CROATIA RECORDS, caffe bar & music shop
CROATIA RECORDS d.d.
Bogoviceva street 5, Zagreb, Croatia
Music shop Croatia Records & Caffe bar “Nova ploča”
The project of “Croatia Records” premises reconstruction, the leading Croatian discography house, in the center of Zagreb in Bogovićeva street, has faced with investor’s desire to expand the business from music shop only to music shop and café bar. Renovated space is designed in a way that both activities can run independently of each other that is, the café bar can continue to operate after shop’s closing hours. At that point, an area with a CD rack is physically closed and divided with roller screens. The new project has demanded extraordinary functional and optimal disposition of space. As a space added value an gallery extension is derived performing a “bridge” with the glass facade which enables circular connection due to exposition of musical range, and which is also used for setting seats of premises’ café bar part. The investor’s desire was to fit existing granite floor and a large part of the existing shelves into a new project and a contemporary design. The interior colors are more subtle and shades of gray, from concrete to anthracite gray prevail. Interior industrial look is achieved by using woods, brick and metal for the materials. The main staircase dominates the interior by receiving a metal but sheer fence, two floor high, considering the need for area separation.