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Ursynów Set For Stunning Park Makeover
Established in 2016, and named Park im. Cichociemnych Spadochroniarzy AK after a WWII paratrooper regiment, the park is built around a hill that was constructed on top of leftover construction debris amassed whilst the neighboring housing estates were being built in the 1970s. The planned redevelopment of the park...
Unseen Aerial Rising Shots Published
Sourced from American and British archives, the photographs chiefly show aerial shots taken by the Luftwaffe before and after the insurgency. Presented as part of the Korzenie Miasta project, many of these photos have been presented in an interactive map format that allows visitors to the website to compare...
New Bike Bridge One Step Closer
After much “will they, won’t they” speculation, Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski formally rubber stamped the idea back in March. However, with the city’s purse strings looking tighter than ever, fears had been voiced that the project would end up on the cutting room floor. These have now been eased after...
Warsaw’s First Social Shop Launches
Selling groceries, clothes and other everyday items at discount prices of up to 50%, the project has been greeted enthusiastically after launching this week. The first such initiative in Warsaw – and only the second in Poland – the store is open to all holders of a low-income certificate...
The Future: The Village of Warsaw
Created as part of his master’s thesis at the Faculty of Architecture at Wrocław’s University of Technology, Damian Kuna’s project sought to picture an alternative urban development filled with the characteristics of a traditional Polish village. Entered into the bi-yearly Congress of Urban Policy competition, five winners were selected...
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...

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