Students of the University of Silesia will have a new public space for its disposal. A 100 meters long part of Bankowa Street was closed today for a car traffic and is going to be redeveloped into a public square. Bankowa is located in the area of the University’s buildings. This part of the City is designed for a campus in the future.
Parking places and architectural barriers will be removed, the square was designed to be pedestrian-friendly. The public space will be improved by a new small architecture, greenery and granite surface. It is also planned to create an alley of fame for well-deserved persons of Katowice and the University.
The idea of creating the square was proposed by students. The redevelopment will cost approximately PLN 2 million and is financed from the City budget. The square will be opened before the new academic year (1st of October 2010).