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Many original, creative and versatile people live in the area around Martićeva street. Meet them.

 
 

ANA UGARKOVIĆ: Mali bar lives its own life

“I am thrilled that we have phenomenal guests who like this space and understand our rather relaxed approach to managing the restaurant. We attract people who do not care about silverware or select napkins, they mostly come here to socialize.”

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JELENA BANDO: All the new happenings suddenly struck me

In approach to the upcoming international festival of illustrations 36 Mountains, which takes place from the 2nd to the 4th of September in Gallery Bačva of the HDLU, we spoke with its founder and artistic director, painter and illustrator Jelena Bando.

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MAURO MASSAROTTO: There is a normal vibe around the Mosque

“I accept everything that goes on around here. I think that here, in this neighbourhood, there are many nice studios and people who are doing great things. I hope that the Design District will not just be like, we are the Design District and that’s it, I hope that people will really come together and do something concrete.”

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NENAD FABIJANIĆ: Street windows should reveal the work going on inside

“The ground-floor business spaces should primarily be filled with their work atmosphere, and less with cheap decoration. It will all make sense when the windows reveal the productive activity inside, not just the activities related to hospitality, exhibiting, trade… Long live work!… of all types, kinds of knowledge and skills.”

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LANA CAVAR: In Vitić skyscraper, modernism lives on in its old, ascetic luxury

“The two basic questions were: where am I going to run and where am I going to go to the market? At the time, the fact that Maksimir was only 10 minutes away by bike, and Kvatrić was in the immediate vicinity, was virtually more important to me than the apartment building itself… Like, if that fit, then everything else would surely be OK as well.”

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FIKTIV: Martićeva neighbourhood must become a reflection of a strong creative community

“This neighbourhood needs more initiatives that really correspond to the public. There should be a turn from the private towards the public, the ‘creatives’ must communicate with the ‘locals’. The whole community needs to be open.” Fiktiv, located in the north part of Bauerova street, in one of the doorways of “Little Vatican”, is a distinctive and unusual design studio.

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B!RO

The B!RO Architects’ Collective represents the joint activity of young architects Saša Košuta, Mario Kralj, and Dora Lončarić. Having grouped up together during college, at first they worked on realising scenography in collaboration with the Academy of Dramatic Art and the Zagreb Dance Centre.

Vivat Fina vina

Vivat fine wine shop is an obligatory place to visit in the neighbourhood for all those who appreciate wine. Life is indeed too short to drink bad wines, as Vivat’s slogan goes.

Antikvarijat

Antique store with a charming image of typical old shop gathers a wide spectrum of products and an­tiques.

Culture Factory

Tvornica kulture (Culture Factory) is one of the oldest and largest concert and club venues in Zagreb dedicated to rock and pop music. It hosted, more or less, all known acts of the domestic and regional music scene, with appearances by a series of foreign performers.