ZAGREB, Sept 20 (Croatia Sun News) – The Zagreb-based architecture studio “Dva Arhitekta” is among the winners of the U.S. award Architecture MasterPrize 2019, with their work on the Galic Winery in Kutjevo having won an award in the Industrial Buildings category.
The prize for Architectural Design/ Industrial Buildings was bestowed upon the winery based in the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia. The authors, including the lead architects, Zoran Zodaric and Tomislav Curkvic, along with the design team – Maja Marosi Pezo, Mario Pervic and, Dejan Separovec, were praised for “a clear architectonic design” that derives from the intent that the house fits into the traditional surrounding area well, even as it offers a contemporary feeling.
The award ceremony will take place in Bilbao, Spain.
‘Dva arhitekta’ (‘Two Architects’) is an architectural studio founded in 1992 by Tomislav Curkovic and Zoran Zidaric. Their first projects dealt mostly with interior design created with a minimal budget and a great deal of effort, and quickly gained positive recognition. In time, their focus shifted from interiors to family houses.
Spanning 25 years of collaboration, they have been winners and nominees of the most important architectural awards in Croatia, as well as abroad, in competitions like the Cemex Awards, Wienerberger Brick Award and World Architecture Festival. For three years in a row they were shortlisted for The Plan magazine Awards, culminating in last years’ win with of The Wine Chateau project. Although Dva arhitekta primarily operate in Croatia, their scope extends even further, fueled by numerous features in architectural magazines and sites, international book publications and exhibitions.
The Galić winery was established in 2005, and is privately owned by Josip Galić. The Galić family has been engaged in viticulture for generations, primarily producing wine for their own use. Having inherited a love of wine, Galić developed it into a serious business, applying the latest knowledge about groundwork and cultivars, and using the most modern ampelotechnical practices, with consideration for the ecological aspect of productions.