INVESTIGATION OF SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE PARK MAKSIMIR
2005, 6 (1) p. 77-84
The loss of identity of Maksimir Park has been ongoing for many years. The main reasons for this situation are certainly the loss of urban culture among the citizens and in particular, the confl icting interests of the park’s users. Furthermore, with the extensive spreading of the city, Maksimir has been pushed into an inappropriate and architecturally inadequate framework. Zones of great endangerment have arisen, and the fi nal result is that areas will continue to degrade and break off from the park’s territory. Today, the park is being used in various ways by the various owners, and the main question is whether the current situation is suffi cient to satisfy society’s needs for the park. The park has lost both the quality of its facilities as well as aesthetics. With the loss of several of the former buildings and facilities in the park, its educational function has also been lost. This paper aims to use historical analyses and a validation of the matrix to provide a hierarchy for restoration of the park.