Communism

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...
1920: In Posters!

1920: In Posters!

Features 19 August 2020 0

Officially opened to the public earlier today, and set to run until New Year’s Eve, the exhibition aims to communicate the facts of “the battle that saved Europe from Communism”, through poster art – a medium that the organizers purposefully picked so as to appeal to younger generations. Following...
Museum of Life Under Communism
Moving to new, more central premises at the start of the year, this fascinating portal into times gone by offers a deeply personal insight into the former system by allowing visitors to view what Communism meant to the everyday person. Here, rifle and rummage through a room mocked-up to...
Cepelia Closes!
It’s really going to happen – months after it was announced that McDonald’s would take over one of Warsaw’s most iconic examples of post-modernist architecture, May 4th will see Cepelia – the structure’s tenant for the previous 53 years – close their doors one final time. Opened in 1966,...
Not Lovin’ It

Not Lovin’ It

Insider News 1 February 2019 0

Urban conservationists and architecture buffs have reacted with horror following the news that one of Warsaw’s classic examples of post-modernist architecture is set to be revived by McDonald’s. Opened in 1966 as part of the ‘Eastern Wall’ development, the Cepelia pavilion housed the flagship store of the Cepelia folk...
Glow All The Way

Glow All The Way

Features 12 December 2018 0

Warsaw’s love of neon shows no sign of abating with three more landmark signs added within months of each other… CeDeT Designed and produced in East Germany as ‘an expression of gratitude’ after the Germans were given use of the first floor to sell their consumer goods, the original...
Revamp For PKiN
Conducted by the Kraków-based firm Renovatorium, work has begun on restoring the Palace of Culture’s observation deck back to its original, sparkling white look. Set to continue until mid-September, the project will include a thorough clean of the façade, the first time such has happened for over 40 years....
One Of A Kind: Europejski
Re-energized following a magnificent six-year refit, the Europejski Hotel reopened in June to widespread acclaim… Immediately installed as Poland’s most distinguished hotel, the June launch of the Raffles Europejski Warsaw was the culmination of a meticulous renovation that saw no expense spared. But so much more than just another...
Sto Lat Maluch!

Sto Lat Maluch!

Features 12 June 2018 0

June 6th marked the 45th anniversary of the Fiat 126p. Nicknamed Maluch (‘the little one’), the diminutive rear-engine car has since acquired cult status both at home and abroad… and even Hollywood. The Maluch was introduced to Poland as part of Edward Gierek’s plan to ‘motorize’ the nation. Prior...
On A Pedestal: Nike
Resilient, courageous, combative and triumphant, the figure of Nike is all these and more. Standing at the intersection of Nowy Przejazd and Solidarności, the Greek Goddess of Victory (you didn’t think we were referring to the sneaker firm, did you?), is also arguably the city’s most misunderstood monument. Certainly,...

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