Container Park Planned
Plans for a mixed-use complex comprised of 272 cargo containers have been revealed by Jakub Szczęsny, an architect best known for designing the skinniest building in the world – the so-called Keret House found in the district of Mirów. Covering a 10,000 sq/m plot on Chmielna 75, his proposal... Read more
Polish Vodka Museum Opens!
The regeneration of Praga’s Koneser Factory took a significant step forward today with the official opening of the Polish Vodka Museum – allegedly the first museum of its kind anywhere in the world. Set inside a 19th century distillery that once kept both locals and occupying Russian troops supplied... Read more
Equality Parade 2018
Once more this summer, central Warsaw will grind to a standstill on June 9th as the Equality Parade snakes its way through the streets of the capital… First held in 2001, the Equality Parade has survived numerous political obstacles to grow into one of the largest annual parades held... Read more
On The Market
Work has begun on dismantling swathes of Bazar Różycki, a legendary marketplace once synonymous with black market dealings and shady gang wars. Originally founded in 1874 by pharmacist Julian Różycki, it’s since become entrenched in Praga folklore, playing a central part in the development of the local dialect, culture... Read more
Central Park
The results of a competition to find a new design for the southern side of the Palace of Culture have been revealed, with the winning entry coming courtesy of the Gdynia-based architectural studio Pniewski Architecki. Picked for its originality and functionality, work to implement the project is expected to... Read more
Nocny Market RIP
Organizers of Warsaw’s Nocny Market have confirmed that they will not be returning to their spiritual address this year due to renovation works scheduled to be carried out at the abandoned train station that served as their home. First opened in 2016, the street food market quickly rose to... Read more
Fountain Returns
Over 35,000 attended yesterday’s official inauguration of the new ‘fountain season’. Reactivated after the annual winter break, the Multimedia Fountain Park between the Old Town and river has thrilled millions since launching seven years ago. Equipped with 367 jets capable of firing 30,000 liters of water per minute, the... Read more
Survivor Saved!
One of Warsaw’s great surviving war ruins has been saved after being entered into the so-called ‘register of monuments’. Substantially damaged towards the end of WWII, the building at Waliców 14 had come to be viewed as one of the city’s quirkier landmarks on account of its crowning feature:... Read more
River Drinking Laws
Nothing says summer more than heading down the riverside and seeing in the sunset with a beer in your hand. The moment the mercury climbs, a string of bars open along the Wisła turning the front into an amorphous, happy blur of drunken din. But with the riverbank often... Read more
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... Read more