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Learn about all of the things that make life in the neighbourhood great — places you should visit, people you can meet, and events which you shouldn’t miss.


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.

DDZ 2018: Posebne ponude u distriktu pronađi uz Mastercard®

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DDZ 2018: Odabrani finalisti za Hacking IKEA natjecanje

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Marija Gašparović and Igor Dugandžić-Cigo: We have met though photography and we would not be where we are today without each other

Marija Gašparović and Igor Dugandžić-Cigo are recognizable faces of the Design District Festival Zagreb, and the festival is even more recognizable because of their photographs. Since the Festival’s first edition in 2016, they have been working together and capturing unrepeatable moments, giving the Festival its visual identity and growing together with it.

Architectural collective BIRO: Beginning of our collaboration is closely linked to the Design District Zagreb festival

The Graphic Workers’ Trade Union House is a true talent fountain outpouring creative individuals in the district. We have started visiting their premises behind the renovated façade almost on regular basis to talk to some of them.

BORIS IVANČIĆ: Wine is a noble liquid, an achievement of civilization

Boris Ivančić, whose Vivat wine stores have been an indispensable part of the Croatian wine market for the past 25 years, has retained his enthusiasm until today, combining it with high business and aesthetic standards.

HRVOJE ŠKURLA: Listening is desirable, being docile is not

Hrvoje Škurla, a marketing creative director, but also a hands-on businessman when needed, currently rules the Pink Moon Agency, located in Ratkajev prolaz in Zagreb, with a firm hand. During the 18 years he has been in the profession, he has seen it all: he began working at the 101 Radio Station, did freelance work, worked in the Digitel Agency, and the successful agencies he has helmed include Buka and Fahrenheit (later merged with McCann).

LOVORKA SRŠEN: Team that believes in the project is common to all good projects in the field of culture

Lovorka Sršen is the coordinator and main executive producer of the Design District Zagreb festival, and the projects on which she works include the production of various musical events and festivals, including the Motovun Film Festival. 

Design Dialogues #17: Lana Cavar

Seventeenth edition of Design Dialogues program will be marked by the visit from one of the most respected and productive Croatian designers, both in her homeland and abroad — Lane Cavar!

Chilean architecture at Oris

Two exhibitions of Chilean architecture will be opened on October 15th at 19 pm, at the Oris House of Architecture. While the first one generally presents its modern achievements, the second deals with the work of the architecture and art studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

Meetup with writer Makis Tsitas

Modern Greek writer Makis Tsitas, whose award-winning novel, God is My Witness has just been published in Croatian by OceanMore from Zagreb, will be Booksa’s guest on Thursday, October 13 at 7 pm.

Dijana Ćurković’s poetic performance

The young linguist, journalist and poet Dijana Ćurković will present her debut collection of poetry Verses of the Bottom on 12 October in Booksa, accompanied by illustrator Vuk Oreb and the book editor Ivana Glavaš Brklja.

Conference “Open City” at the Old military hospital

Conference “Open City ― towards the Intercultural social center” will be held at the Old Military Hospital in Vlaška Street 87 from October 13th to 15h, organized by platform Operation City: Upgrade.


Bagdad is a severely dilapidated industrial building of uncertain origin, ownership, and purpose, half-built and never finished, located in the large inner courtyard of Vlaška 79-81 A, on three floors with the impressive total area of 4200 m2.

Slavic Bank Building

The monumental bank palace situated at one of the busiest intersections in the narrow city centre is a representative work by the architect Hugo Ehrlich.

The Interior of Znanje Bookshop

The central part of King Zvonimir street, at the peripheral part of the neighbourhood, on the ground floor of the 1939 Gospodarska Sloga (Economic Agreement) building, housed the Znanje bookshop with its sophisticated modernist interior for years.

Croatian Medical Home

The representative modernist building of the Croatian Medical Home, seat of the Croatian Medical Association, a public association of Croatian physicians, medical professionals and dentists, opened in 1937.

St. Peters Church

The unassuming church with attractive exterior, dedicated to St. Peter, symbolically divides Vlaška street in half.

Unused spaces

In Martićeva and neighbouring streets there are many deserted storing places and outlets. Those places had previously been used as shops for the automobile industry. Also, there are many uncared-for yards surrounding apartment buildings, empty garages, warehouses and similar facilities.