‘What will the architects propose’, article by Małgorzata Domagała, Gazeta Wyborcza, 04th of October 2008.

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The first mention of the relationship between Jan Gehl and Lublin in the press announcement of the architectural workshops in 2008, aimed to bring ideas for the arrangement of Litewski Square: ‘The date of the workshops depended on the possibility of his arrival’.

Announced for November 2008 the workshops concerning the concept of arranging Litewski Square were the city’s authorities alternative idea after resigning from running a competition, which was declared by former Mayor Adam Wasilewski at the beginning of his tenure. The co-organizer of the workshop was the ‘Architecture & Business’ monthly and  PhD architect Jan Wrana. In addition to Gehl, the guests of the workshops included:

  • Andreas Reidemeister (Germany)
  • Gintaras Caikauskas (Lithuania)
  • Alberto Mazzucchelli (Italy)
  • Romuald Loegler (Poland).

The article focuses on providing information on their proffesional experience. Iwona Blajerska, Mayor’s spokeswoman emphasized in it that ‘the menthor of the workshops is Jan Gehl from Denmark, who’s credits include redevelopments of squares in Kopenhagen and Melbourne. She explains that also New York and London decided to introduce solutions of his proposal. The date of the workshops depends on the possibility of his arrival.

‘What will the architects propose’, article by Małgorzata Domagała, Gazeta Wyborcza, issue no. 233, 04th of October 2008, page 2.

Summary of the workshops: ‘This is not a garden, it’s a square’, Małgorzata Domagała, “Gazeta Wyborcza”, 27th of November 2008