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Warsaw’s Most Beautiful Mural?
Described by some Google users as Warsaw’s best piece of wall art, a stunning mural on Żelazna has fired the public’s imagination… Originally painted towards the end of last summer on the side the building at Żelazna 24, 912 was executed by Marcin Czaja of the Klawy Projekt studio. Depicting... Read more
Architecture: Towarowa 22
As Wola continues to boom, more plans have been revealed for the development at Towarowa 22. Covering an area of 6.5 hectares, the project will see not just the construction of offices and housing, but also more attention paid to its public spaces. Maciej Rydz of JEMS Architecki said:... Read more
Fury At Hong Kong Development
Nicknamed Hong Kong on account of its densely packed apartments and outsized dimensions, a controversial residential complex has found itself at the center of a legal storm after a move by City Hall to outlaw ‘pathological’ developments… The work of JW Construction (a.k.a. JW Destruction to many on account... Read more
The Big Market Question
News that the outdoor Hala Gwardii market (not to be confused with the Hala Gwardii hall) will be ‘revitalized’ has dominated local headlines recently, and in the process sparked a furious backlash from city campaigners. Fearing that the market will become unaffordable to all but a select few, activists... Read more
The Muranów Street Food Revolution!
Forming an inverted L-shape, the area around Nowolipki and Jana Pawła has become something of a mecca of authentic street food tastes… Achi Achi Jana Pawła 41A This lively little joint gives Japanese food a new spin with its presentation of on-the-run fried foods served in various combinations. Topped... Read more
Best of Warsaw 2022: re-launch
When it came to revivals, there were none bigger in 2022 than the resuscitation of the Blue Cactus… When the Blue Cactus closed in 2017 after twenty-years of service, was that really the end? No, it was just the end of the first chapter. Revived in two parts over... Read more
Browary Warszawskie
Several years in the making, the 2021 opening of Browary Warszawski has been internationally lauded as a prime example of urban regeneration… Back Story Established in 1846, the Haberbusch & Schiele brewery that once occupied this plot was the largest such plant in the entire Kingdom of Poland. Later... Read more
Browary Named Best In The World
Finishing the year on a high, Browary Warszawskie has been named ‘the best in the world’ after topping the Best Urban Regeneration category at the MAPIC Awards. Designed by JEMS Architecki for Echo Investment, the mixed use project beat off competition from French and Spanish entrants to finish top... Read more
Hi, My Name’s Unit!
Delivered by Ghelamco, features of the 57,000 sq/m project include a shimmering ‘dragon skin’ installation embellishing the exterior. Comprised of thousands of kinetic elements that gently move with the wind, the effect is designed to demonstrate the force of nature whilst simultaneously reminding passersby as to “the soul of... Read more
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... Read more