• population 21 000
  • civil rights since 1278
Gostyń

There is a town near Poznan so which is rather small but with a big potential! Gostyn is a place famous  for its dairy in the whole country. Butter made in this place was eaten by Queen Elisabeth II and the pope John XXIII. The citizens of Gostyn create a civil society that cares about its little homeland. They’ve got their own participatory budgeting, they promote sports and take part in life of the town.

The renovation of the town square that took place several years ago, and contributed to the improvement of the citizens’ lives. In the middle of the square, you can find a fountain and the Heart of Jesus Christ Monument. When the weather is good, the town square is crowded with people. Then it becomes the best place for spending the afternoon with friends and family. Pavement cafes and beer gardens are full of people.

The municipal authorities of Gostyn invest in greenery and the image of the “green town”. The effects are seen in front of the town hall where the Flower Towers decorate the surroundings of the most important elements of urban architecture.

Before I saw your catalogue that got me to choose your products, I didn't know the concept of the Flower Towers. However, I decided that the effect saw in the photos was exactly what Gostyn needed.

Mariusz Konieczny Head of Department of Municipal Affairs in Gostyn
Magdalena Koleina

The example of Gostyn shows how the Flower Towers can change the urban space. Thanks to these constructions, the town square covered with the cobblestone has been properly decorated.

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Problem

Empty space
Empty space
Greyness around the monument
Greyness around the monument
An ordinary square
An ordinary square
A problematic place
A problematic place

The renovation of the huge town square in Gostyn was successful but the final effect was missing some details to be  made. The main feature of the town square was monotony and a lot of empty space. There were some meeting points with benches. The grey monument in the middle merged with the ground.

Urban greenery, some small trees and flowerbeds, was present only on the sidelines. This enormous empty area was lacking in flowers and natural separators.

Solution

Gostyn chose the Flower Towers with full planting, so the effect of the flourishing town was achieved in a few seconds. The hanging models W600 appeared on the street lamps and the area around the monument has been accentuated thanks to the models H2400.

The renovated town square brought a new life to its image. The space has been fulfilled with colourful flowers. 

Natalia Zalopana

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Results

I’ve met with many positive reactions of the citizens. Last year, when the flowers appeared in our town for the first time, we could see that the Flower Towers played the major role in the tourist photos from Gostyn.

Mariusz Konieczny Head of Department of Municipal Affairs in Gostyn

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See Gostyń in flowers