The project, called Nexus21 in collaboration with the cultural institution inLodz21, will see the transformation of neglected buildings and spaces on 21 residential, commercial and public space plots, into cultural hubs designed to highlight the city’s innovation and creativity in industries such as architecture, textiles, fashion and film, all of which are a key part of the city’s heritage.
The project, which has been three years in the making, is currently in the finishing stages ahead of its anticipated opening in September 2021 with the arrival of its first animal occupants in June 2021.
The team referred to archival photos of the building during the renovation process, which provided guidance when it came to the architectural style and individual details such as the huge stained glass windows.
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The seven-storey, 52-room Breath-In Hotel aims to mimic the dimensions and silhouettes of the town’s historic architecture whilst harnessing the latest eco-minded technology and solutions.
The city’s successful volunteer scheme to help older people affected by the pandemic has now been featured by the World Health Organization as a case study and future model of civic action for other world cities to follow.
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From a personal point of view, it’s sheer depth of contrast comes somewhere near the top: lavish wedding cake palaces that reference the might once wielded by the city’s power players; futuristic office compounds; blackened, broken tenements; abandoned, creepy warehouses; restored redbrick factories; and PRL blocks of cosmic dimension.
Authorities in the city of Lodz have put the town’s airport up for sale, saying “residents do not deserve to pay tens of millions of zloty a year” into the struggling facility.
The 79th anniversary of the closure of a Roma camp in the World War Two Jewish ghetto in Poland's central city of Lodz, known as the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, was marked online on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.