I’m Planet Earth: Save Me!
Warsaw has become the first city in the world to install smart recycling machines that incentivize the public to treat their waste responsibly. Developed by the Kraków-based firm EcoTech System, users can dispatch their aluminum, glass and plastic trash inside the contraptions before receiving points in return via a... Read more
’44 Remembered
Set to be a deeply emotive occasion, the city prepares to mark the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising… Criticized as a bourgeois rebellion fomented by the capitalist West, for decades the 1944 Warsaw Uprising was consigned to footnote status by the Communist government. The years since the political... Read more
Modernists Outraged!
Architecture buffs and urban conservationists were left outraged after a protected building found itself temporarily redecorated with a lace-like pattern by the famed Polish street artist NeSpoon. Touting a cosmic form inspired by the Soviet Union’s forays into space, the former ticket booth at PKP Powiśle was completed in... Read more
In Memoriam: Rosław Szaybo
The rock world mourns the death of one of the great cover artists of our time… Musicians the world over paused to pay their respects to Rosław Szaybo, a graphic designer and illustrator who acted as the creative force behind many of the most recognizable album covers of the... Read more
Bravo Stamm!

Bravo Stamm!

Insider News 15 June 2019 0

Warsaw remembers the undisputed king of Polish boxing… Coinciding with the 66th anniversary of his greatest triumph, mid-May saw the unveiling of a statue honoring ‘the father of Polish boxing’, Feliks Stamm. Cast in bronze, the 2.6-meter figure has been positioned in the park outside Hala Mirowska, just steps... Read more
Polonia Redevelopment Announced
The topsy-turvy world of Polonia Warszawa football club has taken a turn for the better after a winning design for their stadium’s redevelopment was announced earlier in the week. The result of a seven-month process, a 13-person jury chose a design submitted by JSK Architekci ahead of 16 other... Read more
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,... Read more
Party On!

Party On!

Insider News 27 April 2019 0

Weeks after details came to light over draconian plans to clamp down on the riverfront’s bars and clubs, a compromise appears to have been reached with City Hall. Originally, officials had stated only two clubs would be granted music licenses, and only then on the condition that sound would... Read more
Green Light For Epic Hall
The mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Traszkowski, has given the go ahead for work to finally begin on Poland’s biggest concert hall – nearly ten years after its design was first finalized. Set in the Praga district, the Sinfonia Varsovia Centrum will house the city’s symphony orchestra, a recording studio,... Read more
In Memoriam: Ryszard Kaja
Acknowledged as one of the most influential Polish artists of recent times, news in April of the premature death of Ryszard Kaja was met with widespread shock around the country. Born in Poznań in 1962 to parents Stefania, a painter, and Zbigniew, one of the founding fathers of Poland’s... Read more