3LHD is an architectural practice focused on integrating various disciplines – architecture, urban planning, design and art. The Studio was founded in Zagreb in 1994 by four partners: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović and Silvije Novak. In 2016 they appointed a new partner, Paula Kukuljica.
3LHD architects in their work constantly explore new possibilities of interaction between architecture, society and individuals as well as their mutual integration. Through the contemporary architectural approach the team of architects deals with all the projects in cooperation with many experts from various disciplines.
The projects, such as Memorial Bridge, Croatian Pavilion at EXPO 2005 in Japan and EXPO 2008 in Spain, Riva Waterfront, Sports Hall Bale, Zamet Centre, Zagreb Dance Centre, Hotel Lone, Freshwater Aquarium in Karlovac, LN Garden Hotel in China, Grand Park Hotel Rovinj are some of the important projects that have established 3LHD not only in the professional circles but also in the wider public circles.
The work of 3LHD has received important Croatian and international awards including the A+Award in the Architecture +Landscape category 2017, award for the best building in Sport Category at the first World Architecture Festival WAF 2008, IOC/IAKS Bronze Medal Award 2009 and IOC/IAKS Silver Medal Award 2011 both for the best architectural achievement of facilities intended for sports and recreation, AR Emerging Architecture Award (UK), the ID Magazine Award (USA), and the Croatian professional awards Drago Galić (2013; 2008), Bernando Bernardi (2009; 2005), Viktor Kovačić (2011; 2001), and Vladimir Nazor (2009; 1999).
3LHD has gained extensive international experience while designing projects such as: LN Garden Hotel in China, Port Lands Sports Centre in Canada, Croatian Pavilion for EXPO 2015 in Japan and 2008 in Spain, and Dolder Waldhaus hotel interior in Switzerland.