Architectural Design Office PLUSS
Aidu: revitalising a former oil shale mine.
Aidu was opened in 1974. After mining approximately 2,4 tonnes oil shale per year, the former mine was closed in 2012. Since in case of Aidu the area was formerly part of a village and 120 households were destroyed, the villagers didnít agree with the usual process, where former mining areas are levelled and afforested. In 2004 began the search of new conceptualization and implementation for Aidu. In planning and development process the rowing channel was suggested. The idea developed into a large scale watersport centre and in addition to this the windmill park and recovery area for gangue has been also planned to the area.