Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said that investment in people in the least developed countries is an investment in a secure and stable world for all.
When you think of the southern Polish city of Kraków you generally tend to envisage the grand market square and the renaissance architecture which surrounds it.
The distinction comes after many years of efforts to give the Stalin-era district ok Kraków the prestigious label and paves the way for a listing on UNESCO's world heritage list.
VIDEO: Combining the most intelligent, ecological and innovative technologies available, the house on the outskirts of Kraków is set to become one of Poland’s most ecological residences whilst simultaneously incorporating aspects of local myth and history into its design.
Architects from Warsaw’s Kuryłowicz & Associates came up with the winning design for the four-star hotel which Ukrainian contractors are now building on the famous Mickiewicz Square UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Using a gold and deep navy blue colour palette, the results have proven fantastically compelling: clean and concise yet almost forensically detailed.
VIDEO: Covering an area of 13,000 sq/m – and a site area of 30,000 sq/m – the EcoPet ‘cave’ has been met with excitement for the manner in which it has balanced the demands of contemporary light industry with the need to respect the planet.
Likening the project to a “super hero”, the captivating design has already swept the internet on account of its impressive visual impact.
Following the recent opening of the EU’s tallest building in the Polish capital, Webber’s World takes a look atthe wider impact British architects have had on the country’s primary city.
Seemingly randomly scattered, Kraków-based architecture studio BXB studio Bogusław Barnaś sought to define the barns through their surrounding landscape, the position of the sun and the end function of the building.