CapaCity Workshop CUPA Implementation Lab Wrocław, Poland
June 29th – July 1st 2016

In the framework of the CapaCity programme, the 11th Implementation Lab Workshop
following the CUPA methodology (cooperative urban planning approaches) took place from Wednesday 29th  of June until Friday 1st of July 2016 in Wrocław, Poland.

The program CapaCity – Urban Competences funded and supported by the Municipal Department 27 – European Affairs by the City of Vienna pursues a more deepened international cooperation between the City of Vienna, its organizations and other cities.
Within this framework a workshop on urban development has been organized in Wroclaw, Poland in order to strengthen the cooperation between the City of Vienna and the Silesian capital and to elaborate on potential project ideas.

Representatives from the MA 21 (municipal department for district planning and zoning), TINA Vienna and the district management operated by the MA 25 (urban renewal) worked together on the Huby district which is located in the south-east of old town of Wrocław.
The question tackled is how to transform the area in a sustainable way to both take into account the excellent location towards the city centre, the potential for establishing a green area within, the functional mix surrounding and the economic perspective for the PKP (Polish Railways) in order to capitalize the area?

The workshop team developed a set of measures categorized in urban structure recommendations and in process recommendations.

Summarizing the results of the workshop from the urbanistic point of view, the whole area can be developed step by step but along a pre-defined guidelines:
All measures have to be reviewed in order to ensure that the particular activities do not interfere or contradict the overall concept.
The three main areas of  interventions are - from West to East - the Hubska Street with structuring the amorphous zones, creating porosity and integrating already existing spots of activities like the Brewery, the triangle central zone with the possibility of forming a unique piece of public space and the more residential and green dominated Eastern part of the site which is well interlocked with the surrounding structures by alleyways, openings, pedestrian and bike paths.

A step-by-step process design has been elaborated which is shown in the report. Every single process step is explained and described in detail.
The overall schedule for the next steps is ambitious and takes into account minimum time periods necessary for legal decisions and tight time slots for the development of solutions.
Therefore the official call for master plan design is based on a firm and agreed upon picture for the future development of the study case area Huby.

A few follow-up activities in the end of the report show how different stakeholder could scale-up activities in Wroclaw by transnational projects and how Vienna examples might give insights in good practice examples.

Source: Capacity website

- Capacity Final Report Wroclaw (14 Mb)