BADEL UNBLOCKED BLOCK
Fact that the land of Badel Block is city owned encourages one to develop and explore concepts which tend to improve the quality, diversity and character of public space. In this sense, rather than making a typical block and playing Zagreb’s same old game of interpolation and extrapolation we decided to develop the idea of an “un-blocked” block; a type of urban morphology that sets a block boundary loose in order to make it more publicly accessible.
In this manner we created a concept which consists of a series of public and semi-public carpet-like spaces, allowing pedestrian and visual access into and through the block. The proposed public network is oriented towards and interacts with the exiting context by reinforcing the existing public infrastructure and inviting surrounding urban characters to participate in a civic gathering.
The created morphology acts as a group form, consisting of free-standing objects aligned in the north-south direction, mirroring the “Distelerija” and the existing building pattern at the site. The program is organised in two connected layers: the bottom layer– a network of semi-public and open-public space; the top layer – beginning with the semi-private roof terraces and ending with private space.
The final result is an image of diversity, which recognizes an existing heterogeneity of the site and responds to it in a way that reveals the inherent Badel Block identity.
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Nagrade preko natječaja
2. nagrada, brutto 170.100,00 kn (cca 22.680,00 €) (Natječaj za izradu idejnog urbanističko-arhitektonskog rješenja za Blok Badel u Zagrebu) 27.05.2012