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Kevin Jan Mazanek

Ultzmanngasse, Vienna, Austria
Kevin is an architect and craftsmen from Austria. His architectural interests explore a critical revision of current modes of architectural production. He approaches projects with an emphasis on their cultural context, materiality and environmentally relevant themes with a focus for the architectural detail. Kevin holds a Master of Architecture from the Technical University in Delft and is currently working as a construction worker with Art and Design in Vienna.

Unesco Stewardship School


An educational facility for the sustainable development of the Bory Tucholskie Biosphere

Unesco Stewardship School


An educational facility for the sustainable development of the Bory Tucholskie Biosphere
An exploration of the built environment in the Polish countryside.
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  • Systemic changes

The relation between the city-as-object and rural-as-background no longer exists. Instead of perceiving the countryside simply as different modes of agricultural production, we should consider the countryside for its intrinsic qualities.

Within that process, I closely examined the Unesco Tuchola Forest Biosphere where the project is situated. The region is characterized by a lowland, lakeland type of landscape and its inhabitants mostly depend on forestry and tourism as well as craft development based on local timber processing.

The result of this exploration was a preliminary design for an educational centre that would foster the development of natural building techniques to be applied in the Polish countryside. This would allow regional economic and ecological advantages due to the decentralised availability of the material and the potential of creating a regional supply chain out of an agricultural waste product.


Unesco Stewardship School


An educational facility for the sustainable development of the Bory Tucholskie Biosphere

Unesco Stewardship School


An educational facility for the sustainable development of the Bory Tucholskie Biosphere
An exploration of the built environment in the Polish countryside.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The relation between the city-as-object and rural-as-background no longer exists. Instead of perceiving the countryside simply as different modes of agricultural production, we should consider the countryside for its intrinsic qualities.

Within that process, I closely examined the Unesco Tuchola Forest Biosphere where the project is situated. The region is characterized by a lowland, lakeland type of landscape and its inhabitants mostly depend on forestry and tourism as well as craft development based on local timber processing.

The result of this exploration was a preliminary design for an educational centre that would foster the development of natural building techniques to be applied in the Polish countryside. This would allow regional economic and ecological advantages due to the decentralised availability of the material and the potential of creating a regional supply chain out of an agricultural waste product.



Idea by

Kevin Jan Mazanek
Ultzmanngasse
Vienna
Austria
Kevin is an architect and craftsmen from Austria. His architectural interests explore a critical revision of current modes of architectural production. He approaches projects with an emphasis on their cultural context, materiality and environmentally relevant themes with a focus for the architectural detail. Kevin holds a Master of Architecture from the Technical University in Delft and is currently working as a construction worker with Art and Design in Vienna.