New opportunities of financing revitalisation of historical garden compositions in the light of their conservation
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The 21st century has brought new opportunities for revitalization projects in Poland (including those related to historical parks and gardens) under the framework of EU subsidies. Greenery compositions, often significantly damaged and with poorly preserved historical structure, have gained a chance to survive and be properly managed. However, the problem is that design and construction works are often conducted in haste, and adapted to the specific requirements of EU projects, often resulting in the unification of adopted solutions and incongruence with historical structures (e.g. “Orlik” sports fields or “Radosna szkoła” playgrounds, where even the colour scheme is imposed by the project), which obviously causes irreparable damage. The authors wish to present the above mentioned problems illustrated with an example of the revalorisation process of a park in Chociw, one of the valuable manor-park complexes in the Łódź Province. They present both positive and negative influence which financial support might have on a venture of this kind.
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