Redevelopment of “Badel Block “in Zagreb / Croatia
“Badel Gears “is the new icon for Zagreb, a place of identification and to articulate Zagreb role as a cultural, industrial, scientific, economic and administrative centre of Croatia
“Badel Gears” explores the potential of the Badel Block to become the new contemporary urban centre .its role as unique urban space within the dense fabric of the modern metropolis city of Zagreb allows for a great variety of activities such as memory, leisure and commerce. A highly developed infrastructure helps to activate the square, making it attractive destination for tourists and local alike.
The “Badel Gears” scheme with its large gears and clock like beautiful harmonic melody offers an archeological site, a home-made market, an elevated plaza, multiple cafés, restaurant and museum, as well as a panorama terrace in the 1st floor in restaurant. Thought of as a light metal structure, the gears and clock grow out of the archaeological excavation site into a contemporary landmark, defining a unique relationship between the industrial-historical and the contemporary city. Badel Gears mix used character initiates a dynamic development for culture and commerce at the gate of Zagreb.
“Badel Gears is innovation at the forefront of sustainable construction by long lasting adaptability of various programs, unique architectural design of highest standard, efficient construction and environmental concerns. Its strong concern for specific ethical and social situation will move the badel block into the centre of urban activity of Zagreb the local effect is an activation and renovation development in the neighboring areas as well as attraction and meeting place for the entire city and surroundings. The global effects puts Zagreb on the map as a city that is concerned with bring its rich cultural and industrial history to our times - a prototype for urban space in the 21st century.