Wake up architects! We have a post-industrial area to redesign!

General description

Post-industrial districts oftentimes seem like history - they appear neglected, abandoned, sometimes even scary. You've surely come across some of them at least once - perhaps you've even had a moment of reflection and wondered how could this empty, forgotten place possibly bustle with life sometime in the past? Our world is full of such locations: abandoned factories and crumbling ruins of post-industrial city districts. During our course, we will rediscover these places. This will be a wonderful opportunity to let your imagination run wild and find new functions for degraded spaces! Transform post-industrial areas with modern and ecological solutions while respecting tradition and history. Let the experts teach you the secrets of designing and transforming post-industrial areas. We cordially invite you to discover the architecture of Gliwice and other cities of the Silesian region. Additionally, we will present to you useful 3D modeling tricks and graphic programs thanks to which your project will make a fine addition to your portfolio.

Silesia is known for its distinctive culture and wide selection of traditional dishes such as pierogi, bigos, kluski śląskie, modra kapusta, żurek, and many more that are waiting for you to try. You'll have the opportunity to learn about Silesian traditions and experience the region's renowned hospitality. During the course, we have prepared many attractions for you.


Academic information

Fields of activity:
Architectural Engineering , Architecture
Content and topics:
The course will contain the following topics:

- Designing the concept of a selected post-industrial space’s revitalisation

- Conducting social, environmental, spatial analyses and solving existing design challenges

- Application elements of blue-green infrastructure and the idea of Smart City 3.0 in practice

- Attractive presentation of the project using a wide variety of different media

Learning goals and objectives:
During the course, you will create your own project aiming at transforming a selected post-industrial area. In the theoretical part, you will learn about existing examples of similar urban solutions. You will deepen your knowledge about modern urban design methods and how to effectively present your project graphically.
Examination type:
Multimedia group presentation showcasing the work done in class on revitalizing the selected post-industrial area
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivational letter and answers to the questions

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Students' dorms, hostel during weekend trip
Three meals per day, at least one of them hot
Public transportation (tickets provided by organizers), on foot