TROLLEY CAR SHED NR 6 (Wroclaw, Poland)
The Tram Depot No. 6 - Zajezdnia Dabie is the first tram depot of Wroclaw. Owner was the “Breslauer Street Railway Company” (BSEG). In 1912 the depot was built. It exists of two sheds, garages, heating, forging and washrooms, an administration building and residential buildings on the southern edge of the property. On 15 January 2007 the entire ensemble was entered in the Heritage Register. Today’s street railway company no longer requires MPK tram depot for its operation and is looking for options for a new development of the site.
The tram depot No. 6 in the Tramwajowa street is situated east of Wrocław, in the so-called Big Island. The area is becoming an attractive location, where culture, business, entertainment and recreation are offered close to the historical city centre and the Cathedral Island. The very good connection with the old town and the diversity and attractiveness of the program (Centennial Hall, Conference Centre, Multimedia Fountain, ZOO, Japanese Garden and Park Szczytnicki, Bank of the Oder) aims at an audiences of different ages and with different interests.
The project is about transformation of a former trolley car depot in Wroclaw. Instead of literally applying Richard Florida’s “The rise of the creative class” by using the protected buildings for a new program (leisure and pleasure), we ask you to make a design that connects the area with the context and generates quality of the public space. Living could be the linking pin.
You are requested to make a design of minimal 50 dwelling units on the location. Keep in mind that living in the future might be not the same as it is now ( sustainable / demographic changes / social developments / network cities). Your vision on living in the future determines the program and the final urban design.
Design week 2: urban gardening in Rotterdam
At the end of the course you present a urban design of minimal 50 dwelling units on the location of the former trolley car shed. Your vision on living in the future determines the program and the final urban design. You should use the international workshop in Wroclaw to get more depth in your analyses and to define your program.
In this Urban Nomads program you will develop 6 professional competencies: Concept, Urban Design, Analysis, Urban Research, Urban Strategy, Being aware of surroundings.
During 1 semester you will work continuously and integrally on these competencies. You work individual and you will get weekly feedback in classes on your products. This project includes 2 design weeks and a final presentation.
Feedback on products:
Once a week you get individual feedback on the design products in the studio of Urban Nomads (location, day and time have to be announced)
At the end of the course you will present your project to professionals.
After the final presentation your portfolio will be accessed by certificated assessors on the 6 competencies. You will receive a certificate
Concept schedule spring term (March –June) Holydays: Eastern, Pentecost, Kings day 3x 1 week
March April May June
week 1 introduction research design design
week 2 analysis design design design
week 3 design week 1 design design presentation
week 4 concept design week 2 design assessment
Design week 1: the location in Wroclaw
Saxion University of Applied Sciences, department of urban design
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, department of landscape architecture
University of Wroclaw Faculty of Architecture
Prof. Dirk Manzke, architect, Osnabrück
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Poniewierka, architect Wroclaw
Dipl. Ing. Grazyna. Adamczyk-Arns, architect, Stuttgart
The first design week is on the project site in Wroclaw. We start with a guided tour on the location. Together with students of landscape architecture from the University of Osnabrück and architecture student from the University of Wroclaw you develop a concept for the area. You work in the university of Wroclaw. Every day will be a shot presentation of your results to a group of expats. In the second design week we visit the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam “Making Cities” and we will use this impact to reflect critical on your design results.
Urban design plan Green Cocktail, R van der Maas
2012 spring term
40 hours per week