UNIEJOW TOWN REVITALIZATION
Concept Master Plan
The city of Uniejow is situated on a vast terrain hill above the valley of the river and shows the nature of the two-sided, disproportionate character where the river divides the town into two structures, a two disproportionate parts.
The last few years the tourism has been increased because of the new spa facilities, located on the left side of the river. The urban structure, spaces, uses and paths of the town should be adapted to the latest news and its medieval and historic identity must be visible.
The proposal focus on three aspects: Natural, Historical and Economic.
The Natural aspect
The town is located between fields, forest and the river. It has an important natural environment that introduces into the town like transversal paths. The proposal emphasizes these transversal paths by tree lines that arrives to the river and connects to the pedestrian path parallel to the valley of the river.
The Historical aspect
The first task is focused on the consolidation of the old town by reconstructing and filling urban voids and removing the road traffic in the town centre. It will help to increase its identity and to provide quality spaces for pedestrians that allow the development of commerce, culture, leisure, etc. The target was to recover the old medieval elements of the town like the moat, the character of its main square, the traditional façades and the connection with the left side where the castle is located. Also preserve the historical architecture and integrate and connect it with the activities, paths and uses by a pedestrian network. The new bridge will be an important element of the town, a new leisure and view point.
The Economic aspect
The second task is about investment and development opportunities. There are two zones that correspond with the doors of the town.
The Zone 01 is the main door, where the pedestrian and commercial street starts. There is located the Research centre about water and agriculture, because of the easy access and according to the former character of the town.
In Zone 02 the leisure and nature are joined. It will be a place to visit and learn about animals, plants, vegetable gardens, agriculture… to bring nature and people closer.
Type Urban design
Location Uniejow, Poland
Authors Balbina Mateo, Honorata Grzesikowska, Joan Gallego, Mercedes Doz, Eduard Balcells, Monika Kustra, Luis Torres, Inma Subias
Collaborators Edyta Wisniewska