Warsaw’s Praga is a city within a city. Although Praga is actively being built up and renovated, neglected alleyways with dilapidated houses, merely functional at best, can scare away the hapless passer-by. Culture.pl took a walk along Praga's famous Brzeska Street, never deviating, and tried to capture its essence to share with the world. Read more »about: The Warsaw Madonna: The Tale of Brzeska Street
Comfortable beds, nice views, breakfasts served, elegant furniture and soft carpets are overrated! Most hotels around the world look alike – and are just plain boring. Luckily there are also less common places to spend a night. Culture.pl presents a list of some rather unusual hotels in Poland! Read more »about: Underground or Up a Tree: Poland's Most Unusual Hotels
A Virtual Journey will transport you to pre-war Warsaw: see what Piłsudski Square was like with a great palace and surrounded by beautiful buildings. The exhibition can be seen in Warsaw’s Mazovian Voivodship Miniature Park. Read more »about: A Virtual Walk Through 1930s Warsaw
A lot of newly-constructed hotels are not only comfortable retreats but also notable works of architecture. While hotel industry experts emphasise that tourist accommodation in Poland should expand, we show below that it’s worth looking after not only guests’ comfort, but also the shape of the buildings they’ll be staying in. Read more »about: Poland’s Most Magnificent Contemporary Hotels
Revitalisation, revalorisation, modernisation, adaptation – these are words the citizens of Łódź know well. They've observed many of these processes over the last few years in particular as a second life renews the city's historic factories.
Read more »about: Industrial Łódź: Past & Present
Must Have is the most important award in the field of design in Poland. Awarded by the Łódź Design Festival, every year it discovers and brings to light new names, brands and trends worth knowing. Here is a selection of some of the most interesting Must Haves of 2017. Read more »about: Must Have 2017 Winners Announced!
Władysław Strzemiński lived in Łódź from 1931 until his death in 1952. The 1930s, late 1940s (after the war) and 50s were important periods in the development of the city and especially its architecture. Which buildings would the Polish painter walk by, while wandering through Łódź? Read more »about: Władysław Strzemiński’s Łódź
Łódź is one of the most rapidly depopulating cities in Poland. Following the collapse of its famed industrial factories, the city has some challenges: how does it draw investors back, and how can it become more attractive and appealing to keep the locals from leaving and the tourists coming. It turns out that Łódź’s unique architecture may be the answer. Read more »about: Making Over a City: Reinvigorating Łódź for the 21st-Century
What role did women play in the creation of modern architecture and city planning? What was their role in the male-dominated world in which an architect is thought of as a ‘manly’ profession? Drawing on the new book Architektki (Women Architects) published by EMG, we present six prominent Polish women architects, who made a significant impact in their field. Read more »about: Polish Women at the Drafting Table
A content-rich curriculum, promising employment prospects, distinguished professors – these are usually the criteria used by high-school graduates to choose a college or university. What if they chose their schools guided purely by aesthetic values? Find out which Polish campuses make the cut. Read more »about: Poland’s Most Beautiful University Campuses
Until April 2015, only architecture buffs had heard of the Mies van der Rohe Award. That all changed when for the first time in history, the greatest architecture award in Europe was given to a Polish building – the Szczecin Philharmonic. Now a squad of Polish nominations have been announced for the next edition of this prestigious competition. Read more »about: 11 Polish Buildings Nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2017
Though perhaps not quite as spectacular as previous years, 2016 was certainly no less interesting for Polish architecture. Some long-awaited investments appeared likely to change the quality of life in their city, while others turned out to be controversial. Read more »about: Architecture in Poland: 2016 in Review
Originally meant just for storing scrolls, with time libraries assumed the role of vaults protecting invaluable volumes. Nowadays, they also aspire to be public-oriented culture-promoting centres. Culture.pl presents the 10 most ingenious and boldest examples of library design in contemporary Poland. Read more »about: 10 Unusual & Inspiring Libraries in Poland
Poland's castles and royal palaces, built by the best European architects, were repeatedly ruined, burnt, and plundered. Nevertheless, these buildings continue to impress people even today. What events did they witness? Who lived there? Here are the stories of six Polish royal residences that you should know. Read more »about: Must-Visit Polish Royal Residences
The European Council’s Cultural Routes are guideposts in the search for the common history, heritage, and identity of the Old Continent. There are more than thirty of them, and we have selected six of the most interesting ones which are partly located in Poland. Ready for a journey through time and space? Read more »about: The European Council Selects Culture Trails around Poland
As part of Free November, Wilanów Palace Museum, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Wawel Royal Castle, and Royal Łazienki Museum have made their collections open to visitors free of charge for the duration of the month. Guests to Wawel Royal Castle will be able to see the most valuable painting in Polish collections, Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci. Read more »about: Royal Residences in Poland: Free to Visit All November
Industrial tourism has been on the rise everywhere in recent years, but Silesia’s numerous attractions outrank any other destination in Central Europe. The region’s rich industrial past combined with its modern approach to tourism has been bringing tourists in droves. Read more »about: Trend Watch: Industrial Tourism in Silesia
Poland is strongly represented at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Polish architects are displaying their works not only in the national pavilion but also, for the first time, at the main exhibition in the Arsenale and at the various events which accompany or take place alongside the prestigious Biennale. Read more »about: 7 Polish Attractions at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016
Print Control, the bilingual annual publication released by Culture.pl presents a current overview of printed design from Poland. Agnieszka Sural brings you her selection of the 15 most important projects created between 2014-2015 out of the hundreds featured in the magazine’s fourth edition.
Read more »about: Print Control 4: 15 Graphic Designs You Should Know
Polish architect Aleksander Kawiński has designed a cosy, ready-to-assemble house that comes in a box. The affordable 25-square-metre dwelling does not require foundations and includes a living room that converts into a bedroom, as well as a bathroom. Read more »about: The Cheapest House on Earth