In mid-January the DAZ (Zagreb Architects’ Society) released an open survey competition for designing an urban-architectural solution for the Badel Block. The competition’s goal was attaining a high-quality urban, creative, functional and economic solution set to shape a new modern part of the city center as well as contribute to the value of the broader area at the same time reminiscent of the historical development of this space. Ultimately, the goal of the competition is that this block of space becomes a new element of identity in this part of town and in turn becoming the focal point of the most important business, tourist – catering and cultural – artistic events as well as a place of a high standard of living for its current and future residents.
* The Arko Badel Factory / around 1920.g.
The Badel Block is an exceptionally cherished monument to the industrial heritage which was, due to the city authorities’ neglect and its owners’ bad management, brought to a state of complete devastation where the roof and walls caved in while the surrounding area is completely run-down.
As the competition, survey-style for the time being, is in full swing, the DAZ as the main organizer launched a virtual walk complete with a historical story about this monument, by all means worthy of attention. The virtual walk is accompanied by audio guidance of award-winning curator Marina Bagarić, winner of the Croatian Architects’ Association Neven Šegvić Award for her monograph on Ignjat Fischer as best publicist, critical and theoretical work in the field of architecture and planning in 2011.
We’re bringing this project to your attention emphasizing our belief that it’s a must-see. This project is intended for both the competition participants as well as the general public.
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In the upper menu seven sections are offered for selection: the history of the Badel factory, significant facilities, the yeast factory, the refinery building, the management building, the interior of the management building, the conference hall.
In the lower menu any one out of 55 scenes can be selected (interior and exterior) within which the vistas change by clicking on the mouse.
There’s an arrow on the right side that opens up an additional menu when clicked upon. The additional menu offers the option of turning the audio guidance off or on, an overview of a Google map, settings and sound settings as well as a question mark “?” with instructions for use.
Locating one’s current position is available on the Google map the whole time for easier navigation.