Rockets? Yes, the Rockets, three famous buildings in Zagreb

When you say a word “rocket” to an average Zagreb resident, you can be sure he will not think about the “a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine”, but the apartment buildings in the neighborhood of Trnje.

It is about the three apartment buildings built in brutalist architectural style. Building scheme was made in the 1960s, according to the studio Centar ’51 project and the architects Berislav Šerbetić, Ljubo Iveta, Vjenceslav Richter and Olga Korenik.

First schemes were modified after the earthquake in Skoplje in 1963, so the buildings could be durable during possible earthquakes. Five years later, in 1968, the construction of buildings was over. The buildings were meant to be the same height, but it was noticed that the outer buildings are intersecting TV and radio transmitters, and because of that, those two buildings are lower than the middle one, which is 70 meters tall.

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