Manor house in Uniejów and Palace and park complex in Kruszyna – the winners of Our Monument Competition in Łódzkie and Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodeships.

Manor house in Uniejów and Palace and park complex in Kruszyna are the winners of I Our Monument Competition held by Most the Most Foundation in Łódzkie and Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodeships. Congratulations to the winners and special thanks to the applicants and the owners of the monuments for their commitment. Now is the time for II Competition in which the inhabitants of those towns and surrounding areas can submit their ideas for the social function of the winning monuments.

After selecting the best ideas and signing contracts with their owners, the Foundation will grant the financing for their restoration and adaptation to the social functions chosen in the competition. The amount of financing may reach even PLN 1 000 000.

Let us recall that I Competition was launched in Kujawsko-Pomorskie and Łódzkie voivodeships at the end of October, 2021. During the 4 weeks of the call for entries (29 Oct. 2021 – 26 Nov. 2021) for I Competition we received over 768 applications for 57 historical buildings from the inhabitants of those voivodeships. Among them there were 34 monuments from Kujawsko-Pomorskie and 23 from Łódzkie. 42 monuments passed the formal evaluation (15 buildings did not meet the criteria of the competition – they were private property).

You can see the submitted buildings on the MONUMENTS MAP.

The Foundation contacted the owners of the monuments that met the competition criteria to confirm the will of cooperation with the Foundation and obtain the information necessary for further evaluation of the applications. The will of cooperation was declared by 25 owners of the monuments submitted in the competition – 16 from Kujawsko-Pomorskie and 9 from Łódzkie.

Kujawsko–Pomorskie Voivodeship

  1. Palace and park complex in Kruszyna (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński Primary school building)
  2. Pastor house in Mokre
  3. Water Gate in Grudziądz
  4. Granary no 45 in Grudziądz
  5. Villa Victorius in Grudziądz
  6. Hornwork and Citadel stronghold in Grudziądz
  7. Manor house in Kitnowo
  8. Landscape park in Laskowice
  9. Old Planty in Chełmno
  10. Singer wooden house in Włęcz
  11. Historic house in Chrystkowo
  12. Post office building in Gąsawa 
  13. Train Station in Aleksandrów Kujawski
  14. Manor Park in Gulbiny
  15. Historic building in Unisław
  16. Fortified manor; housing building in manor-park in Łopatki

Łódzkie voivodeship

  1. Manor house in Uniejów
  2. Granary in Skomlin
  3. Podworski Park in Dąbrowa
  4. Męcińscy Palace in Działoszyn
  5. Train Station in Rawa Mazowiecka
  6. Manor park in Zapolice
  7. Schlösser Palace (Youth Center) in Ozorków
  8. Former post office (Artistic Exhibition Office) in Sieradz
  9. Tadeusz Kościuszko Square in Bolimów

The selection board chose the winners from among those monuments.

Winner of I-st competition in w lodzkie voivodship

Manor house in Uniejów – MORE

Winner of I-st competition in kujawsko-pomorskie voivodship

Palace and park complex in Kruszyna – MORE

Idea time now

Following the announcement of I Competition winners, it is time for II Competition – choosing the social functions of the winning monuments. Now local societies shall speak again. Just like in the first stage of the competition, the organizer is counting on the inhabitants’ initiative. For three weeks (from February 14 till March 7, 2022) the foundation will collect ideas from the inhabitants as to how they would like to use the restored monuments. You can submit your idea via the electronic form available on the foundation’s website or via the phone (22 47 55 111 or +48 517 884 088).

What’s next?

The Foundation will analyze the submitted ideas taking into consideration the answers to the questions in the submission form. The opinion of the winning monument Owner will be crucial and the approval from the monuments conservator – essential. After choosing the best ideas for the social use of the winning monuments and signing contracts with their owners, the Foundation will grant the financing for the monuments restoration and adjusting them to the functions selected in the competition.

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