KWK Mysłowice

The former KWK Mysłowice mine site will undergo revitalisation. The area will be given a second life

The KWK Mysłowice mine will be vibrant again. The architectural bureau 2H from Katowice has prepared a concept for the development of the disused area. The city authorities want the area to become a space for integration, cultural events and education.

In 2021. Mysłowice signed an agreement with the Company for the Restructuring of Mines and took over the former site of a closed mine with the intention of revitalising it and giving it new functions to enable active participation in the rich culture of the region. Multifunctional rooms for cultural activities are to be created within the historic walls of the mine. The plans include an education centre, handicraft and design studios and reading rooms promoting Silesian literature.

The prepared project envisages the adaptation of the former engine room of the Jagiełło shaft into a Silesian Cultural Centre, one of the most important parts of the revitalised area of the former mine. Silesian identity and heritage will be promoted there in the form of workshops and exhibitions, and a café will be set up for visitors. An Interactive Museum of the First Silesian Uprising will be created in another building. This will be a form of paying tribute to this important historical event for the region. Architects from the 2H office have also designed the Creativity Centre, as well as a hotel development, a centre for physical activity, entertainment, music and dance for the theatre and an indoor market. There will also be a recreation area. Divided into sections, the project offers a variety of activities, from activity zones to places to relax. There will also be a catering space in the former post-mining facility, which will serve Silesian cuisine and healthy street food from various corners of the world.

The KWK Mysłowice was opened in 1837. For decades, it was a symbol of industrial development and innovation in the region, providing employment for a large proportion of local residents. The mine was not only an industrial centre but also the heart of the local community with exceptional historical significance. It was here, from 16 to 17 August 1919, that the first Silesian Uprising broke out – a key moment in the quest for freedom and the protection of the local regional identity. on 7 November 2008, the last tonne of coal was extracted. Following the closure of the mine, the community of Mysłowice faced new challenges. The loss of its main source of employment had a significant impact on the local economy and social structure. In 2015, the assets of the former mine were transferred to a restructuring company for decommissioning. Some of the facilities were demolished, but most were preserved and will thus get a second life.

“The project to revitalise the former Mysłowice Coal Mine site is our shared vision for the future, where history and modernity intertwine to create a living, dynamic and sustainable space. Our goal is not only the physical transformation of the area, but also a social and cultural revival that will provide a lasting legacy for future generations.” – write the architects of 2H .

Source: .uk,

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