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Andrija Mutnjaković, F.C.A., Architect
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Atelier: Milke Trnine 38, 10000 Zagreb
- fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Functions in Academy:
- head of - Croatian Museum of Architecture
(01/26/2011 - ...)
- chair - Scientific Council for Tourism
(11/27/2013 - ...)
Membership in Academy:
- full member -
Department of Fine Arts
(05/20/2004 - ...)
- associate member -
Department of Fine Arts
(06/18/1992 - 05/20/2004)
Architect by vocation, Andrija Mutnjaković is working on both architectural design and town planning, as well as writing papers on the theory and history of architecture. Born in Osijek in 1929, where he graduated from the grammar school and then from Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, he attended a specific type postgraduate studies at the State Master Workshop for architecture by professor Drago Ibler and held at the Academy od Fine Arts in Zagreb. He is full member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Professional career in architectural design and town planning has regularly been followed by extensive theoretical explanations which can be clasified in four groups.
Investigation of the new regionalism as an essential factor in giving rise to the identity alienation:
Creations: National and University Library of Kosovo, Prishtina, 1971-1982; Red Cross Centre, Novi Vinodolski, 1980; Trade Union Centre Medvednica, Zagreb, 1986; Music High School, Varaždin, 1980; Primary School Granešina, Zagreb, 1986; Grammar School Luciano Laurana, Zagreb, 1990; Tourist Complex Duga uvala, Pula, 1973-1993; Hotel Croatia, Duga uvala, 1991; Catholic School Center Don Bosca, Žepče, 1997-2010;
Projects: Health Center, Labin, 1963; National and Univesity Library of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Sarajevo, 1970; National and Public Library, Damask; 1974; Academy of Arts and Sciences of Kosovo, Prishtine, 1976; Pahlavi National Library, Teheran, 1977; Assemble Populaire Nationale, of Alžir, Alžir, 1984; Biblioteque Nationale of Alžir, Alžir, 1984; City Market, Cres, 1995; Seaport Merag, Cres, 1995; Children,s Center of Mother Terese, Prishtina, 2001; Tourist and Recreation Centre Veli Jože, Savudrija, 2006; Student Centre Lavoslav Leopold Ružička, Vukovar, 2007; University Pregrada, Pregrada, 2009; and others.
In pursue of bionic design as an alternative to abstract setup of square buildings and town:
Creations: Municipal Theatre Trešnja, Zagreb, 1964-1999; Apatment Building Moj Dvor, Zagreb, 2004.
Projects: Youth Centre, Zagreb, 1966; Tel Aviv-Yafo Central Area, with Aleksandar Srnec, Tel Aviv, 1963; Residential Quarter Novi Beograd, Beograd, 1965; Residential Quarter Petržalka, Bratislava, 1966; Holiday Center for Children Privlaka, Privlaka, 1970; Town Centre South Zagreb, Zagreb, 1971; New Town Osijek, with Branimir Mutnjaković, Branka Kaminski, Dragutin Kiš. Osijek, 1971; Saint Ćiril-Metod,s Church, Osijek, 2006; Trade Centre Trap, Posušje, 2006; Residential Quarter Sopnica, Zagreb, 2007; Trade Centre Bijela Lađa, with Branimir Mutnjaković, Osijek, 2009; and others.
Investigation of kinetic features in the formation of houses and inhabitated areas as a communicative relationship between people and structure:
Projects: Single-family residences Mt. Olympus, Hollywood, 1964; Allegheny Public Square, with Aleksandar Srnec, Pittsburg, 1964; Un project d´une unite d´habitation fabriqee a l´echelle industrielle, Luxembourg, 1966; Saint Peter,s Church, Split, 1970; Cocoonplan, Wroclaw, 1981; Single-family residences, Regio Emilia, 1989; International Cities Design Competition, Milwaukee, 1989; and others.
Restoration analysis of architectural heritage as a component of contemporary ambience:
Creations: Old City Hall (1720-1911), Zagreb, 1968-1975; Orphan (1781), Zagreb, 1974; Turkish Headquarters (19th century), Prishtina, 1975-1984; Student Hostel Medvednica, (architect Stjepan Planić, 1930), Zagreb, 1981-1984; Church of Saint-Martin (Kristian Heinrich Vesterburg, 1820), Zagreb, 1992; Gallery Ivan Meštrović (Ivan Meštrović, 1933-1938). Zagreb, 2002-2003.
Projects: Villa Zidanica (18th century), Zagreb, 1968; Residential Quartres Marash (18th-19th), Prizren, 1977; Revelin Fortrees (1539), Dubrovnik, 1986; Church of Saint-Theresa, Zagreb, 1994; Castle Dioš (Gyuala Sany, Erno Foerk, 1904), Daruvar, 1998; Industrial block Rikard Benčić (19th century), Rijeka, 1999; Salesian´s Youth Centre (Zvonimir Požgaj (20th century), Zagreb, 2007-2010; and other.
Extensive research on the theory and history of architecture is contained in about fifty articjes published both in national and fereign periodicals, in a number books mostly printed in bilingual form, which can be classfied in four groups.
Concept, editing and forewords to almanacs on historical researches:
Kornelije Budinich, Architectural Studies, Pula, 1984; Arch of the Sergii, Pula, 1989; Vladimir P. Goss. Pre-Romanesque Architecture in Croatia, Zagreb, 1996; Frano Petrić /Francesca Patritio, Zagreb, 1999; Andre Mohorovičić, The Istrian Limes, Žminj, 2004; Vladimir P. Goss, Pre-Romanesque Architecture in Croatia, Zagreb, 2008.
Do you know how to reside?, Zagreb, 1964; Cultural and Social Centres in Croatia (co-author Ivan Rogić), Zagreb, 1984; Grammar School Luciano Laurana, Zagreb, 1993.
Theoretical research of architecture and urbanism:
Biourbanism, Rijeka, 1982; The Endemic Architecture (The Vernacular Architecture), Osijek, 1987; The Tertiary Town, Osijek, 1988; The Architectural Bionics (with group of authours), Moscow, 1990; The Kinetic Architecure, Zagreb, 1995.
Investigation of cultural heritage:
Varaski (The Municipal) Theatre, Zagreb, 1968; Andreas Alexius Epirota (Albanian), Prishtina, 1981; The Early Renaissance Town, Zagreb, 1991; The Ducal Palace of Urbino, Zagreb, 1992; The Happy Town, Zagreb, 1993; The Architect Josip Pičman, Zagreb, 1997; The Restored Church in Croatia, Zagreb, 1997; Andrea Alessi, Zagreb, 1998; Acta Architectonica: Josip Pičman, Zagreb, 1998; The Happy Town, Zagreb, 1999; The Architect Luciano Laurana, Zagreb, 2003; Architectonics of Pope Sixtus V, Zagreb 2010.
editor: D. Torbica