The 3d edition of the international project has just taken place in Wroclaw on 20-30 November 2015 and gathered 32 students of architecture, urban planning and design.
For design workshops in 2015, which once again were organized by Open Mind Foundation in cooperation with Faculty of Architecture of Wrocław University of Technology, young people came from five European countries: Germany, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland among them also students of European Universities coming from as far away as Brazil and Vietnam. Participants of workshops engaged in creative activity, and exchange of knowledge and experiences, with a special focus on creation of functional and aesthetic spatial arrangements for the river areas in Wroclaw.
For ten days, in five working groups, students were working under the guidance of designers and architects on one particular aim, creation of concepts of the modernization of selected riverside area in Wroclaw. The role of mentor of the project played by representatives of Faculty of Architecture of Wrocław University of Technology – Dr. Anna Bać and Arch. Piotr Michalski. The starting point for work was the Oder River and the adjacent areas stretching from the mouth of the Olawa River via Xawery Dunikowski Boulevard, Wyspa Piasek, the hydroelectric power station designed by Max Berg up to Sikorski Bridge and a section of University Bridge along the Kurkowa Street.
Five different projects were prepared in the forms of graphic boards, mock-ups, presentations and videos under the guidance of tutors, well known and leading architects: Bogusław Wowrzeczka, Roman Rutkowski, Tomasz Głowacki, Mariusz Szlachcic, Edward Lach of the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Technology The work could have not been done without the supervision of PhD students from the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Technology: Katarzyna Targowska, Lea Kazanecka-Olejnik, Agnieszka Wicińska, Dominika Kopczyk, Agnieszka Wierzbicka and Joanna Kania.
The presentation of the workshop results took place on November, 29 in the conference room of the Music Theatre Capitol. Their concepts were evaluated and commented on by: prof. Zbigniew Bać and dr. Anna Bać from the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Technology, Michał Duda from Wroclaw Architecture Museum also Andrej Toth from Budapest Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences. Soon after the presentation the public debate “Fluidity of City- river in the structure of agglomeration” took place, during which we summarized the results of workshops and discussed the potential of Oder river in Wroclaw, debate was moderated by Tomasz Bojęć from think-tank BLOKBLOG.