Application of a scoring evaluation of the state of preservation of historic residential and garden sites. case study: Wicimice and Iglice (Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship)
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Katedra Gospodarki Przestrzennej i Architektury Krajobrazu, Wydział Inżynierii Środowiska i Geodezji, Uniwersytet Rolniczy w Krakowie, ul. Balicka 253 C, 30-198 Kraków
Submission date: 2023-10-17
Final revision date: 2023-12-07
Acceptance date: 2023-12-08
Publication date: 2024-01-31
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Michał Uruszczak   

University of Agriculture in Kraków Department of Land Management and Landscape Architecture
Acta Sci. Pol. Formatio Circumiectus 2023;22(4):75-92
  • Implementation of manor park evaluation based on the scoring method.
  • Presentation of the principles of scoring method.
  • Case study of two parks in Wicimice and Iglice, Poland.
Aim of the study:
The article aims to apply a scoring evaluation method to residential and garden sites and evaluate historic, aristocratic parks in Wicimice and Iglice (Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship, Poland). The results are intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of the employed method, identify its shortcomings and advantages, and help improve it. In addition, the work’s objective is to tell the story of the objects and depict their current situation.

Material and methods:
The evaluation of each of the parks followed a site visit. The scoring evaluation is based on several critical components: site exploitation, state of compositions, state of architecture (including small structures and park furniture), state of vegetation, and state of the surroundings. The potential maximum score for each garden is 21 points. Each component can be evaluated as being in a ‘good’, ‘moderate’, and ‘poor’ state. The ‘Good’ state is assigned to parks with fewer than 14 points. The ‘moderate’ state is from 8 to 13 points, and the ‘poor’ state is from 0 to 7 points.

Results and conclusions:
Analyses of the palaces in Wicimice and Iglice show that their states have to be evaluated as poor. The cause for this is significantly complex and comprises ‘revolutionary changes’ regarding property ownership after 1945 and 1989. Surroundings of the objects were given the best scores (3 and 2 points for the parks in Wicimice and Iglice, respectively), which may encourage potential buyers to invest in the sites. Natural landscapes, forests, and listed cultural heritage undoubtedly deserve recognition. The method for evaluating residential and garden sites applied by the author, the scoring method for evaluating residential and garden sites, has been demonstrated to be effective as assumed.

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