BOARD’s proposal for the Badel Block Competition in Zagreb, Croatia reached the so-called “Awards round” that chose the best 14 projects out of 242 entries. 6 projects were awarded.

The jury reports: “This is the project with the most interesting interpretation of the Gorica facade. The project highly complies with the social sustainability criteria, because it includes a wide range of social contents. There is open public space which allows social interaction. The project tries to connect Badel square with the neighbourhood and makes a network of public spaces (Badel block + market). The entry was advanced to the final award round due to proposal’s achieved urban aspect, especially the suggested 24/7 urban life of the core.”

The entry was exhibited at the ZgForum, Gajeva 27 in Zagreb, Croatia in July, 2012.

A more detailed project description can be found in Architecture.

Title: Badel Square
Project: Urban-architectural concept design for the Badel site redevelopment
Date: May 28, 2012
Type: One-phase Open Architectural Ideas Competition
Organizer: Zagreb Society of Architects
Participants: 242
Ranking: 14.
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Site: Badel Square
Programme: Urban block
Status: Competition
Surface: 50.000 m2
Client: City of Zagreb
Awards: Awards round
Exhibitions: ZgForum, Gajeva 27 in Zagreb, Croatia, July, 2012
Team: Bernd Upmeyer, Javier Bressel Mateo, Phil Wilson