The history of the former abattoir site and its surroundings. An exceptional opening of the reconstructed building.
Reactivation, an almost forgotten term for conversions, is not just a possibility of preservation of dilapidating industrial sites, it also reflects discussions about different approaches with a different focus. In the case of the former Ostrava abattoir, the main thing is the vision, which has – thanks to the reactivation of the site – a real potential to transform its surroundings into a lively neighbourhood. This is why the exhibition, whose central display is the preserved slaughterhouse, will not present only the site’s genesis and conversion – designed by architect Robert Konieczny and his team – for gallery purposes, but also the future look of the location emerging from conceptual reflections of the City of Ostrava.
Curator: Jakub Potůček
Graphic and spatial design: 20YY Designers
Held by the City of Ostrava in cooperation with PLATO and the Municipal Studio of Spatial Planning and Architecture (MAPPA).
PLATO will start its activity in the reconstructed building of the slaughterhouse in September 2022.