Badel Block is imagined as a hub of cultural activities with programs that draw from the dynamics around and attract various users to this part of the city.
The design process respects the historical markers present on site yet looks forward through creation of new components.
To do this, following architectural elements with varying programs are carefully arranged on site:
1) SPLIT BLOCK-
Part housing, forming an enclave with existing residences, and part shops and offices. A landscaped corridor maintains privacy between.
2) SPLAYED BLOCK-
Pushed inside to break the street linearity, it has shops and offices that opens up to create a courtyard within.
3) INTERMEDIATE BLOCK-
A city hotel separates new interventions from existing structures.
4) ANGLED BLOCK-
Gorica distillery converted into a Cultural Centre with a glass extension that meets at an angle. This move respects the heritage identity by preserving the roof and façade while giving the addition an independent character. Transparent façades reveal vibrant programs; such as shops, studios, theatre, library, cafeteria and restaurant; on the outside.
5) ADAPTED BLOCK-
Yeast factory heritage building reused as a Neighborhood Centre that supports the community by offering workshop, exhibition, multipurpose and performance space.
Fragmented and folded green surface forms a theatrical space for open-air events, an attractive garden otherwise.
Each element is articulated according to the scale of construction present in the city fabric. With new urban qualities and rich spatial experiences these elements play a catalytic role to revive the Lower Town area by transforming Badel Block into a new urban center.
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