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2017
Volume 20
Issue 1
Topic:
Environmental Development
ELECTRONIC
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POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Gubańska R. , Gubański J. 2017. THE CONCEPT TO MANAGE THE SELECTED RESIDENTIAL PLOT AND THE IMPACT ON PERCEPTION OF CHWALKOWO (GREATER POLAND), EJPAU 20(1), #01.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume20/issue1/abs-01.html

THE CONCEPT TO MANAGE THE SELECTED RESIDENTIAL PLOT AND THE IMPACT ON PERCEPTION OF CHWALKOWO (GREATER POLAND)

Renata Gubańska, Janusz Gubański
Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

 

ABSTRACT

For many decades, the countryside of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) has been composed not only of peasant farmsteads and charming little churches, but also impressive mansions with economic facilities. Residential buildings of former farm employees make a part of such manor and farm complexes and are characteristic features distinguishing the villages in Greater Poland. It is due to their specific location in the rural landscape and architecture that is simple, but unique in its expression.

Residential buildings along with small economic facilities assigned to them, arranged parallel to the road or grouped around separate courtyards, have formed and continue to create one-of-a-kind residential colonies. The post-war period and, above all, the subsequent ownership changes have contributed to degradation of those complexes. In the recent times, all kinds of renewal and renovation works turned out dangerous for those buildings because they show conservation ignorance and more or less conscious ignoring of the conservation rules by the renovation crews. For this reason, it is important to raise awareness among the residents of such establishments and show them that it is possible to adapt the historical residential complexes to modern needs and expectations of users whilst respecting the historical value.

In this article, we use an example of a complex in Chwałkowo, situated in the Gostyń District in Greater Poland Province, to show that a neglected common space may be made attractive to all inhabitants.

Key words: design concept, positive conversion, restoration, rural landscape.


Renata Gubańska
Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
pl. Grunwaldzki 24a
50-363 Wrocław
Poland
Phone: +48 71 320 1888
email: renata.gubanska@up.wroc.pl

Janusz Gubański
Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
pl. Grunwaldzki 24a
50-363 Wrocław
Poland
Phone: +48 71 320 1878
email: janusz.gubanski@up.wroc.pl

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