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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...
The Birthday Boy

The Birthday Boy

Features 21 July 2020 0

Sixty-five years old today, we dredge through the archives to present the Insider’s quintessential piece about the Palace of Culture and Science… BY JAY MARTIN The inclusion of the Palace of Culture & Science on Warsaw’s official heritage list in 2007 provoked general outrage. A protest letter signed by...
An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day

Insider News 18 September 2018 0

The ongoing debate about what to do with Pl. Defilad took a new turn in August after a master’s thesis by a graduate of the Silesian University of Technology took the web by storm. The work of Kacper Ziółkowski, the project envisions transforming the square into a socially-minded Apple...
Off The Wall

Off The Wall

Insider News 28 August 2018 0

With politicians and the public still bickering over the future of the Palace of Culture, an independent candidate for the post of Warsaw Mayor has blown everyone out of the water with his personal proposal: to cover the façade with a giant mural. Other policies Paweł Tanajno hopes to...
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....
And Breathe…

And Breathe…

Insider News 25 February 2018 0

Nearly two years since it was first published online, a striking architectural project found itself going viral after being the subject of a Facebook post by social activist Jan Śpiewak. The concept of architects Patrycja Stołtny and Michał Sapko, Plac Oddechu (Breathe Square) visualizes the area surrounding the Palace...
What Lies Beneath. Palace of Culture uncovers its truths.
Warsaw Insider explores the depths and nether regions of the Palace of Culture to uncover its truths and slay some myths… By Alex WEBBER | Photographs by Kevin DEMARIA Ask any foreigner about their first day in Warsaw and likely reminisces are prone to include that first stupefied sighting of...

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