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The New Face Of Chmielna!
Announced yesterday by City Hall, a winning design has been selected that will dramatically alter the face of Chmielna. Currently noted for its shuttered stores, graffiti squiggles and littered, barren spaces, the street has long been overlooked in the campaign to glorify the center. Now, that stands to change...
Uprising Hill To Be Transformed
Found in the city’s Siekierki district, the mound was created in the post-war years from tons of rubble brought from the center. Measuring approximately 35-meters in height, many viewed it as being a symbolic ‘tomb’. Accessed by what is reputedly the longest stairwell in the city, the 350 steps...
Warsaw’s Best New Buildings: 2021
A collaboration between City Hall and the Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Architects, the Mazovian District Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland and the Warsaw Branch of the Society of Polish Town Planners, the Nagroda Architektoniczna Prezydenta m.st. Warszawy awards were split into seven categories...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Wilanów Park: Winner Announced
Organized by the Warsaw branch of SARP, a competitive process to design the space was won by RS Architektura Krajobrazu with their proposal envisioning building a coherent synergy between recreation, leisure, gastronomy and local trade. Set to be created at the intersection of Przyczółkowa, Crewna, Rzeczpospolitej and Karuzela, the...
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...
Feeling Ele-phantastic?
Attracting the attention of such portals as the BBC, The Guardian and CNN, the project was born after one elephant started grieving following the death of one of the herd in March. “Fredzia reacted strangely when she saw Erna’s body. She was really excited,” Dr Agnieszka Czujkowska, told the...

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