THE BUILDINGS BUILT FOR PUBLIC USE BY “THE KKK GROUP” IN CROATIA: ARCHITECTURE, STRUCTURE AND CONSERVATION


Cela Matan, Iva Mrak, Nana Palinić


Architects Jovan Korka, Đorđe Krekić and Georg Kiverov founded the KKK Group in 1931 in Zagreb, and worked together until 1939. During its activity, the Group built in total five public buildings for social use: the Chamber of Labour in Zagreb and the Public Labour Exchange buildings in Zagreb, Osijek, Slavonski Brod and Karlovac. The primary emphasis on the conducted analysis focused on the hidden architectural and structural values of similar buildings in the authors’ body of work  that have been overlooked in the existing research, and the presentation of unknown works. The surviving buildings, the legacy of the KKK Group, are a testimony to the level of functionalist and avant-garde modern architecture in Croatia.