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i passed the entry-test, and am one of the lucky 120 (future) students of the College of Architecture, Zagreb, Croatia, EU :) yay:)
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...But they were all of them deceived.



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Eldar wrote:

I believe I know a few people who have gone to school there, unless its new. Since Zagreb isn't a large city, is there more than one school of Architecture there? I've been working on a project in Zagreb, and I deal with a local firm there called PLAN, and most of the architects who work there are graduates from the local university.
BTW, Croatia isn't in the E.U. (yet). Got to apprehend a few war criminals(or as some see them, heros) first.
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nop, it's not new, it goes back from 1937., i think. Currently, it's the only Arch. college in Zagreb, but they're opening a new one this year or the next. in the whole region, there's one in Split, also in Croatia; in Ljubljana, Slovenia; in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; not sure about Belgrade, Serbia-if it's still in function... Most of the architects graduated in Zagreb, and some in Sarajevo. The one in Sarajevo sucks, and the one in Split too. The reputation, as i heard it, not just from "locals", lol:) is that the Architectural College in Zagreb is pretty, pretty good, for European standards that is :) never heard of PLAN, tough:)

No, not yet we aren't, but the Negotiations have officially started, the rest is pure protocol. we're in in a year or two.
as for the war criminal(s)...it's a long story. the main character did some nasty stuff in the war, just like every hm... "fighter"... in this war, on both sides; and in any war, on any side, for that matter... he's (they're) no better than any american marine in vietnam, korea, afghanistan, iraq etc, any british soldier in any of those and/or other places, any nazi soldier in poland in 1939/40.. or any blablabla fightin any other blablabla... it's just the nature of war, unfortunately :( some morons that see them as heroes, are in fact, morons. but you have to see their point of view, for that man, along with others, many others, also did some good for his country, liberating people and large occupied territories from the serb aggression.. but, our efforts to join the EU have nothing to do with him, or other war criminals, it's pure politics and the great game of world powers..UK and Germany, in this matter.
sorry for bringing up politics in the post, but i had to.
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Eldar wrote:

I'm pretty sure the people I've been working with went to the one Zagreb. If you end up deciding to stay in Zagreb after you graduate you should look them up. They've been in business for about 50 years, but are still a small firm. They built a nice minimal/modern project called Capital Center (I think I got the name right) in Zagreb. They are a good bunch of people. The project I designed is under contruction right now in Novi Zagreb. Its directly across the street from the new museum that's under construction there on the corner of Avenija Dubrovnik and Avenija V. Holjevca. It's a small retail center with a medium sized office tower above. I hope it comes out okay. (fingers crossed but there has been a lot of Value Engineering going on lately) BTW, I really enjoy going to Zagreb, its a nice little city, especially since the weather got nice (my first trip was last year in December with snow on the ground). It was frickin cold.....

I just remember this issue coming up when I was there last spring and everyone was talking about it. It sounded like the usual one man's hero is another man's terrorist kind of talk, depending on who was doing the talking.
Interesting thing is we are also doing a projects in Belgrade and Niche in Serbia as well. I haven't been to Serbia yet, but I'm sure I will have to go eventually. I got some rolling of the eyes from some Croats when I told them we were doing work there. Old habits do die hard.
Good luck to you in school.
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akhm...*they* should look *me* up after i graduate:)

yup, it's nice, you sort-of got the name right:) had no idea that PLAN did that, but i do know the chief-arch. was Branko Kincl, one of my future professors:)

haven't seen that yet, although i heard of it.. i'll let you know my impressions tomorrow, got some business there:)

lol, "nice little city", lol :) it's my nation's capital, you superurban, megalopolitan citizen:)

yeah, that's pretty much it. but, if the guy was a real patriot-he'd turn himself in, and put us all out of our misery... that is, he'd stop being an obstacle, but bloody Brits and the Dutch would always find somethin else that isn't right...say..we produce too much acoustic guitars for the right-handed, what clearly indicates croats are all rightwinged :)

they rolled their eyes for your benefit, it's still marshal-law-like in Serbia:) be sure to wear a gun when you walk the streets there:)

thank you, my yellowskinned friend :) ;)
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That name seems very familar to me, but I can't place where I've heard it. Maybe I've met him. I've met so many designers/consultants in the course of the project that many of them are starting to blur together.
I do know PLAN has other local architects work with them on occasion.

Sorry my perception is a bit out of whack. I've been doing a lot of work in Japan and China for the last eight years, so anything under 4 million starts to feel small. ;-)
Actually, going to Asia makes my home city (Dallas) start to feel a bit small.
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