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The railway roundhouse in Katowice – a new life for the monument and the local community

Project Promoter: Stowarzyszenie Aktywności Obywatelskiej Bona Fides
Proposal: 2nd thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 101 999,31 EUR
Partners: Stowarzyszenie Ochrony Dziedzictwa Industrialnego Kongres Ochrony Zabytków
Duration time: 01.09.2022-30.04.2024

The history of the railway roundhouse in Katowice is not much shorter than that of Katowice itself – an industrial city whose development was made possible by the railway and its infrastructure. The roundhouse is also located at the junction of two of the city’s most socially difficult environments: downtown and the Załęże district. Its revitalisation is therefore an opportunity not only to preserve the city’s cultural heritage, but above all to improve the quality of the residents’ lives. This is why, as part of the project, we are conducting public consultations on the new functions of the railway roundhouse and carrying out advocacy to help revitalise it. We want to persuade the local authorities to save this historic building and make it a friendly place to residents. As part of the project, we are also promoting Katowice’s industrial heritage, which we see as the city’s development potential.