Nation of cities: Łódź

Piotrkowska Street, the main artery of Łódź and one of the longest high streets in Europe

Łódź is located in central Poland and is mostly known for its textile production in the 19th century but now the city is famous for its film school and 150-year-old industrial architecture.

Population: 690,000 (0.9 m people in the whole agglomeration)

Unemployment rate: 5.5%

Average salary: 4,462 zł/ €1,075

Institutions of tertiary education: 22

Students in tertiary education: 72,000


EC1, former power plant transformed into a science, cultural and artistic centre

Hi Piotrkowska 155, mixed-use development in the centre of Łódź by Master Management Group

Hanna Zdanowska, Mayor of Łódź:
“We are at the beginning of the largest urban regeneration project in the history of Łódź. It is a major challenge not only from the investment side, but also from a social and economic standpoint. The scope of works is wide, as it applies to both the revitalisation of entire quarters of the city and numerous other complementary projects. We will restore tenement houses, redevelop entire streets, modernise parks, plant trees and reduce traffic in the city centre. We will also invest in culture, renovate historical monuments and improve public transportation. Commercial developers believe in Łódź because they see that we consistently implement our growth strategy to make Łódź a beautiful city and a great place to live in.”

Manufaktura, a centre of arts, leisure and retail created in the revitalised 19th century post-industrial complex

Łódź Fabryczna office project by JJ Invest, according to the concept of the Dutch studio MVRDV

Concept of Kobro Square, a major part of the new Centre of Łódź

Newly built Łódź Fabryczna underground railway station

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Written by: Poland Today Team