The centre was constructed from January 2006 till August 2009. The total surface area of the centre is 17 831 m² , 8 000 m² of which is occupied by 75 shops and many catering establishments. The building cascades down the slope following the contours of the landscape, it has three terraces connected with open passages roofed with glass roof and transverse steel pillars on the top where the promenade on two floors connects the Cascade centre with the nearby Kaptol centre. On the ground-floor and the the first floor the building rests on reinforced concrete monolithic structures in shape of massive transverse pillars, and below the ground-floor two floors with garages are situated.
The dinamic cascade form of the building on transverse pillars is accentuated by three deep openings on the street façade and four "s" shaped arms on the courtyard side, and is coloristically enriched by the use of russet bricks on external façades. Although very innovative and modern, this project was built in accordance with the tradition and it emulates the gardens, vineyards and terraces characteristic of this area of the city in the past. The investor of this unique project is the Ungelt/Spectrum group, the author of the project is the architect Goran Rako and all the construction, craftsman and installation works on this demanding and important site in the very historic centre of Zagreb were conducted by Ing-grad d.o.o.
Shopping and business lifestyle centre Cascade