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It’s A Record!
Held two weekends ago, organizers have revealed that the most recent installment of the Long Night of Museums smashed all prior attendance records. Drawing a total of 230,000 people, the Royal Castle proved the biggest winner after attracting 19,000 visitors. Coming in second, Wilanów Palace drew 16,000, whilst the... Read more
A New Heart For Warsaw!
The waiting game is over! For the first time in several dozen years, pedestrians are now finally able to cross Rondo Dmowskiego without having to revert to the underground passaged carved out beneath. Officially unveiled last Friday, four pedestrian crossings have been revealed along with three bicycle crossings. Speaking... Read more
Design chosen Czerniakowski Port office!
Picked from a field of 29 entrants, a winning design has been selected for a new office for the Czerniakowski port authority. Currently little more than a squat and ugly building, the boatswain’s office at Warsaw’s Czerniakowski Port is to be spectacularly reinvented after City Hall announced the winner... Read more
Jewish Warsaw: Daffodil Campaign Returns
Held virtually for the last two-years due to covid, the daffodil campaign organized by POLIN returns today for its tenth anniversary edition. Known locally as Akcja Żonkile, the action was originally launched in 2013 and saw the distribution of tens of thousands of paper daffodils around the streets of... Read more
City Reclaims Szpiegowo!
Once rumored to be a Russian spy base, one of Mokotow’s iconic buildings is set for a new lease of life housing Ukrainian refugees… Colloquially known as ‘Szpiegowo’ (‘Spyville’), the mysterious buildings found at Sobieskiego 100 are set to be turned into apartments for Ukrainian refugees after being seized... Read more
Next Stop: Wilanów!
Years of campaigning have borne fruit after it was announced on Friday that Wilanów will finally be connected to the city center via its own tramline. Though City Hall has already allocated PLN 200 million to the scheme, it was only last week that the contract was signed, thereby... Read more
Warsaw Studio Hailed At EXPO Dubai
Co-designed by the Warsaw-based WXCA studio and Switzerland’s Bellprat Partner, the Polish Pavilion at the EXPO in Dubai has been named the Best Large Pavilion in EXHIBITOR Magazine’s World Expo Awards. A favorite from the outset, it was praised by the 17-person international jury for being “one of the... Read more
Rubens Smashes Polish Record!
Warsaw’s soaring reputation on the international art market has taken another leap forward after a work by Peter Paul Rubens went under the hammer last night and sold for PLN 14.4 million – a record for the Polish market. “The presentation of Portrait of a Lady is an event... Read more
Public Art: Messages of Peace & Hope
Already famed for resurrecting the art of the hand-painted commercial mural, GoodLooking Studio have again demonstrated their more socially responsible side by revealing a string murals around Warsaw paying tribute to the struggles of Ukraine. Having previously given the capital cause to smile with their Będzie Dobrze campaign during... Read more
Renovation For Architectural Icon!
Described as one of the most outstanding surviving examples of the so-called “Warsaw school of architecture”, plans have been unveiled for renovation of the Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego building. Undertaken by JEMS Architecki, the project will see the interiors sensitively renovated and updated to meet the needs of the 21st... Read more

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