Competition for the elaboration of the spatial and programmatic concept of the Zakrzówek Park in Krakow


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The Board of the City Greenery of the City of Krakow, in cooperation with the Association of Polish Architects, announces the one-stage, international study competition for the Zakrzówek Park in Krakow in Poland.

The competition pertains to the elaboration of the concept design of the Zakrzówek Park – situated within the green area of Krzemionki Zakrzowskie, of the total surface of circa 62 hectares of areas located in the close vicinity of the historic centre of the centuries-old city (the site is located hardly two kilometres away from the Wawel Royal Castle). The most characteristic element of that area is the former quarry, partly inundated by the ground waters. That unique landscape element has circa 16,8 ha surface, is over 30 m deep and has rocky, nearly vertical walls (its highest parts protrude over 30 meters above the water surface). The space of the area subject to the competition was strongly transformed during the many centuries of exploitation of the quarry; characteristic spoil tips remain until today. Unique, picturesque panoramas of Krakow are visible from the area. There are protected species of fauna and flora as well as historic monuments (archaeological sites and military structures). The area is situated within the boundaries of the Bielany-Tyniec Landscape Park; the place has been favoured by Cracovians for many years and for the sake of the public care it is a subject of an ongoing vivid public debate.
 
One assumes that the competition entries shall consider the particular character of the place which combines unique natural values with an unusual spatial context and specific form of its use. Currently the area of the reservoir and its immediate vicinity are used for recreational and sport purposes (also as areas for extreme sports such as diving or climbing). Thus the strict linking of the design proposal to the spatial and cultural context becomes essential. Functional solutions – both in terms of structures and circulation connections are important. Particular emphasis is put on the issues of ecology – the state-of-the-art pro-ecological technologies, minimisation of the negative influence of users for the natural surfaces, local flora and fauna.

The competition task encompasses the design of the park (circulation, urban furniture, vantage points, elements of the zone of the arranged space for water sports and bathing), accompanying recreational spaces and its border as well as buildings: Ecological Education Centre along with the Visitor Service, water sports centre, services for the bathing area, water sports equipment rental, and small commercial pavilions. The concept should define the relations of the designed structures to their surroundings, with the special consideration of circumstances resulting from: the local spatial development plan Park Zakrzówek and the local spatial development plan Rejon św. Jacka – Twardowskiego, circulation links, functional requirements, cultural traditions, protection of nature, protection of landscape and cultural heritage.
The language of the competition is Polish.

The Competition Jury:
Prof. Dr. Hab. Eng. Arch. Krzysztof Bieda – College of the Competition Judges, SARP Krakow – Chairman of the Jury
Dr. Eng. Arch. Maciej Skaza – College of the Competition Judges, SARP Krakow – Referring Judge
Arch. Elżbieta Koterba – Deputy Mayor for City Development in Krakow
Paweł Mleczko – Office of Spatial Planning of the City of Krakow
Grzegorz Stawowy – Krakow City Council
Arch. Tomasz Bobrowski – Main Architect of the City of Krakow
MSc. Eng. Jarosław Tabor – City Landscape Architect
Dr Dorota Leśniak-Rychlak – Representative of the public
Mariusz Waszkiewicz – Representative of the public
 
Organisational Secretaries of the Competition:
Dr. Eng. Arch. Ernestyna Szpakowska-Loranc – SARP Kraków – Secretary of the Competition, in charge of organisation
Katarzyna Przyjemska-Grzesik – ZZM UMK – Deputy Secretary of the Competition, in charge of organisation

Competition schedule:
Announcing of the competition – 29.02.2016
Questions regarding the competition regulations – do 18.03.2016
Publication of answers to the questions re. the regulations – 4.04.2016
Submission of applications for admission to the competition – 11.04.2016 until 3:00 PM
Sending of notifications of admission to the competition and invitations to submission of entries – until 18.04.2016
Site seeing with the representatives of the Client and of the public – 23.04.2016 (Saturday) 12:00-3:00 PM
(Meeting point: Parking place next to crossing Twardowskiego, Wyłom and Salezjańska streets)
Submission of entries – 18.07.2016 until 3:00 PM
Adjudication and public announcement of the competition results – 6.09.2016
Exhibition of entries and public discussion of the results – September 2016
Passing the information of the results to the Publications Office of the European Union – 6-7.09.2016
Transfer of the prizes – until the 28.09.2016
Return of the entries which were not awarded and not chosen for the publication by the Jury – from 20.09.2016 until 27.09.2016
 
Awards (tax included):
first prize – 100 000 PLN
second prize – 50 000 PLN
third pize – 30 000 PLN
– two mentions10 000 PLN


Information on the amount of applications qualified to the competition for a concept of the Zakrzówek Park in Cracow:
On 11.04.2016 at 3 P.M., according to the regulations of the Prawo Zamówień Publicznych – Law on Public Commissions (Dz. U. Journal of Laws of the year 2015, item 2164) as well as the competition regulations, the deadline for application to the competition for a concept of the Zakrzówek Park in Cracow has passed. The applications were subsequently verified in respect of their formal correctness. Having finished the stage of the formal evaluation, the contracting authority states that 107 applications to the competition were submitted. At the stage of their formal evaluation 105 applications were qualified to the further participation in the competition.

Publication of answers to the questions re. the regulations 4.04.2016 (in Polish):
– Questions & answers
– Updated attachement M2 (see Q&A)
– Location of rocks for climbing

Information on the supplementary deadline for questions and answers:
The organiser and co-organiser of the competition for an architectural concept of the Zakrzówek Park hereby announce a supplementary deadline for questions regarding the competition. The deadline is 16.05.2016, according to the mode of communication defined in the competition Regulations. The deadline for the publication of answers is 31.05.2016.

Publication of answers to the questions re. the regulations – part 2 – 30.05.2016 (in Polish):
– Questions & answers 2

Download files (in Polish):
 
Competition Regulations
 
Attachments:
F1 – Application for the admission to the competition form
F2 – Power of attorney form for representing an individual competition participant
F3 – Power of attorney form for representing competition participants participating as a team
F4 – Receipt of submission of the entry
F5 – Identification card of the entry – form

M1 – Basic map of the competition area (pdf)
M2 – Basic map of the competition area (dwg and dxf)
M3 – Evidence map of the competition area (dwg and dxf)
M4 – Ortophotomap
M5 – MPZP – local spatial development plan – „Park Zakrzówek”
M6 – MPZP – local spatial development plan – „Park Zakrzówek”, Prognose of the influence on the environment
M7 – MPZP – local spatial development plan – „Rejon Św. Jacka – Twardowskiego”
M8 – MPZP – local spatial development plan – „Rejon Św. Jacka – Twardowskiego”, Prognose of the influence on the environment
M9 – Photographic documentation of the area