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1 This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF. Manager Coordinating Brownfield Redevelopment Activities

2 Brownfield Manager Training Programme – 5th Training, 21. - 22. 9. 2010 Ostrava – Black meadow Mgr. Blanka Marková, University of Ostrava

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4 Black meadow 27 ha, situated 150 m from a central city square on a former brownfield, greenery and several pavilions of the exhibition grounds. The Puppet Theatre, the Moravian- Silesian National Theatre, Ostrava Castle stand close to the area. Black Meadow is part of the development area neighboring the national cultural monument of the extensive industrial complex known as the Lower Area of Vítkovice (European Cultural Heritage), and the area of the future downtown business and residential zone known as Nová Karolina.

5 Cluster The term cluster comes from the spheres of computer technology (a group of cooperating computers) and economics (designating an association of cooperating economic subjects). A cultural cluster is defined as an area of the city with a high concentration of cultural and social institutions. In the past two decades, cultural clusters (cultural quarters) have become a dynamic concept in the development of a citys cultural environment; in the United States and Great Britain it has become a defining idea of city development. Physical proximity (the process of clustering) brings a number of advantages to the urban model: a reduction in transaction costs, increased capital and information circulation, support for social solidarity, a simplified and more intensive exchange of information, goods, and services, personal contact, the emergence of a creative environment, education, and an exchange of practical knowledge and experience. A cultural cluster may produce a fundamental identifying element for local inhabitants and strengthen regional identity. Beyond absolute value, it increases the symbolic value of a place: It becomes one of the dominant media images and general conceptions of a city.

6 Examples of clusters Museum clusters: MuseumsQuartier (Vienna), Museumsinsel (Berlin). Cultural mix: Witte de Withstraat (WdW) in downtown Rotterdam is a dense network of museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions, as well as stores, restaurants, and cafés (it was once a neglected city area with a high incidence of crime and drug abuse). Westergasfabriek (WGF), a former gasworks west of downtown Amsterdam, has become the locus of hundreds of cultural institutions, festivals, an companies typical for the creative industry. Zeche Zollverein concept cluster in Essen (a former mining complex, UNESCO monument) highlights the element of sustainability – Die Zollverein School of Management and Design.

7 Cluster Black Meadow In contrast to other European cultural clusters, Black Meadow offers enrichment of another dimension. Its value added can be found in its social, sociological, and ecological aspects: The cluster is conceived as integral to the living space. It synergistically locates residential buildings with schools of all types: preschool, elementary, and high school, connecting them to a green environment, a river, and to the buildings of the Exhibition Pavilion, Puppet Theatre, Concert Hall, and Municipal Gallery, among others. Its moderate size, cost of construction and reconstruction, and its demands (ecological, financial, and aesthetic) offer a new perspective. Budget: 134. 000. 000 EUR Humanization of the Ostravice River.

8 Cluster Black Meadow

9 Winning concept of Cluster Black Meadow Autor: Maxwan Architects (NL)

10 New Vítkovice Reactivation of the Lower Area of Vítkovice 253 hectares, numerous industrial structures, extensive brownfields (reclaimed), as well as functioning businesses. Part of the area, comprising 47.3 hectares, includes a national cultural landmark of industrial buildings. In 2008, the industrial area of Lower Vítkovice was added to the European Cultural Heritage monuments list. This technologically exceptional closed mining cluster integrated coal mining, coking, and the production of electrical energy and iron. At the same time, the complex became a distinctive vertical morphological element on the urban panorama, a provincial beacon that serves as a distinctive feature of Ostravas image.



13 Lower Area of Vítkovice The first phase of the reactivation of the Lower Area of Vítkovice includes the regeneration of the blast furnaces and coking plant – using the existing buildings (under historical preservation) for multi-functional purposes. The individual subprojects in the areas of culture, education, and production have turned the site into a new urban space, symbolizing a modern nexus of the regions past, present, and future. The main focus of future non-commercial uses of the national cultural landmark will be educational activities and expanding the cultural uses and services in the region with all the attendant positive effects of its existence.

14 Lower Area of Vítkovice Three projects make up the first phase of reactivation: 1. Functional reconversion of the Energy Central into the World of Technology interactive museum while retaining its historical equipment. 2. Conversion of the former gas holder into a community and convention centre with a large-capacity, multi-function auditorium and restaurant. 3. A tour route which will present and explain all technological processes. The spatial proximity and integration of the production complex is unique in Europe. The appearance of the Lower Area site will be the result of an architectural competition, the requirements of historical preservation, and the needs of private owners for the commercial use of the property.


16 Lower Area of Vítkovice – funding Item name (project) Investment expenditures in thousands of EUR Ústředna (Energy Central) 6,9; Blast furnace no. 1 2,0; Gas holder 10,4; Management, administration, and overhead 0,7 TOTAL 20,0 - investment costs 19,3 - non-investment costs 0,7 Investor: Lower Area of Vítkovice, associations of legal entities Sources of funding: 100% EU Structural Funds, IOP operations program, Priority axis 5 – national support for regional development, Area of intervention 5.1 – national support for utilizing potential cultural heritage, Funded activities 5.1b – realization of model projects for renewing and using the most significant components of the Czech historical properties fund. VAT in the amount of 3,800,000 EUR will be continuously financed by the Associations own resources. Term of project realization: 12/2008-12/2013 Annual estimated operational costs: 216,000 EUR

17 The FACTORY, a cultural centre for the young generation Ostrava candidacy catalysed the youngest generation towards an independent initiative to establish the Factory, which provides the conditions for the perceiving, reflecting on and creating art by young paople and offers space for experimentation, movement, multimedia creation, progressiveness, participation and integration. The iniciative gained its own space in the building of the so-called Old Bathrooms (1800m2) within the complex of the Hlubina Mine national cultural monument. Operations of the Factory began on 1. May 2010. The Hlubina Mine is in a strategic location in close proximity to the Lower Area of Vítkovice and the Black Meadow Cluster.


19 Thank you for your attention ! Name: Institution: Address: Phone: e-mail: web site: Mgr. Blanka Marková Ostravská Univerzita v Ostravě Kranichova 8, 710 00 Ostrava - Slezská Ostrava +420 731 188 388 This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF.

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