Tychy (Nowe Tychy), Poland, Europe
Year1947latitude: 50° 6'
longitude: 18° 59'
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Polish
Designer(s) / Architect(s)K. Wejchert
H. Adamczewska
Design organization
Target population130,000
Town website
Town related links
Literature- P. Kluyver, 'Nieuwe Steden, een verkenning van verstedelijkingsprocessen', Amsterdam 1971

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy

source: P. Kluyver, 'Nieuwe Steden, een verkenning van verstedelijkingsprocessen ', Amsterdam 1971

source: wikipedia

source: P. Kluyver, 'Nieuwe Steden, een verkenning van verstedelijkingsprocessen', Amsterdam 1971

Before its inception in 1951, Tychy was famed for the beer of its local brewery. The new town was a socialist public-works project which aimed to accommodate 130,000 industrial workers such as the miners of Upper Silesia. It would also alleviate the housing shortage in the Upper Silesia region. The town was located between Lake Paprocańskie and a large park.

Osiedle A was one of the first neighbourhoods built in the new town. Designed by Tadeusz Teodorowicz-Todorowski, the neighbourhood was moderately dense with apartments surrounding green spaces. Industry continued to expand throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, requiring a larger workforce. By 2006 the city had attracted 132,000 permanent residents.

Since 1999, Tychy has had city status and continues to celebrate its local beer, Tyskie, which it immortalised with the creation of a museum in 2004.

source: https://www.britannica.com/place/Tychy

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