NOVA-HUTA: « URBAN OVERLAY »
Contribution to the IX International biennial of architecture, Cracow 2002

 

With A.Prof Nancy Couling, Torsten Möbis architects

 

CONCEPT
As it’s relationship to the adjacent steelworks is transformed, Nova Huta (miasto) faces the challenge of establishing a new identity.
URBAN OVERLAY creates new spaces within the existing homogeneous urban system where both singular and plural identities can be discovered, created and experienced. The interventions are located above, below and beside the existing urban framework in order to set up a dialogue, and to preserve the particular spatial qualities of Nova Huta.