The Specificity of the Sports Facilities Concepts in the Karkonosze – A Harmonious Arrangement with the Landscape

  • Anna Wojtas-HarańEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1214)


A common feature of sports facilities in the Karkonosze (the Giant Mountains) is the use of advantages of the natural environment and harmonious integration into the existing landscape. The authenticity of nature dominating in the concepts of sports devices fully satisfied psychophysical needs for rest and aesthetic sensations and made sports facilities ergonomic in the Giant Mountains. The purpose of the study is to determine the reasons for the creation of sports facilities in the Giant Mountains in the shape we remember and observe on postcards and the remains of which we find hidden in the thickets, which finally function today in urban arrangements and impress us with their ideas. Was it the result of a broader ideology which also contributed to the captivating landscape of the Giant Mountains? The method of observation and study of individual cases was adopted. Examples of the Giant Mountains bathing areas were selected. Attention was focused on outdoor swimming pools dating back to the turn of the century. They created a unique and invigorating atmosphere in resorts, villages, in the highest mountain ranges and in the forests. These objects have been preserved only fragmentarily. Hence, it seems even more necessary to analyse them.


Urbanization Sports facilities Mountain settlement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitectureWrocław University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland

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