Architecture and design
Museum of Life
Warsaw Museum of the History of Polish Jews shows Poland as a meeting point of different cultures, languages and religions. The building of the most modern museum in Poland has won the prestigious Architectural Design of the Year prize in the Eurobuild Awards contest.
Green houses made in Poland
It uses rainwater to flush toilets and has filters on window air conditioning units that do not let exhaust fumes inside. Designed by Polish engineers, the Multi-dwelling Urban Building 2030 sets construction standards that will become binding in the EU in 16 years.
Shakespeare Theatre back in Gdansk
The Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre opened on 19 September with a performance of “Hamlet”. The anthracite building with an opening roof is the first seat of a dramatic theatre constructed from scratch in Poland after the Second World War.
A musical symbol of Szczecin
An ice palace illuminated by LED lamps might not appeal to everyone’s taste.
European Solidarity Centre
Heroes of the Solidarity movement will be giving guided tours to the first visitors of the European Solidarity Centre, which will open in Gdansk on 30 August.
Revival of design from behind the Iron Curtain
Furniture, clothes and everyday objects reflecting the best design made during Communist times are now iconic
Polish designers set global trends
American politicians wear their jewellery while critics put Polish designs on the covers of coffee-table books about art.
Baltic Sea Art Park
Polish architects from the Warsaw WXCA architectural firm won an international competition for a design of a floating art gallery of the Baltic Sea states that will be built in the city of Pärnu, Estonia.