Hot on the heels of the PR flop that was Pl. Pięciu Rogów, City Hall’s stock has fared better following the unveiling of the new look square by Ratusz Arsenał.
Born as a result of the participatory budget, the area was designed by the Krakow-based studio JAKABE Projekt and was built to include twenty-four trees and a rich flush of plants and flowers, among them white dogwood, Japanese tavula, Sabine juniper and purple cornflower.
An intelligent mix between wild pocket park and functional urban space, the area has also been endowed with skate- and bike-friendly surfaces, wood-slatted recliners and climbing frames.
Breathing life into an otherwise dormant slice of Warsaw, the project has already won wide praise for its execution.
Writing on social media, JAKABE Projekt voiced their pleasure: “we’re very pleased with our successful cooperation with Skwer Sportów Miejskich and the Management of Zieleni Warszawy. For users, meanwhile, this is another part of the city that’s been recovered for greenery and the community.”
Still not totally complete, in future we’re likely to see the addition of a drinking fountain specifically designed for birds.