REVITALISATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING COMPLEX IN RADOM MARKET SQUARE
TYPE OF INVESTMENT: PUBLIC UTILITY FACILITY
INVESTOR: MUNICIPALITY OF THE CITY OF RADOM
LOCATION: MARKET SQUARE, RADOM, POLAND
AWARDS: 1st PRIZE IN THE COMPETITION FOR THE REVITALISATION OF THE REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2 RWAŃSKA / 15 RYNEK STREETS AND 4 RWAŃSKA / 14 RYNEK / 1 GRODZKA STREETS WITH THE REVITALISATION OF THE RADOM MARKET SQUARE
The main aim of the project was to highlight the unique historical and aesthetic qualities of the heritage area of the Miasto Kazimierzowskie district of Radom and the installation of the necessary technical infrastructure enabling the creation of an attractive cultural and recreational programme animating the life of the Market Square – the heart of the medieval city.
The reconstruction, expansion and development of the cellars of the historic townhouses will create a flexible spatial arrangement for functioning in this monumental fabric of the modern, integrated museum / centre for culture.
The Market Square
The paving of the square was suggested to be a uniform stone surface, bringing out the regular shape of the market square with a centrally located monument and external gallery surrounding the ruins of the former town hall. On the eastern side, under the square, a single-level car park was integrated into the existing tree layout. The entrance to the underground car park was located outside the historic market square. By doing so, the entire square comprises a flexible, representative open space suitable for organising social and cultural events. The development of the western part with an external gallery and the encompassing existing trees creates more low-key, green scenery surroundings providing a quiet and restful setting conducive to contemplation of the historic urban landscape.
The External Gallery in the Market Square
An important element of the concept is providing access to the excavated foundations of the medieval town hall and well, and present them in an interesting and appealing manner. With this in mind, the opening of the archaeological findings on the square was proposed in the form of an external gallery, extending into an underground gallery. The form of the perimeter ramp surrounding the excavations gradually leads visitors down below, creating an exceptional ambience of immersion into the medieval history of the city.
The Deskur Family Town House
The main idea behind the redevelopment of this historic building for the requirements of the Museum emphasises all the aesthetic features of the structures and environs – the Old Town Market Square, and creates a modern, functional museum facility offering an attractive programme of internal and outdoor expositions, spectacles and other historical, educational, arts and leisure events.
Courtyard Decking Form
The regular, modest decking harmonises with the divisions of the historic structures. The vitrification was conceived as an unobtrusive pentice, giving a sense of contact with the outside and exposing the view of the splendid Church tower.