International conference

"RAILWAYS - SPECIFICS, CHALENGES AND LIMITS OFPRESERVATION AND NEW USE OF RAILWAY HERITAGE"

The department of Architecture at the Faculty of civil engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague is organizing the 3rd Conference of Ph.D. study programme Architecture and Building engineering and its visitors. The goal of the conference is a dialogue among specialists in practice and young research workers. 

The Topic of this year conference is "Railways - specifics, challenges and limits of preservation and new use of railway heritage".

The Conference will be hold on the 20th October 2017 in the Prague Studio ALTA.

A railway as a distinctive dynamic element and an integral part of the landscape and settlements is transforming into new forms up to the present. Although, it is to a certain extent in decline and leaves in the urban and rural areas unattainable areas and objects, to which the contemporary architects and urban planners have to respond in their considerations about the development of settlements and landscapes, these stagnations and declining also offer new challenges. In the former monofunctional zones, thanks to transformation of the areas and the conversion of objects they get new functions, forms and users, that bring them closer to the contemporary forms of life. These changes balance between the different levels of preservation, the possibilities of research, but as well of the destruction.

The goal of the Conference is not only to summarize the experience of research in the field of railway transport from the point of view of history and to point out the issues of selection and evaluation of railway heritage as a part of the heritage care, but also to outline various ways of new use.

Preliminary program of the conference:The Conference will be introduced by Axel FÖHL, the famous German specialist in the field of industrial heritage and prof. Franziska BOLLEREY from the Faculty of architecture at TU Delft, The Nederland.

1. INTRODUCTION

Axel FÖHL (D): History and new use of the railway buildings

Franziska BOLLEREY (NL): Cafés and a hotel as components of the railway stations

2. CONDUCTION A SURVEY OF THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT. EVALUATION OF THE HERITAGE CARE

Alena BOROVCOVÁ (NIHC): Railway in the vision field of the heritage care

Květa JORDANOVÁ (Ostrava university): Railway repair shops and machine works

Lukáš PATERA (Ostrava university): Results of the modernization of mine transport in Slovak ore mining (on the example of Spiša-Gemera mining area)

3. URBAN CONTEXT, LANDSCAPE

Jan SAPÁK (FA TU in Brno): Modernization of Brno Central Station in connection with the chosen position

Jiři KUPKA (FCE CTU in Prague): Railways, landscape and landscape nature

4. POTENTIALS OF USE

Karel HÁJEK (FCE CTU in Prague): Contemporary conversions of railway construction

Petra BOUDOVÁ - Veronika KASTLOVÁ (FA CTU in Prague): INDUSTRIÁLY 2016. A student film documentary - examples of railway station conversions

Lenka ZELENÁ (FCE CTU in Prague): Museum railway of Zubrnice - A comprehensive approach to the restoration of the former local train and the adjacent railway constructions

Marie ČERNEKOVÁ (FCE CTU in Prague): Potential of conversion of power stations serving at the beginning of railway network electrification

Martin LAPŠANSKÝ (FCE CTU in Prague): Potential of railway constructions as cultural facilities

Zdeněk ŠIMONÍK (FCE CTU in Prague): Analysis of historical map materials of chosen Prague railway stations

5. RAILWAY STATION VITKOVICE - A CASE STUDY

Martin STRAKOŠ (NIHC): Modernization of the Ostrava railway junction and the Polanka connective railway in the vIew of urban planning and architecture of an industrial city

Jiří KUGL (FCE CTU in Prague): Railway station Ostrava-Vítkovice, its fate and potential

Lenka POPELOVÁ (FCE CTU in Prague): Railway station Vitkovice and its art decoration

Radmila KADĚROVÁ (Ostrava university): We travel by train. Railway and other means of transport in the view of the travellers in the 2nd half of the 20th century in Ostrava region

6. CONVERSION IN PRACTICE

Helena ŠIMICOVÁ: Pilsen railway stop - a project of conversion realized by three women

Roman ČERNÍK: Moving Station Pilsen - how to run atheatre at the railway station?

The conference is realized with the support of the SVK 05/17 / F1 grant from the CTU funds for specific research.The conference wants to create a platform for a transfer of specialist knowledge, to open a discussion among Ph.D. students, academic workers, specialists from practice. The conference will present scientific results of the Ph.D. study courses of Architecture and Building Engineering, and particularly of the Industrial Heritage, which is a subject of the study programme Sustainable Development and Industrial Heritage.

Conference "Railways - specifics, challenges and limits of preservation and new use of railway heritage"

When: 20th October 2017, at 9:00-17:30 o'clock (registration from 8:15 o'clock)

Where: Studio ALTA, U Výstaviště 21, 170 00 Prague 7 Holešovice

Other information and registrationfor participation: konferenceas@gmail.com

(The registration is possible up to filling the capacity of the hall!)