Virtual tour of one of the most emblematic symbols of post-industrial Bytom. Today you can visit Szombierki Heat Power Station in Bytom, in Poland without leaving home. The virtual tour contains only a part of the whole, but it gives an overview of what we can find in the facility. Virtual touring is not a substitute for a real visit and only encourage you to get to know the history of the object and its current state.
6 locations showing the corridor and staircases of the management building
The Machine Hall (called the Larch Hall) is shown on 7 panoramas
Water tanks, clock face together with the central clock mechanism - 8 locations in total
15 locations registered in the hall and beyond
17 showing the locations infrastructure remaining after pumping on two levels, including a turbine Skoda
7 scenes showing well-preserved conveyors along with a view of the boilerhouse
7 panoramas of the control room allows you to familiarize yourself with the most important control elements of the object
10 air scenes and 5 locations registered from the ground
Scattered across different, more or less known Power Plants locations ;)
This guarantees virtual sightseeing for several dozen minutes
Some of them shown in detail, others only in a small part
A virtual tour of HPP Szombierki Bytom can be done on the screen of your computer, tablet or your mobile phone. The page will match the size and orientation of your device. Additionally, if you have even the simplest VR glasses (such as Cardboard type) you can fully experience the virtual tour of the Thermal Power Plant.
Desktop computer - after launching the page in the main window, with the mouse you can change the observation point, and zoom in and out using the mouse wheel. Markers appearing at specific points of the scene are transitions to subsequent places - located in accordance with the indication of the point in the picture. You can also display a list of all the locations on the trip and go directly to them.
Tablet / phone - by entering the page address on a mobile device, you can automatically switch to full-screen mode, changing the orientation of the phone to horizontal. If your device is equipped with a gyroscope, the observation point will change depending on the position of the device - it gives an interesting effect.
VR mode - if you have VR glasses matched to your phone, you can click on the glasses icon on the main screen to start the VR mode. This mode works best with devices equipped with a gyroscope. Then, changing the position of the head, we change the point of view in the scene. Holding the viewfinder in the center at the active point will move to a different scene - thanks to this we can move between locations without removing the glasses.
"The Combined Heat and Power Plant Szombierki has been an inherent component of the landscape of Bytom since it was opened on 29 November 1920. The investor and the first owner of the power plant was the German company Schaffgotsh Bergwerksgesellschaft GmbH, belonging to the Upper Silesian family line of the Schaffgotschs."
"The building was constructed in the modernist style according to the design of architects Emil and George Zillman, the authors of the designs of Giszowiec and Nikiszowiec settlements in Katowice. The construction of the CHP Plant Szombierki was commenced after the end of the World War I. According to a legend, originally, it was supposed to be an explosives factory."