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Meštrović’s pavilion

Marker ikona

Whether we call impressive building in the middle of Victims of Fascism Square a Mosque, Meštrović’s pavilion or Home of Visual Arts, it’s one of Zagreb’s most instantly recognizable architectural symbols.

Meštrović’s pavilion is the monument to rich and very turbulent history that saw regular changes of function with every new political regime since all governments wanted to use this representative edifice for its own purposes and goals. The building was contrasted in the period 1933 – 1938 following Ivan Meštrović’s design while the blueprints were developed by H. Bilinić and L. Horvat. Originally, the intention was to use the building both as the monument to the Yugoslav king Peter I of Serbia and the Home of Visual Arts. At the time the building had been already called the Meštrović Pavilion as the expression of gratitude to its creator. Already in 1941, with the outburst of WWII in the region and the proclamation of quisling so-called Independent State of Croatia, the building had to change its function and was used as the city’s mosque. Fir that purpose, three gigantic minarets were built around it and the interior was thoroughly redesigned.

Despite the fact that the building started functioning as a mosque only in 1944, which was stopped in 1945, the local jargon still knows it as a ‘mosque’. In the socialist Yugoslavia the Mosque initially served as the Museum of National Liberation and later on the Museum of National Revolution. The interior was redesigned yet again but this time according to the project in the hands of the architect Vjenceslav Richter. In 1993, the building was finally given its initial purpose, i.e. it became the Home of Croatian Visual Artist. Extensive works on renovation and restoration took place in the period between 2001 and 2006.



Program bar

The bar Program is located on the site of a former charming Divas bistro. Saša Žerajić, the ever-present and loved face of the bistro, who worked there since the opening, decided to create his own concept in the same place. 


PULS*AR was established in December 2013, as a new initiative by principal architects with a collective wealth of experience built through their individual careers, each stretching back almost twenty years. Together, they encompass a wide range of varied concepts, designs, and built developments, winning them international recognition and a host of prestigious awards.

Atelier Ane Barbić Katičić

Ana Barbić Katičić has been exhibiting independently and collectively in Croatia and abroad (France, Belgium, Israel) for 15 years (since graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb). So far she has exhibited 20 times independently, and is a member of Croatian Association of Artists and Croatian Freelance Artists Association.

Home of Printers’ Trade Union

The printmakers’ and publishers’ union is, with its 147 years of constant activity, the oldest union in Croatia and beyond, established as the Croatian Typographic Society.

Kreativni centar Ledana

Unutrašnjost bloka u Bauerovoj 19 jedan je od primjera dugogodišnjeg nastojanja za očuvanjem bivšeg industrijskog kompleksa tvornice leda kao prostora od javnog značaja, a protiv pokušaja njegove privatizacije.