ZAGABRIA_Badel Block

project 2012 (competition)
client City of Zagreb
dimensional data:
lot area 21700 sqm
GBA  17.330 mq (commercial), 10.454 mq (retail, shop)
18920 mq (residence), 7.433 mq (cultural, leisure, amenities)


The block follows the big block grid without going against the layout rule “by addition”, typical of industrial areas. The pre-existing buildings are not isolated elements from the past, exposed as foreign objects, but they become part of the new urban layout as an integral part of the block’s morphology. Recovering the industrial heritage becomes thus the key to the urban development’s sustainability. The new meanings are added to the pre-existing identity while safeguarding and respecting it.