PLOCA is a group of architects and designers based in Zagreb and Rotterdam. We share the urge to make architecture, furniture, objects and explore new media. Our workshop is a place of co-operative work that enables built, social and research-based work at a variety of scales.
Frane Stančić (Rijeka, 1988) graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb as an engineer of architecture and urbanism. He moved to Rotterdam in 2013 to join OMA. Later, he worked at MVRDV on interiors and at KAAN Architecten on large scale competitions and small scale concept to execution projects. Frane´s main interest lays in designing, prototyping and fabrication, through which the relationship between architecture and manual production has been explored.
Hana Marisa Mohar (Ljubljana, 1990) graduated from TU Delft Faculty of Architecture. Her work was featured in many exhibitions and publication and her master thesis got her nominated as an Archiprix 2019 finalist. Up untill 2022 she worked as a project leader at KAAN Architecten where she consistently brought in new projects through successful competitions. Her focus lies in the larger scale, she thrives on complexity.
Ana Horvat (Zagreb, 1993) is an architect who graduated with magna cum laude commendation at Sint Lucas school of architecture in Gent in 2018, tutored by Martino Tattara (DOGMA). Since then, she collaborated with various offices in Belgium: URA architecten, Studiobont, Jo Taillieu and Raamwerk and worked on various competitions, exhibitions and execution projects. Ana is mainly interested in smaller-scale architecture, conceptualization, mixed media and its implementation within the field of architecture.
Rina Cota (Zagreb, 1996) graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb. Throughout her studies, she participated in multiple competitions and research projects. She has been acknowledged with two Rector’s awards for her academic achievements. Her interests are both in large and small scale, theory and practice, hand drawing, animation, and photography.
Karlo Lauc (Zagreb, 1996) graduated summa cum laude at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Zagreb. Throughout his studies, he has worked on multiple competitions, and has been awarded for his academic achievements. He is mainly interested in large scale urban projects and underlying systems that shape our built environment.