The highlight of his career comprises the interbellum period, when he was professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, and very active in public tenders and various projects. In the ‘Martićeva Zone’, alongside the ‘wooden skyscraper’, perhaps his most celebrated achievement, Ibler also designed the residential and business building, the Wellisch House, which comprises two structures, a six-storey building in Martićeva Street 13 and a five-storey building in Vlaška 60. The City of Zagreb Institute for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage Monuments describes the Wellisch House as a “seminal work of modern Croatian interbellum architecture that represents a programmatic achievement of avant-garde liberated residence, conceived as a unit of measure for standardised urban construction”. The building was built in 1930-1931, immediately becoming a recognizable spot of both the local area and the vista of the entire Zagreb lower town.



Atelier Ostrman

One of the more interesting locations in Lopašićeva Street is the art studio of the painter Tomislav Ostrman, Atelier Ostrman, where he exhibits and sells his own pieces and those of his colleagues and friends, alongside organizing small social events in this attractive workshop.

Garderoba Concept Store

With the opening of Ana Ivančić’s Garderoba, Zagreb got its first conceptual showroom for Scandinavian fashion. Garderoba is a carefully thought-out project, a room whose elements have all been designed by brilliant Croatian designers and architects, thus also adding a Croatian brand to the offer.

Slatka priča

The Slatka Priča pastry shop was started in 2013, and is currently in three places – Kranjčevićeva Street, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić Street in Zagreb’s Malešnica neighborhood, and, of course, Martićeva Street (since 2016), more precisely at the busy corner of Martićeva and Smičiklasova.


Mikrofon is a music school started in 2009, located in the charming inner courtyard of 19 Martićeva Street. Its predecessor was the Vocal Studio Maraton vocal workshop from Rijeka, and the school has since then grown from offering single singing lessons to group singing and lessons for children, as well as instrumental music lessons.

Medveščak Library

The Medveščak Library, our neighborhood’s branch of Zagreb City Libraries, encompasses three departments – adult, children’s and youth (also known as “Idi pa Vidi”, or “Come and See”). Besides normal library duties, the library also engages in setting up various exhibitions in its windows, and workshops in the rooms of the youth and children’s departments.