Arrangement of the CST EC1

European Funds

"EC1 Łódź – City of Culture" in Łódź implements the project co-financed by European Funds:

"Arrangement, exposition, as well as the fixtures and fittings of the Centre for Science and Technology in Łódź"  


Total gross value of the project: 45 564 948,57 PLN
Value of eligible expenditures: 21 635 726,14 PLN
ERDF funding: 18 390 375,71 PLN
Term of project implementation: January 2016 – June 2017

The aim of the project is to design and create a modern, interactive exhibition presenting the cultural and scientific heritage of modern civilisation. For that purpose, original devices and machines which date back to the beginning of the first Łódź power plant will be used, making their reception more attractive by applying the most advanced exhibition methods. Their theoretical operation will be described by multimedia kiosks and, as for their practical application, visitors will have the chance to interact with some of them. Original fixtures and fittings will be complemented with new exhibits which are in line with the content of the educational paths and which will allow the organisers to achieve synergy of cultural and educational activities.


Detailed goals of the project:

  • Increase in cultural and social competence level of people visiting the Centre for Science and Technology;
  • Effective use of the potential of national heritage;
  • Development of cultural and business tourism;
  • Improvement of the labour market situation by stimulation of the creative industries;
  • Increased participation in culture.

Under the project there will be a permanent exhibition comprising three educational paths:

  • Energy conversion;
  • Development of knowledge and civilisation;
  • Micro world – macro world.

Within the framework of the enlisted paths, visitors will have the chance to observe selected phenomena and technologies, as well as conduct their own research and experiments guided by teachers or employees of the Centre for Science and Technology. "Energy conservation" is a path whose topic and historical aspect is connected with its venue, which makes it unique for Poland. The other two paths will significantly enrich the Centre's offer, making it universal for the educational needs of children and teenagers, and, at the same time, implementing selected elements of the curriculum for all stages of education.

The project is implemented in the EC1 West complex, which contains original machines and devices along with fixtures and fittings of the old heat and power plant. These constitute a unique collection of technical thought from the first half of the 20th century. Due to the implemented project they will be converted for exhibition purposes and partially "enlivened" by using advanced multimedia techniques such as mapping.



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