The modern, minimalistic makeover featuring roofed platform halls, sleek escalators, glamorous shops and comfy waiting rooms will turn Warszawa Zachodnia (Warsaw West) station into Poland’s most modern train station.
It’s picked up a load of awards, and now Mobius is in the hunt for more with two new projects.
The building’s dreary and uninviting façade has been totally transformed by Warsaw-based architects Mateusz Tański & Associates (MTA Architekci), while the interior by design studio Tremend is inspired by the nearby countryside – the Solska Forest and Roztocze, the range of hills in east-central Poland.
The tower is designed to be “a social platform for learning and development”.
The ‘foldable’ design aims to offer a feeling of safety while being practical and flexible.
Combining wood with cutting-edge design the building comes bristling with green credentials.
The street bollards from Poznań-based Gąska Studio collect and retain rainwater which is then turned into steam by using a simple ultrasonic evaporator, and then released and evenly distributed.
Entitled “Wieśland, or an urban fantasy under the thatched roof”, their design offers to bring the slower pace of country life to Poland’s buzzing capital.
Specifically renovated to coincide with the 200th anniversary of “modern” Łódź this year, with its elegant interiors and beautiful works of art, the palace is like ‘a time machine’, oozing with the splendour of the age.
Design should take into account the historical setting and be environmentally friendly.