reFUN- ecological zone of creative fun (part of reBLOK project)

I. IDENTIFICATION
  • Investor (key institution): Targówek District Office
  • Contact person: Hanna Nowak-Radziejowska re-blok@re-blok.pl
  • Year of implementation: 2011
  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Poland
  • Region: Mazovia
  • Town: Warsaw
  • Impact: local

    Total costs: EUR

    Source per every institution

    • other: unknown EUR

    Important stakeholders concerned - names of the institutions

    • other: Targówek District Office
    II. TYPOLOGY
    1. Improved condition & quality of the public space between the blocks of flats.

      The first playground in Poland built entirely from recycling materials was created in Targówek district (Warsaw). There are: cottage made out of pallets, a set for doing graffiti with mud, a ball made from plastic bottles and igloo made from car tires. It is also the first recycling public space that can be used both as inspirational playground and imaginatively designed public space between blocks of flats. It was designed by Dutch, German and Polish artists and architects and was opened on 15 October 2011 at Św. Wincentego street, next to the town hall of Targówek district. The reFUN project consisted also of the workshops for children held on 10-15 October 2011 http://www.re-blok.pl/warsztaty-dla-dzieci

    III. SUPPLEMENT

    The organizer of the project is Targówek District Office, and the partners are: MPO, IKEA, AG Complex, Procter & Gamble and Eco Cycle Recovery Organization SA. The project coordinators: Marcin Brzózka and Anna Ławrynowicz. Targówek is a district in Warsaw, Poland located in the northern part of the city. It is divided into two parts: residential and industrial. About 30% of the district's area is covered by municipal parks, such as Lasek Bródnowski, Park Bródnowski and Park Wiecha in the eastern part of the district. Targówek has a population of 123 473 inhabitants and covers the area of 24,2 km2. After the war, Targówek was recognised as one of the poorest, peripheral districts of the capital city. Everything changed in the 1970’s, when the construction of a massive housing estate begun. Today, thanks to well thought-out spatial development plans and good investments, bleak complexes of blocks of flats are gradually transformed into a modern place.

    Web site: www.re-blok.pl, www.brodno.waw.pl/2011/10/15/refun-%E2%80%93-ekologiczna-strefa-kreatywnej-zabawy-zdjecia/