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    This project proposes extension the Piaśnica memorial site in a wide view – from the grand, urban scale of the memorial site, trough the main arc… Read More
    This project proposes extension the Piaśnica memorial site in a wide view – from the grand, urban scale of the memorial site, trough the main archive/exposition building concept, to the propositions of the visual identification elements for the Piaśnica complex. Read Less
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PIAŚNICA MEMORIAL EXTENSION

As of today, Memorial in Piaśnica consists of the Monument of the Piaśnica Victims and 26 numbered mass graves. 

On the memorial site there is clear spatial and visual chaos. The cause of this is wide variety of forms, textures and types of materials that all the elements commemorating the victims are made of – crosses, slates, stones, pillars etc. There are wooden, stone, metal, concrete and other various elements – all placed in different ways and not aligning to one specified code or vision.
 
In current state, this site is very unfriendly to the visitors, as it lacks infrastructure and visual identification allowing pleasant and interesting experience on a this very spatious site.
 

Thanks to to new historical findings, there is a need of conducting more fieldwork on the site. Exploring historical facts is a great opportunity to use the potential that lies on the Piaśnica memorial site and transform this degraded area into a coherent spatial complex, that will imprint the memory of this massacre in the collective awareness in a worthy manner.

Analysing modern achievements and memorial sites projects around the world, this project proposes extension the Piaśnica memorial site in a wide view – from the grand, urban scale of the memorial site, trough the main archive/exposition building concept, to the propositions of the visual identification elements for the Piaśnica complex.
 
This work was successfully defended in December 2014, at Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture.

Presentation:
10 x B1 board (707 x 1000mm / 27.8 x 39.4 in)
 
Promoters/supervisors:
D Arch Eng Agnieszka Gębczyńska-Janowicz
D Arch Eng Krystyna Pokrzywnicka, prof. nadzw. PG
 
Reviewer:
D Arch Eng Bartosz Macikowski
 
proposed design of memorial site
 
monoliths
 
forest paths schema
 
 
core building area
 
core building plans & sections
 
 
localisation
 
 
current state of memorial site
 
 
symbol concepts
 
 
final presentation