Visions of the Floating Garden
An exhibition of projects by graduate students from the Architecture and Spatial Planning Institute offer creative proposals as a basis for future development.
From ecological housing estates, to marinas, to floating centres of art and culture to a landing ground for dirigibles, the fifth-year students of Professor Wojciech Pęski’s course in City Management put forth a broad range of vision in the exhibition Szczecin Floating Garden 2050, which is currently on show at Szczecin City Hall.
Set up as companies as part of the semester-long class, which is taught by architects Elżbieta Czekiel-Świtalska and Adam Zwoliński, groups of students were asked to devise a series of projects from initial conception to attracting partners and financing. The project included timetables for their implementation, funding sources and opportunities to establish cooperation with public and private sectors.
According to students, ttheir ‘Floating Garden’ strategy offers a legitimate way forward for the city. The submitted projects can be an important stimulus for further studies, particularly in the area of tourism and the construction of sailing facilities. Mayor Piotr Krzystek, who was present at the opening of the exhibition, agreed, saying the projects will be reviewed as potential sources of will inspiration for urban planners.