Interdyscyplinarne podejście do projektowania nowych funkcji obszarów po eksploatacji surowców skalnych w programie uniwersyteckich badań architektonicznych na przykładzie współpracy miasta Jaworzna i Politechniki Śląskiej w Gliwicach

Agnieszka Chećko


An interdisciplinary approach to the design of new functions of post-mining areas in a university architectural research programme an example of cooperation between the city of Jaworzno and the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.
A b s t r a c t. The need to limit the expansion of cities, towards green suburbs, makes it necessary to take action to restore the functions of degraded areas located within urbanised spaces. An area with still unexploited potential is land abandoned after mining. A limitation to their effective use is the lack of support from administrative bodies on the natural and cultural significance of abandoned pits and the fear of the built environment of having to deal with the environmental burdens associated with the effects of former exploitation. The aim of this article is to present the results of cooperation between the geological administration and the scientific community, in terms of sustainable development of post-mining spaces, exemplified by a field workshop organised for students of the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, in the academic year 2020/2021, in the area of the former Middle Triassic limestone excavation pit, Sadowa Góra, in Jaworzno (in the Silesian Voivodeship). The combination of expert knowledge in architectural design and landscape architecture with the practical experience of post-mining site administrators was used as a basis for educational activities, in the implementation of a project task to design an interdisciplinary research station space in the former Sadowa Góra quarry in Jaworzno, surrounded by an open and friendly social space, exploiting the potential of objects with unique natural and cultural values, discovered or produced in the process of rock exploitation.

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