Next Article in Journal
The Innovative and State of the Art Public Access Management of Malta’s Underwater Cultural Heritage
Previous Article in Journal
Generation of a Multi-Scale Historic BIM-GIS with Digital Recording Tools and Geospatial Information
Previous Article in Special Issue
Spatial Distribution Characteristics and Influencing Factors of the World Architectural Heritage
Article

Urban Morphology of Zagreb in the Second Half of the 19th Century—Landmarks Guiding the Reconstruction of the Town and the Preservation of Identity after the 2020 Earthquake

Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, Kačićeva 26, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Stella Sofia Kyvelou
Heritage 2021, 4(4), 3349-3364; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040186
Received: 12 August 2021 / Revised: 2 October 2021 / Accepted: 8 October 2021 / Published: 13 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heritage Patterns—Representative Models)
The research of the urban morphology of Zagreb in the second half of the 19th century was done with the intention of showing the importance of inherited urban morphology and the importance of urban identity factors at a time when preparations are being made for reconstruction after the 2020 earthquake. The research was performed on the basis of old maps and plans and previous research on urban development. The medieval town of Zagreb began to develop in a planned manner in the second half of the 19th century. The orthogonal street grid in the new town built in the 19th century and called the Lower Town—were the result of urban utopian times and the first written legislation on urban planning (1857), the first development plan (1864/1865), and a second development plan (1887/1889). The concept for the urban design of the Lower Town has three distinct themes: an orthogonal street grid, public parks and squares and public buildings. The series of public spaces, consisting of seven squares and the Botanical Gardens, became a landmark pattern in the urban morphology of Zagreb at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. This urban pattern, as a lasting value, remains the main landmark for any new architectural and urban interventions in the town historic part. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban history; urban morphology; urban form; urban design of 19th century; system of public squares and city parks; Zagreb; Croatia urban history; urban morphology; urban form; urban design of 19th century; system of public squares and city parks; Zagreb; Croatia
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci, B.; Obad Šćitaroci, M. Urban Morphology of Zagreb in the Second Half of the 19th Century—Landmarks Guiding the Reconstruction of the Town and the Preservation of Identity after the 2020 Earthquake. Heritage 2021, 4, 3349-3364. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040186

AMA Style

Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci B, Obad Šćitaroci M. Urban Morphology of Zagreb in the Second Half of the 19th Century—Landmarks Guiding the Reconstruction of the Town and the Preservation of Identity after the 2020 Earthquake. Heritage. 2021; 4(4):3349-3364. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040186

Chicago/Turabian Style

Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci, Bojana, and Mladen Obad Šćitaroci. 2021. "Urban Morphology of Zagreb in the Second Half of the 19th Century—Landmarks Guiding the Reconstruction of the Town and the Preservation of Identity after the 2020 Earthquake" Heritage 4, no. 4: 3349-3364. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040186

Find Other Styles

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop