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Small Hydropower Plants in Pomerania: The Example of Evolution of Modern Industrial Brick Architecture

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Modernism is usually recognized and associated with the aesthetics of the International Style, represented by white-plastered, horizontally articulated architecture with skimpy decoration, where function was the main imperative of the architects’ ambitions. The brick face of Modernism in Northern Europe reflected, in fact, the complexity of the modern change, breaking ties with the historic styles of the 19th century and being still present in the beginning of the 20th century. In the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century we can observe an interesting evolution of styles and tendencies in industrial architecture, even in such a narrow and specific field like the architecture of small hydropower plants. The purpose of the research was to recognize the evolution of the architectural form of hydropower plants as a developing branch of industry in the first half of the 20th century. At the end of the 19th century, electricity had a strong meaning as a symbol of a radical change, which influenced also the aesthetic aspects of architecture. This could suggest that the hydropower plants should be one of the carriers of the new progressive architecture. In fact the Pomeranian hydropower plants were among the most advanced and progressive technical, sometimes even experimental solutions of those times. Regardless of that, the architecture of the Pomeranian power plants was rather reflecting the diversity and dynamism of the aesthetic discourse of the time. The cascade of the power plants Podgaje (1928), Jastrowie (1930), and Ptusza (1930), all part of the same investment on the river Gwda, can be the example of the absorption and development of new aesthetic trends within the same stream of clinker architecture. The paper describes selected examples of Pomeranian power plants as a comparative study which could illustrate the evolution of the brick architecture of the beginning of the 20th century.

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Aktywność konferencyjna
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Opublikowano w:
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering nr 245, strony 1 - 10,
ISSN: 1757-8981
Tytuł wydania:
World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium (WMCAUS) strony 1 - 10
ISSN:
1757-8981
Język:
angielski
Rok wydania:
2017
Opis bibliograficzny:
Macikowski B..: Small Hydropower Plants in Pomerania: The Example of Evolution of Modern Industrial Brick Architecture, W: World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium (WMCAUS), 2017, ,.
DOI:
Cyfrowy identyfikator dokumentu elektronicznego (otwiera się w nowej karcie) 10.1088/1757-899x/245/5/052072
Weryfikacja:
Politechnika Gdańska

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