Creating new landmarks and revitalising old ones

When the subject of commercial property comes up in conversation, people usually talk about price per square metre, supply and demand, location and other vital topics. But the industry has so much more to offer, particularly in Poland, where real estate developers have been honing their skills over the last two decades. And what a run it has been! Yet despite years of constant innovation, the property industry in Poland still has aces up its sleeve, and keeps on coming up with inspirational projects – now more than ever. Warsaw is clearly leading the trend, with developers taking inspiration from the melting pot that is the Polish capital. Tenants are increasingly demanding space that matches the usability and high standards of their homes, while retaining the cutting-edge design of their aspirations. We chose a handful of projects that we feel are inspired in some way or another – by either breathing new life into an old, long-ignored site, or creating a new landmark destination where nothing stood before.

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Tytus Brzozowski is the author of our cover. He is an architect and watercolourist who presents Warsaw as the city of his dreams: full of decorative buildings, narrow streets and soaring towers. Using the elements of architecture and landscape that are characteristic of Warsaw, he creates new worlds that, despite their fairytale nature, are still local. In Brzozowski’s paintings, you can find intriguing, surreal elements, hidden threads and events. More at: www.t-b.pl

April 19, 2017
HB Reavis set to begin work on Stanica NIVY

HB Reavis has received the green light to start work this summer on Stanica NIVY, a new supra regional shopping destination and international bus station in Bratislava, after successfully gaining construction consent. The project will play a significant role in reviving this part of the city and will create a new social hub with an excellent […]

April 19, 2017
Warsaw Spire by Ghelamco
Warsaw Spire by Ghelamco, one of the Polish capital's newest skyscrapers, at Plac Europejski 1, combines ultra-modern architecture, environmentally friendly technology and innovative solutions. The site, designed by Jaspers-Eyers Architects, with PROJEKT Polish-Belgian office of Architecture Ltd., Mac Stopa and Wirtz International Landscape Architects, fills the public square with greenery, fountains, a stream, restaurants, and [...]
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