The autor of the project for the Main Railway Station in Zagreb is a Hungarian architect Ferenc Pfaff, the head engineer of the Hungarian State Railways who is the author of all most important projects under its competence. In the Croatian region he projects the railroads in Rijeka, Osijek, Karlovac and Zagreb. The building of the Main Railway Station in Zagreb was built from 1890-1892 and is situated on the longitudinal axes of the Chemical Laboratory and the city gardens in the extention of the Accademic square. It's 186.5 m long, horizontally indented, with a relatively low pavilion type of front opened with colonnades towards the Zelena potkova. The front is devided in three parts of which the central is the highest and the lateral lower wings have the risalites. It's richly decorated with the inventory of neoclassicistic ornamentation and sculptural decorations like allegorical compositions of which the Allegory of Traffic is situated in the central tympanum, the allegorical figure representing Animal Husbandry and Hunting in the niches of the first floor and on the tympanum of the risalites are the allegorical figures symbolizing Agriculture and Industry. The sculptural decoration was made by the sculptural company of Vilim Maršenko from Budapest in 1891/92 and the construction works on the building the company of Iv. Milko from Segedin.
The renovation and design of the building of the Main Railway Station in Zagreb consisted of making of the new plaster of the front according to the existing one, the execution of the new sheet-metal material, the roof reconstruction and the replacement of the roof cover made out of Biber tile, the repair of the damaged and replacement of the external woodwork made of coniferous first-class wood and the final treatment of the front with silicat coat.
Main Railway Station