The Badel identity is all about experiment. Where Mijo Arko started experimenting in his backyard with his distillery, the city demands a new brew. We propose an EVOLUCITY. A evolving city, changing, learning and experimenting in the Badel spirit. An engine for urban transformation, for creativity, innovation and social development.
Our proposal reflects this experimental attitude. A simple, yet effective spatial structure of loose urban volumes continues the original constellation of the industrial buildings. Its individuality offers flexibility for future changes and experimentation: a ‘mix to the max’ program of retail, offices, cultural, sports, food, social spaces and housing. At the same time they are highly interdependent: its contrast and diversity creates the tension for urban life to unfold.
Superposed, urban living is literally taken to the next level: by hovering a ‘traditional‘ housing block above the Badel area, unique inner-city qualities are offered. Unique private qualities combined with collective spaces on the inside of the block. Within a simple linear structure, an endless diversity of housing typologies can embrace an enormous social diversity, a step towards social sustainability.
Together, the snake and the public base are a vertical mini-city, embodying all the essentials for vital urban life. A seemingly contradictory relation between a block and an anti-block has become synergetic.
With this experiment we want to bring Zagreb to the next level. Our approach is based on flexibility and transformation, a base for urban, social sustainability. Our proposal starts with the existing urban identity, evolving towards a new Badel.
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denieuwegeneratie architecten Koautor