The important part of the SEED’17 Conference is a social program, which truly makes this event complete. Social program includes welcome lunch, Official Evening in The Stara Zajezdnia Restaurant, Evening Session with city games and escape rooms and Evening Not-so-formal Dinner. Social program is free for registered participants.
Welcome lunch will be served on Tuesday, 14 November 2017, from 12.00 AM to 1.00 PM.
17 November 2017 – Official Dinner in The Stara Zajezdnia Restaurant
After the conference sessions, organized bus transportation will take us to a short sightseeing tour of Kraków. This tour will take about 1 hour and will an occasion to see the most important sights in the city.
Official dinner will be held in The Stara Zajezdnia Restaurant (Kazimierz District at Św. Wawrzyńca 12) – an unique place that combines history with modernity. The building features a beer hall with a mini brewery, a restaurant and a yard.Dinner will start about 7 P.M.
A bit of history
The Zajezdnia tram depot was established in 1913 along with the start-up of a broad-gauge tram line in Cracow – it was the second facility of this type at the time, as there was also a six-track hall nearby built for the purposes of a narrow-gauge track – currently a home to the Museum of Municipal Engineering.
Together with the development of the tram network in the post-war period, construction of a new tram depot located in Podgórze was planned. Works began right before the outbreak of the war and continued during the occupation. After its start-up, the old depot at Wawrzyńca Street started to gradually lose its significance.
At the beginning of the 1960s when trams were ultimately removed from the depot accompaniedby liquidation ofthe rail line, the depot building served as a place for bus workshops and warehouses.
At that point the depot entirely lost its importance. Later, for many years the historical building was home to a go-karttrack, on which the first driving steps were taken, among others, by Robert Kubica. The building, however, was closed in 2007, due to the danger of collapsing. Since June 2012 Stara Zajednia (Old Tram Depot) by DeSilva has been operating in the current form as a restaurant and a mini brewery.
The renovated building of Stara Zajezdnia is a unique facility. The hall is an example of wooden framework architecture with brick filling, very rare in Cracow, commonly called the “Prussian wall”. The hall front is decorated with a picturesque top bearing a clock with Art Nouveau finish. The Main Hall belongs to an architectural and construction complex, which is under legal protection – entered into the register of monuments in 1985 and the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List UNESCO, and known as a historical monument.
15 November 2017 – City game and Escape rooms
In the second evening of the SEED’17 Conference we would like to invite you to participate in the City game or take a fan in Escape room. More details very soon.
16 November 2017 – Not-so-formal Dinner
The Thursday’s Evening Session will be an excellent oportunity to not-so-formal dicussions about the ideas presented during the SEED’17 Conference. Further details will available very soon.