Badel Block - The Sweetheart of Zagreb.
Our main intention was to insert an interrelationship space at the center of the project, not only an activity center, but also a place for human interaction, a joyful place of urban engagement. A programmatically complex space with mixed uses in a dynamic atmosphere. The block houses a cultural center, a convention center, an educational building, a hotel, local commerce, retail stores and housing.
As we studied the urban context, we spotted three different reference places that can be singled out at Zagreb''s city center. A historical and religious one, the Cathedral, the other two are departure and arrival symbols of the city, like doors, the main train and bus stations. A fourth point will be the Badel Block, and we present it as the sweetheart of the city. A new landmark of Zagreb, an open city within its limits and towards Europe.