THE NEW CENTER OF LODZ. The New Center of Lodz. Nowe Centrum Łodzi.
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Nowe Centrum Łodzi
“The New Centre of Lodz” project is a part of the municipal project of the development program for the post industrial areas, the so-called local revitalization programme. It consists in building the New City Centre in the vicinity of the Lodz Fabryczna Railway Station and the historic EC1 heat and power plant. The aim of this project is to turn Łódź into an attractive metropolis by means of interesting architecture, appealing cultural events, a wide array of services and a good transportation system.
Nowe Centrum Łodzi
In February, 2007, the authorities of Lodz decided to entrust the creation of the concept of the city centre redevelopment to ROB KRIER, the famous Luxembourgian architect and urban planner. Encouraged by (World Art Foundation), founded by Andrzej Walczak, one of the owners of Grupa Atlas, David Lynch, a film director, and Marek Żydowicz, the director of the Camerimage festival, Rob Krier undertook to transform the derelict areas in the vicinity of the Łódź Fabryczna station and the EC1 heat and power plant into a place teeming with life – the new cultural city centre. Krier has designed an urban development concept for the 30-hectare area in the city centre within the premises limited by Kilińskiego, Targowa, Narutowicza and Tuwima streets.
Spatial planning and heritage perservation department
Investment coordination and supervision bureau – new multimodal transportation system
EC1 ŁÓDŹ – CITY OF CULTURE
Main coordinator of New Center of Lodz and EC1 West, EC1 South-East
World Art Foundation - EC1 East
PKP Polish Railway Lines Company – New underground railway line
EC1 Lodz Foundation
- Specal Art Zone
PKP Polish National Railways– New underground railway station
Camerimage Lodz Center
- Festival Congress Centre
The Lodz voivodship
Nowe Centrum Łodzi
Only some people are aware of the scale of the revolution which is going to take place in Lodz.
Culture is our starting point – it is the core of attractiveness, which also shows our partners that it is worth investing here.
EC-1 South - East
The contest for the Special Art Zone architectural design has been won by the German “Moller Architekten” studio. The aim of the contest was to gain an architectural concept of the Modern Art Centre building which would be artistically, functionally and practically best-suited for its purpose of the city\'s “icon”.
In the EC1 West building, the CENTRE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY is to be located. It will serve as a MUSEUM, EDUCATION AND LEISURE CENTRE.
As a museum, it will focus on documenting and commemorating the technical development, both in terms of architecture and electric power, in relation to the aesthetics of time and place, and functionality of a power plant. There will be three EDUCATIONAL PATHS in the Centre of Science and Technology, all connected with power and energy:
PATH OF ENERGY
PATH OF CIVILISATION AND SCIENCE HISTORY
‘MICRO WORLD – MACRO WORLD’ PATH
The most important aspect of the Centre of Science and Technology will be presented as a permanent exhibition along the educational paths – interactive devices will make it possible for the visitors to perform their own experiments, observe and explore physical phenomena, chemical reactions or biological structures.
Humanities, such as archaeology, paleontology or social sciences, will also find their place in the Centre. Aims in three main areas will be addressed: popularization of science and education, as well as development and promotion of Łódź and the region.
Part of the project „New Center of Lodz