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Transformation Station Scans

Reconstruction of 10 Waryńskiego street townhouse elevation: construction chronicle and its contexts

Reconstruction of 10 Waryńskiego street townhouse elevation: construction chronicle and its contexts

Lecture by Wojciech Chmielewski

September the 30th 18.00 European Culture Centre

Reconstruction works aimed at recovery of destroyed architectural structure require not only high qualifications in theory and practice but also a huge amount of work and active involvement of the team. We can look closer at the processes accompanying such a venture on an example of a very successful reconstruction of the street townhouse elevation on Waryńskiego Street. The task, both difficult and satisfying, combines different aspects of the undertaken activities: a thorough historic-architectural research, technical and legal solutions and finally economic and social issues. Extensive works bringing back the brilliance of the forgotten buildings are based on a vast knowledge and harmonious cooperation in a large team of specialists involved in the project. Looking deep into such a venture is extremely inspiring; it also serves as an example of good practices in the field of improving the quality of urban spaces aesthetics.

Bio:

Wojtek Chmielewski — an interior designer and art historian. He designs interiors, furniture, elevations, details and advertising solutions. He is also into a historical and conservational research. He has published and took part in public campaigns concerning saving the buildings at risk of destruction, recording the contemporary architecture monuments and participatory planning. He is a member of Wrzeszcz Górny district council.

The lecture will take place in cooperation with European Solidarity Centre as a part of Alternativa Foundation activities: Transformation Station Scans.

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