Zagreb Tobacco Factory, Zagreb
Croatian Conservation Institute
Historically significant buildings
The tobacco factory in Zagreb was constructed in 1881 and 1882 on the premises of the Brickyard, which was on the city outskirts at the time, according to the design of the engineer Rupert Melkus. Due to its recognizable architectural, structural, spatial and design features, the factory is considered the best overall preserved building of Zagreb industrial architecture and is protected immovable cultural heritage.
The aim of the structure reconstruction project is to implement protection measures of cultural heritage damaged in the earthquake of 22 March 2020. Static rehabilitation of the entire facility is carried out in the foreseen intervention, including: static reinforcement of walls, ceilings and floor structures, as well as the restoration of the courtyard façade to the original condition. The structural renovation is also the first phase of revitalization of Zagreb Tobacco Factory which will be converted into the headquarters of the Croatian Conservation Institute in the future.