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Hi, My Name’s Unit!
Delivered by Ghelamco, features of the 57,000 sq/m project include a shimmering ‘dragon skin’ installation embellishing the exterior. Comprised of thousands of kinetic elements that gently move with the wind, the effect is designed to demonstrate the force of nature whilst simultaneously reminding passersby as to “the soul of... Read more
All Change For Jerozolimskie
“The capital city will undergo a metamorphosis similar to ones experienced by European metropolises such as Copenhagen and Stockholm,” Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski told the press. “We will introduce solutions that will reconcile the expectations of pedestrians, drivers, cyclists and entrepreneurs,” he continued. “All this so that the city, which... Read more
Confirmed: Warsaw To Get Giant Egg!
The work of Joanna Rajkowska, the two-meter wide egg aims to call to attention the environmental challenges faced by the planet, and will be located on Plac Pięcu Rogów, an urban project that is set to transform the junction where Chmielna, Bracka, Zgoda, Krucza and Szpitalna meet. Redesigned by... Read more
The Next Big Thing!
Once known as Ulrich Gardens in honor of Jan Bogumił Ulrich (the 19th century gardener that took care of Ogród Saski), it was here that he kept rows of greenhouses that grew exotica such as pineapples. Long overlooked, the area will now be revived thanks to a project conducted... Read more
Photography: Daniel Remian
WI: What do you love so much about photographing Warsaw at night? DR: The city’s quieter but yet more alive; it’s a completely different vibe at night. I think, also, that once the sun sets the architecture feels less chaotic and the futuristic aspects of the city become much... Read more
RIP Helmut Jahn: Cosmopolitan Creator Dies
German-born, Jahn forged his reputation in the States with projects such as Philadelphia’s One Liberty Place. Dubbed Flash Gordon following the realization of the sci-fi looking Terminal 1 of O’Hare International (‘the terminal of the future’), Jahn continued to wow the world with his frequently pioneering designs. “I embrace... Read more
Hidden History: MDM
Sometimes referred to as the ‘propaganda district’ it was here that the commie town planners let idealism run free. “A stone wedding cake covered with balconies built of boulders,” wrote one critic. Although much of the area survived the war, this was not enough to save it. Earmarked to... Read more
Neighborhood Watch: Mariensztat
Originally established by an 18th century nobleman who named it after his wife, Maria, it didn’t take long for the Mariensztat district to veer from its intended genteel look. By the outbreak of WWII the area had become an unnavigable confusion of tangled streets and tumbledown tenements: pimps, prostitutes... Read more
A New Benchmark In PRL Design
First submitted as part of 2017’s civic budget, the idea was coined by Olga Gastecka who sought to enhance the area’s public space by adding city furniture that would provide “a place of rest for thousands of rushing people.” To do so, it was decided to follow the aesthetics... Read more
Trading Places: Warsaw’s Moving Landmarks
Status: In Transit Originally located on ul. E. Plater 51, Emilia was unveiled in 1969 (and only after an original section of the roof crashed down during the construction phase), but officially opened on January 15th, 1970. Cited as one of the outstanding examples of post-war modernism in the... Read more