With ongoing public renovations currently topping PLN 425 million, a considerable portion of that will be spent on the transformation of Włókiennicza street, once dubbed Poland’s ‘most dangerous’ street.
VIDEO: Urban planning and city strategy expert Krzysztof Ruciński told TFN: “It is one of the greatest ‘what ifs’. So I thought why not just take some old maps and start to create the city. It started around one year ago and it has grown organically.”
A group called Pogromca Reklamozy (which translates as “the Ad Buster”) has been following the transformation, from individual buildings to entire cities, as the advertisements come down - and the difference is striking!
The Miasto Jest Nasze (The City Is Ours) association appealed on Friday to Norwegian Ambassador to Poland Anders Eide for help in recovering historic areas of Warsaw's urban green space which have been sold, the activists claim, illegally to a developer.
Architects say the main design goal is to make Łód’s Freedom Square “a friendly place for residents and tourists.”
A Dutch term that can be translated as ‘living street’, a woonerf is an urban area designed to slow traffic and allow pedestrians greater space within a city, usually incorporating outdoor seating.
Facing the threat of drought and the need for savings, Polish cities have turned ‘avant-gardeners’ by banning mowing and creating ‘cheap ‘n’ easy’ flowery urban meadows instead.
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.
Taking into account such pressing factors as climate change and accessibility the awards highlighted some of the capital’s ground-breaking and imaginative designs.
Still functioning after 133 years of operation, the Warsaw water works are an engineering marvel and one of the city’s must-see attractions.