Reconstruction Design of the Youth Town Complex
The preparation of the Reconstruction Design of the Youth Town Complex nears completion. It is a preserved unique example of a complex for specific public use and architecture of the early years of the post-WW2 Zagreb (1948-1951). During the reconstruction, a need arose to reduce the impacts of surface water and groundwater on the stability of the reconstructed structures and slopes.
Since the architecture of housing pavilions and buildings for community facilities was designed as a unit with parterres and landscaping in the original state (the initial urban solutions were presented by Prof. Josip Seissel, architectural solutions by Ivan Vitić and his colleagues, and landscaping solutions by Zvonimir Fröchlich and Pavle Ungar), the technical solution had to address the issue of stormwater drainage, respecting the present land use, the existing dense infrastructure and the protected urban landscape, in particular the Granešina Youth Town park, which entered the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia in 2005 as a cultural and historical unit with cultural heritage properties.