Badel is a renown soft drink brand in Croatia, with a historical factory downtown Zagreb.
When moving to outer city limits, the former factory terrain has been abandoned. The city of Zagreb launched a grand competition for its redevelopment.
Our proposal was not to choose between an open or a closed city block. We superposed an open urban tapestry of public functions with a traditional housing block. With this, both qualities were added to the site.
An open ground level with freestanding volumes was superposed by a ring of housing, closing the block on a higher level.