– the revitalization and adaptation of the vetters’ malt factory –

The revitalization and – above all-adaptation of monuments located near the historic buildings of Lublin oblige the architects to design with special sensitivity and respect to this place. In this case, it is the southern part of the old town, more precisely Wzgórze Misjonarskie (Missionary Hill), at the foot of which lies Fabryka Słodu 0 the malt factory. The large complex was founded in the second half of the nineteenth century.

The structure, currently in a poor technical condition, experiencing problem with the foundations, walls, rafter framing and roof covering, has been renovated in its entirely and adapted for multi-functional building. The architectural concept has been prepared with the preservation of the valuables parts of the buildings: the adorned façade of the externals walls, the internal cast iron structure, and the reconstruction of the rafter framing on the basis of the original design.

The unique character of post-industrial space in the combination with the new function and balanced creative activities can shape a new architectural value reflected by the proposed design. The concept is based on a careful analysis of the site. The aim of this study is to draw attention to the broadly-defined processes of revitalization, which will aim to ensure sustainable adaptation for the following functions: hotel, restaurant, office, educational, and beer production space. Remembering the context of the place, the design has been completed by a newly designed bottling plant. The raw body is the opposite of the brick malt house building, thus creating spatial proportions. The presence of the bottling plant forms a completely new internal space of the yard, whose character supports the emergency of new social relationship. The center of the yard is accentuated by a futuristic sculpture in a shallow pond, its shape referring to the complicated yet balanced relations between buildings. The internal square is linked by a steel bridge allowing the visitors to observe all processes accompanying the beer brewing process. The interviewing of the functions contained in the study helps people from different environments meet, which significantly increase importance of the place. After the renovation, the malt house has regained its assets overshadowed by its technical condition and neglect. It is also an important element of the cultural heritage of the city and the whole region. The design is the example of adaptation of post industrial buildings and proves that old structures have great potential and can be an interesting alternative to modern construction

Nazwa The revitalization and adaptation of the Vetters’ Malt Factory
Typologia Revitalization, adaptation of post industrial buildings
Lokalizacja Lublin, Poland
Rok 2016
Status Master degree project. Best diploma defended at Lubin University of Technology in 2016. An Honorable Mention in The Małgorzata Baczko and Piotr Zakrzewski Architecture Award. Project nominated for SARP award as a 1 of 25 the best diplomas defended in 2016
Powierzchnia 7018 sqm