Silvije Novak

1971 – born in Rijeka, Croatia.

1985 – finished Primary school in Rijeka.

1989 – graduated from the Civil Engineering High School [orientation: civil engineering technician] in Rijeka.

Enrolled at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Architecture in 1989 and obtained a diploma in 1996, in Professor Marijan Hržić’s class. During studies worked at the Randić-Turato Architectural Office.

1994 – Founded the Architectural Studio 3LHD in Zagreb, with the following architects: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović and Tanja Grozdanić. From then until present the Studio successfully works and operates on numerous and various projects (approximately 170) and has some thirty architectural realizations in the execution stage [listed in the list of projects in more detail]. The works of the Studio has been published in Croatia as well as internationally and has been awarded at many competitions, and was even granted highest professional recognitions for certain realizations both in Croatia and abroad:

2009   The Jadrankamen Award “Stone in Architecture” 2009 for the Bale Hall

The “Drago Galić” Annual Award 2008 for best realization of housing projects for the J2 House in Zagreb

2008    WAF 2008 – The Best Sports Building in the World – the Bale Hall at the World Architecture Festival, Barcelona

XVII CEMEX Building Award – 3rd place Internationally for the Split Riva

2007    CEMEX Building Award Croatia 2007 for facility infrastructure (Riva, Split)

2006    The “Bernardo Bernardi” Annual Award, Croatian Architects’ Association

(for the Croatian Pavilion at the 2005 EXPO World Exhibit)

2003    recognition of the 38th Zagreb salon

I.D. Annual Design Review Award, winner in the category Environments for the design of the Memorial Bridge of Croatian Defenders, New York, USA

2002    AR+D award winner (worlds leading emerging architecture award), of the magazine: The Architectural Review + D-Line (the Memorial Bridge of Croatian Defenders in Rijeka), London, UK → http://www.3LHD.com /mhb

The Piranesi Award (for the Memorial Bridge of Croatian Defenders in Rijeka), Piran, Slovenia

Bauwelt Award (for the Memorial Bridge of Croatian Defenders in Rijeka), Berlin, Germany

2001    The Annual “Viktor Kovačić” Award, Croatian Architects’ Association (for the Memorial Bridge of Croatian Defenders in Rijeka)

1999    The Annual Award “Vladimir Nazor”, granted by Croatia’s Ministry of Culture in the field of architecture and planning (for the residential house Vila Klara)

1996    First Prize for Architecture of the 24th Zagreb Salon (for the Hotel M project, Zagreb)

1996    First Prize for Architecture of the 24th Zagreb Salon (for the project of the National Museum in Seoul, Korea)

In the 2000 – 2002 timeframe worked as executive editor of the Croatian Architects’ Association’s official gazette Man and Environment (Čovjek i prostor) 2002/2003 was a member of the CAA expert committee, and from 2003 a member of the CAA presiding committee.

As of 1996 works as a contributor to various professional magazines both in Croatia and abroad

In regard to academic activities, we cite the following: junior lecturer at the Department of Zoning in the 2003/2004 academic year, 2004/2005, 2005/2006 and 2006/2007, the course Zoning and Planning I-IV, in the 1999 –  2000 timeframe worked as a guest critic at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Architecture at the Departments of Architectural Designing 05 and 09 and participation in several architectural and zoning workshops and conferences as a participant and head, in Zagreb St. Vincent, Jelsa, the Unije, Motovun, Vienna, Graz and Rotterdam.

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