Green, green and green – The City hall of Warsaw promotes a green future – Plac Defilad, Pawilon Emilia, Chmielna, Plac Powstańców…

Warsaw is turning green according to the City hall of Warsaw, in a Facebook post they promoted all the upcoming projects, expected to be all completed in 2024.

Among them, the Plac Defilad in front of the Palace of Culture and Sciences (PKIN) and next to the upcoming Museum of Modern Art (MSN) will drastically change from an anarchical and mindless parking lot, to a square covered with trees, green spaces and facilities for the public.

Credit: Warsaw City Hall Facebook page

No far from the place, still next to the PKIN, another square will be redeveloped, with the construction of the new Pawilon Emilia,

The new Pawilon Emilia is to be built in front of the right side of the Palace of Culture & Science (Świętokrzyska and Marszałkowska Streets) for an opening in 2023. This project is the next step after the Museum Of Modern Art now in construction. The usable area of ​​this two-story building is to be over 6700 m2, 115 m2 dedicated to retail store, few offices – 71 m2. A 3500 m2 underground is also expected with an exhibition space with a capacity of 500 people, an auditorium for 90 people and four workshop rooms.

The former building was located at ul. Emilii Plater 51, demolished in 2017 Pawilon Emilia also called Dom Meblowy „Emilia” was built in 1969 the “Wojewódzkiego Przedsiębiorstwa Handlu Meblami w Warszawie” Warsaw Provincial Furniture Trade Company and designed by Marian Kuźniar , Czesław Wegner and Hanna Lewicka. A part of the building (the roof, with the special wave design) could be used on the new project. The elements are stored under a roof on a plot at the intersection of Srebrna and Towarowa

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Project visual BBGK Architekci studio (the final version will be bigger than this version).

Currently, under construction the Placu Pięciu Rogów (‘Five Horns Square‘) and Chmielna Street will be completely reshaped and will offer a modern and green environment including trees and public benches all along.

Credit: Warsaw City Hall Facebook page

The Plac Powstańców (Plac of the resistant) located just in front of Hotel Warszawa will offer both an underground parking lot and a large square full of trees, plants and public facilities including kiosks in case of rain.

Credit: Warsaw City Hall Facebook page

The renovation of the Hala Gwardii

In 2022, the contract of the actual private investor of Hala Gwardii will expire, then, the city hall (owner of the Hala Gwardii) will open the market to a new investor that will renovate and run the place for the next 20 years. The application for the renovation of the new version of Hala Gwardii is expected to be signed in mid-2023. A modern retail space will be created in Hala Gwardii, which will also act as a center of local activity. The renovation will be made in accordance with the conservation guidelines, all traces of war, like bullet marks, will be kept.

An interesting project was presented at the Munich EXPO REAL in October 2019 (the International Trade Fair for Property and Investment) runs by BBI Development (Złota 44, Centrum Praskie Koneser, Sezam, Plac Unii…) in collaboration with the main owner of the Hala Mirowski, Społem, created a preliminary vision connecting the two Hall. A commercial and gastronomic complex would be created and totally renovated. According to this project in the middle of the two halls would be built a glass pavilion at the place of the actual market, a park on the left side of the complex with a roof garden building and a parking on the right side.

Visual – BBI Development

Also part of the projects, several streets and avenues of the city are being redesigned in order to welcome more greenery and spaces for pedestrians, bikes and scooters and fewer cars.


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