Cela Matan

Cela Matan

Zagreb, HR



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Trigranit Development Corporation, Zagreb, HR, Design Architect

I was a member of a team of approximately 30 employees who worked on the development of the "Arena Centar" shopping-entertainment centre in Zagreb, Croatia. The primary focus of my work was the coordination of the interior design of all the units (aprox. 220 units) in the Center: from the preliminary design to the realisation togehter with a team of 10 coordinators.

Feb 2010 - Jan 2011

Studio Morfo, Zagreb, HR, Partner

Studio Morfo was founded with a colegue. We had great results in a very short time of it's existence, before we got swept away by a severe economic crises in Croatia.
Primary school in Zagreb, Kušlanova st; competition proposal for a square in Kutina town; Office and residential building in Zagreb, Maksimirska st. (first prize); Church and hostel in Zagreb, Špansko (third prize).
Office and residential building in Đakovo, Frankopanska st;
Single family house in Zelina near Zagreb (in construction);
Interior design projects for new headquarters offices of a company Klobučar d.o.o.

Dec 2007 - Mar 2009

De Architekten Cie, Zagreb, HR, Design Architect

The work for De Architekten Cie from Netherlands was my first international experience. We have worked together with colleagues from Amsterdam on a residential and busyness complex "Centar Bundek" in Zagreb (80.000 m2), which I have had the opportunity to coordinate together with a director of the office in Croatia and a team of aprox. 10 people in a preliminary design phase of the project.
I have also participated on an urban planning competition for the new residential area Borovje in Zagreb, worked on a project of an entrance installation for the south facade of the Zagreb airport Pleso and on a development of Sungarden Hotel in Dubrovnik

Feb 2005 - Nov 2007


University of Tor Vergata, Rome, IT, PhD, History of Architecture

Completed doctoral study in July 2010 (research project: “Representative Palace in Zagreb in the 1930ies”).

Nov 2006 - Jul 2010

Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Roma, IT, History of Architecture

Post graduate course in History of Architecture (“Master Europeo in Storia dell'Architettura”).

Sep 2005 - Oct 2006

University of Zagreb, Zagreb, HR, BArch, Architecture and Urban Planning

Sep 1990 - Jun 2000


Third price at the national competition, 3rd Place

Church and hostel in Zagreb, Špansko.


First price at a closed competition, 1st Place

Office and residential building in Zagreb, Maksimirska st.


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