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Rotunda Revolution!
Bold, new plans that would revolutionize the Rotunda have at last been revealed by Gowin / Siuta, the architectural studio handed the responsibility of humanizing this city center landmark. Aiming to transform the Rotunda into a ‘modern urban oasis’, the Kraków-based practice were selected from a shortlist to lead...
Simply The Best
The Dialogue Centre Przełomy – a department of the National Museum in Szczeczin – has been named as the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin. Submerged under a sloping concrete plaza, the underground museum covers a 50-year period beginning with the outbreak of...
The EU’s Tallest!
After months of speculation, initial permission has today been granted for a new landmark skyscraper. Located on an empty plot at the intersection of Chmielna and Al. Jana Pawła II, the 310-meter Chmielna Business Center will surpass London’s Shard by a meter, making it the tallest tower in the European...
Hello, Mr. President

Hello, Mr. President

Features 12 November 2016 0

With the American election set for November, we turn back the clock to remember previous Polish excursions by US presidents… BY STUART DOWELL Seven US presidents have made a total of thirteen visits to Poland. During all of those visits, the US head of state spent time in Warsaw...
Fuel For Thought
A three-tiered petrol station due to be built in Warsaw next year has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories of the World Architecture Festival to be held in Berlin in November. Designed by Maciej Jakub Zawadzki of the KAMJZ studio, the Shell station will not only incorporate...
Warsaw Restaurant Week
Now extended to cover eleven Polish cities, the latest installation of Restaurant Week kicks-off today with 72 Warsaw restaurants confirmed to take part. The basis is simple: for the full length of the festival, participating restaurants will be offering three-course set menus for the bargain price of zł. 39....
Out Of The Blue
A technology firm based outside of Warsaw has seen its latest project go viral after their work was picked up on by digital platforms such as Reddit, Bored Panda and the Daily Mail Online. Designed by TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych, their 100-meter long solar powered bike lane, unveiled close...
Czarny Protest

Czarny Protest

Insider News 3 October 2016 0

Across Poland, thousands of people have taken to the streets this afternoon to protest against changes to the law that would see an outright ban on abortion – even in cases of rape, incest or severe foetal abnormality. Dubbed the Czarny Protest, it’s understood that as many as six...
Stormy Times

Stormy Times

Insider News 21 September 2016 0

The British Met Office has issued a list of 21 names that will be given to the worst storms that lash the country over the next 12 months. Selected by forecasters after over 10,000 suggestions were submitted by the public, the chosen names are an apt reflection of the...
The End of Critical Mass
Organizers have announced that Warsaw’s monthly Critical Mass bike ride will cease after September. First held in 2002, the gathering was originally coordinated to both encourage the use of bikes as a means of daily transport whilst also highlighting the lack of necessary infrastructure available for cyclists. However, organizers...

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