Spectacular and grandiose in design, Literacka 7 was never finished and has stood empty all its life.
VIDEO: Having previously scaled Warsaw’s Marriott Hotel and a string of other urban international landmarks, Marcin Banot was interrupted by emergency workers who brought a premature end to his latest vertical adventure.
One of the most distinctive buildings born of Poland’s communist era, the bus station has become something of a tourist attraction.
Originally designed in 1968 as a modern showcase of Poland’s historic second city, work on the showpiece tower began in 1975 but stopped in 1981 leaving it as a PRL eyesore. Now, the 102.5-metre structure has nearly been completed and finished off with so-called Nordic Royal aluminium sheets to lend it a golden glow on Kraków’s skyline.
Intended to be built in a village in the Bieszczady Mountains in south-eastern Poland, Agnieszka Skwirut’s designs show a building perched on the side of a mountain, far from any major city and surrounded by the mountain’s wild natural beauty.
The Iconic Award is another feather in the cap for Reform Architekt studio.
The 47-year-old building is the first modernist building in the city to receive official protection.
The only building to remain standing on Wrocław’s Słodowa Island at the end of WWII, architects made sure they stayed respectful to the building’s history while ensuring it had a modern, up-to-date feel too.
A demonstration against the exploitation of migrant labourers took place on Sunday in the Icelandic capital Reykyavik, after Thursday's death of 3 Poles in a fire in one of the city's tenement buildings for migrant workers.
Thanks to the renovation visitors can now visit throughout the year.