The project ‘Iskonsko odmorište’ is the winner of Iskon & bonbon’s competition.
After the contest Iskon & bonbon are roommies! concluded last Sunday, April 17th, the jury had a very difficult task of choosing between ten high-quality applications to select only one project for the design of a joint sales and promotional stand for Iskon & bonbon. Remember, the jury was composed of the following: Draga Komparak (freelance product designer), Zora Salopek Baletić (architect, founder and owner of the bureau Matrica Architectura), Igor Manasteriotti (designer and art director, Manasteriotti DS), Krešimir Madunović (Iskon board member) and Diego Perez-Tenessa de Block (Director of bonbon).
Finally, the jury chose the project ‘Iskon’s chill zone – a bonbon for the soul!’ by the group of architects BeST, which is made up of of young architect Marko Bogadi in collaboration with Stanislava Odrljin and Tanja Grilec. All three graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Zagreb in 2011/2012. where they live and work in today. Bogadi graduated among the top 10% of students in the class, and during his studies worked on the project Shopping City West Gate in Zaprešić, as well as on the reconstruction of the Opeka Castle in Varaždin and ‘Velika Stancija’ in Savudrija. He is currently working on projects of diverse criteria, such as the Information Centre of the National Park Mljet, the Community Centre in Stubička Slatina, and on private interior design projects and homes. During his career he was awarded in several architectural competitions, among which the most prominent are: 2nd prize on national level for the Isover low-energy office building of 2009 (co-author), Medjugorje Complex – XII gymnasium and a skating rink in Dubrava, Zagreb in 2014. (collaborator) and a prize for Sports and education Centre Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb, 2014. (co-author).
As of 2015, Grilec has been leading an independent design office. She continued her studies abroad, and among her most significant successes is her award-winning project for an opera house in Busan (South Korea). Through the course of her career, Odrljin has participated in a number of public architectural competitions, among which she has received a team award for designing an INA petrol station in Kman (Split), as well as the new urban planning of the Delta in Rijeka. She also worked abroad – in Boston, for a 6-month internship, in the bureau of the well-known architect Paul Lukez.
The award-winning project will be premiered in public space of the Martićeva zone, and presented for the first time to the audience during the first edition of the festival Design District Zagreb from June 16th to 19th 2016, when interested users will be able to try out all the features of this new stand. Iskon & bonbon, the organizational team of Design District Zagreb, and the professional jury sincerely congratulate everyone for participating in the contest!