The future of płock
Who and for what reasons could possibly choose Płock as a permanent place of residence?
Which services offered by the city will determine its attractiveness in the next 10-20 years?
Activities for Płock within the Vistula River Park concept are featured in eight projects assigned to chosen areas of the city. Together, the projects define the profile of Płock as City of Living, Business and Leisure. The solutions proposed in the projects refer to the social, economic, spatial issues and climate changes forming the future development of the city.
Strategy of development and directional projects
In the functional and spatial structure of the city, the directional projects form the so-called Blue-Green Ring of Płock, encompassing the historical city centre. As a result of various unfavourable urban and economic processes the city centre has been weakened. The Blue-Green Ring of Płock connects the important spaces of Płock, underlining the natural landscape and functional bonds. The river is the leading theme and the ring determines the main goal and direction of the proposed activities. The projects for Płock aim at the development of high-quality urban functions, business, education, as well as leisure spaces.
Płock – climate resilient city
The project aims at exposing the historical city centre and solutions enhancing the city’s adaptation to climate changes. It proposes interdependent, visually attractive communication systems leading to various significant parts of the city (The Old Market, the Vistula scarp). Attractive green strips situated along the streets, sidewalks and cycling routes will support the quality of the public space. The project encourages the promotion of a pedestrian or cycle communication at the city. It sets the conditions to develop the old city centre of Plock as a place offering modern service facilities. The project supports the development of supralocal functions in the city centre towards the family campus, forming and offering a friendly space for elderly people and families with children. Płock – Climate Resilient City proposes solutions for the so-called Green Backyards of Plock.
Blue-green corridor of płock
The project is dedicated to the left-bank part of Płock and covers the area of Radziwie, Pradolina Wisły, the villages of Popłacin and Brwilno. Considering the special landscape conditions, the area can develop itself as an attractive, balanced district of the city. The project proposes solutions of recreational, leisure and partly housing character. The proposed solutions are based on a meandering, 7,5 km – long stream, created by the elongation of the discharge channel. The stream might be supported by the rainfall water, the water transferred from fields and water from Vistula. The water flow resulting from the connection with Vistula is regulated by a lock. The project combines the ecological values of landscape with elements of water management, determining the zones of development: residence, recreation and leisure, nature and agriculture.
Wildlife river island (Kępa Ośnicka Island)
The project refers to the natural character and environmental conditions of Kępa Ośnicka island and the history of settlement in its area. It assumes the access to the Island as an area of wilderness, and maintaining its unique natural character. Access to the island will be provided by ferry connections. Pedestrian routes with small architecture referring to the natural character and climate of the island will be at the tourists’ disposal.
Mid-tech campus in płock
The Mid-Tech Campus in Płock corresponds with the direction of economic development of the city. It underlines the existing potential of the city and its surrounding which can stimulate the development of numerous innovative undertakings. In particular those, which are based on agriculture, new technologies and services. The main aim of the project is to establish conditions for the development of applied sciences and education institutions focused on further development of small and medium-sized businesses. The development profile covers renewable energy and safe food production among others. The campus has two locations. The first is located in the northern part of the city and refers to the idea of the Green Campus (Centre for R&D). The second one – harbour area, located in the surrounding of the river shipyard will be based on the “creating & making” model and create a centre for transfer of knowledge and practice.