The Badel Block should not be subordinate to questionable investment logic, reiterating the hypertrophied business and residential matrix, already present in all the surrounding blocks.
What is suggests instead is a spatial design with a strong identity and consistent implementation of cultural and artistic functions.
Zagreb is a city with a booming cultural and alternative scene and a growing number of corresponding initiatives. The surrounding area is one of cultural detriment, and there is a great need for at least one such space in the whole city of Zagreb.
The Badel Block, with it''s spleen of industrial history, great spatial potential and the advantages of it''s location, vicinity to the city centre, is a very suitable place for a sinthesis of cultural functions.
The purpose is to create a place of enhanced identification, a generator of culture.
The so-called Cultural Distillery will „remove the impurities“ from the block and create a new platform for cultural content.