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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland

Poland (Polish: Polska) : officially the Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska; Kashubian: Pòlskô Repùblika; Silesian: Polsko Republika), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi),[5] making it the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. Poland has a population of over 38 million people,[5] which makes it the 34th most populous country in the world[6] and the sixth most populous member of the European Union, being its most populous post-communist member. Poland is a unitary state made up of 16 voivodeships. Poland is a member of the European Union, NATO, the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), European Economic Area, International Energy Agency, Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, International Atomic Energy Agency, G6, Council of the Baltic Sea States, Visegrád Group, Weimar Triangle and Schengen Agreement.

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(and largest city) : Warsaw




Largest cities or towns of Poland
Central Statistical Office population report for 2011

1 Warsaw Masovian 1,720,398
2 Kraków Lesser Poland 756,183
3 Łódź Łódź 737,098
4 Wrocław Lower Silesian 632,996
5 Poznań Greater Poland 551,627
6 Gdańsk Pomeranian 456,967 16
7 Szczecin West Pomeranian 405,606
8 Bydgoszcz Kuyavian-Pomeranian 356,177
9 Lublin Lublin 348,450
10 Katowice Silesian 306,826
 

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http://www.archdaily.com/249947/stadium-miejski-wroclaw-jsk/

Stadium Miejski Wrocław / JSK

Architects: JSK Architekci
Location: Wrocław, Poland
Architect In Charge: JSK Architekci
Design Team: Zbigniew Pszczulny, Mariusz Rutz, Piotr Bury (project manager
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: JSK Architekci
Project Area: 248,401 sqm
Landscape Architect: RS Architektura Krajobrazu
Structure: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner (steel structure), Matejko i Partnerzy Biuro Konstrukcyjne (RC structure)







 

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http://www.archdaily.com/248595/o-omicron-installation-directed-by-romain-tardy-thomas-vaquie/

O (Omicron) Installation Directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié
By Alison Furuto

Directors: Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Architecture: Max Berg
Visual Design: Romain Tardy, Guillaume Cottet
Music: Thomas Vaquié
2D/3D Mapping: Joanie Lemercier, Romain Tardy
Management & Production: Nicolas Boritch
Filmed By: Jerome Monnot, Joanie Lemercier, Romain Tardy
Edited By: Jerome Monnot

Directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié, Omicron installation, the piece proposed for the Centennial Hall of Wroclaw, is based around the notion of timelessness in architecture, and the idea of what future has meant throughout the 20th century. Taking the 1910’s as a starting point (the dome was erected in 1913), historical and artistic references were used to reveal the architecture of the space, its timeless and, more surprisingly, very modern dimension. More images and their description after the break.

When opened, Hala Stulecia was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. With a diameter of 65m it was home to the largest dome built since the Pantheon in Rome eighteen centuries earlier. The Centennial Hall was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. It is reasonable to think that when Hala Stulecia was built in 1913 Max Berg’s ambition for his construction was to pass the test of time. What could have been his vision of the monument in the distant future? How did he imagine the olding of the materials? The evolution of the surrounding urbanism and populations?

A deliberately minimalist visual aesthetic allowed to highlight the very architecture of Hala Stulecia’s dome and re-affirm its place at the core of the piece. Minimalism also appeared to be the most appropriate means of conveying this idea of future at different periods of time (from 20’s/30’s anticipation film to more contemporary productions ). But the use of these references was not simply formal: the vision of futuristic totalitarian societies seemed to echo back real moments in the history of the building, warning us against the dangers of an idealized vision of the future.

Inspiration for the music composed especially for this project was found in both orchestral work, echoing the colossal size of the architecture, and electronic textures, evoking the action of time. The score also tried and recreate a sense of evolution of the materials used for the dome structure, and their sonic aging.

By using references such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis or the projects of Archigram to confront the different visions of the future at different times, Romain Tardy and Thomas Vaquie were interested in trying to create a vision of a future with no precise time reference. A timeless future.







 

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http://www.archdaily.com/244156/war...for-world-stadium-award-2012-gmp-architekten/

Warsaw’s National Stadium Selected for World Stadium Award 2012 / gmp Architekten
By Alison Furuto

Architects: gmp Architekten
Location: Doha, Quatar
Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Markus Pfisterer
Project Management: Markus Pfisterer, Martin Hakiel
Project Management (roof): Martin Glass
In cooperation With: J.S.K. Architekci Sp. z o.o. and schlaich bergermann und partner
Structural Design of Roof: schlaich bergermann and partners, Knut Göppert with Knut Stockhusen and Lorenz Haspel, M&E Engineering HTW, Hetzel, Tor-Westen + Partner, Biuro Projektów “DOMAR”
Landscape Design: RAK, Architectura Krajobrazu, Warsaw
General Contractor: Konsorcjum ALPINE BAU DEUTSCHLAND AG, ALPINE BAU GmbH, ALPINE Construction Polska Sp. z o.o., HYDROBUDOWA POLSKA S.A. i PBG S.A.
Client: Narodowe Centrum Sportu Sp. z o.o.
Seats: 55,000
Competition: 2007 – 1st prize
Construction Period: 2008-2011



 

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http://www.archdaily.com/245693/baltyk-tower-poznan-mvrdv/

Baltyk Tower, Poznań / MVRDV
By Karissa Rosenfield

Located in the city of Poznań, this 25.000 m² office building will be MVRDV’s first project in Poland. Sculpted by the restrictions of the site, the glass tower’s figure completely changes shape depending on the direction it is being viewed. Besides the large amount of office space, Baltyk Tower will feature retail space, a panorama restaurant and a proposed one room hotel. Completion is scheduled for 2014.

Continue after the break for the architects’ description.

The tower’s volume follows the maximal volume and height restriction of the site. This leads to a shape resulting in a totally different contour when approached from different sides. Towards the south a slope of cascading patios will offer outside spaces to the users of the building. The façade is envisioned floor-to-ceiling glass with vertical louvers of glass fiber concrete softening the impact of the sun without losing the vista over the city and zoo.

The 25.000m² are divided into 12.000m² office space, 750m² panorama restaurant featuring most likely a one room hotel, 1350m² retail in the plinth of the building and three levels of underground parking. The flexible office space is limited to a depth of seven metres allowing daylight to generously penetrate the work spaces.

The Baltyk tower will be built at Rondo Kaponiera, a major intersection next to the central train station and the road towards the airport. The building will benefit from the close vicinity of the Sheraton hotel, the currently restored Concordia printing house, a new creativity centre for business and the MTP international fair building.

Baltyk tower is the first building by MVRDV in Poland. Sophia Sp. z o.o is a joint venture of Garvest and Vox Group. Buro Happold is structural engineer, MEP and sustainability advisor for the envisioned BREEAM “Very Good” rating. Co-architect is Ultra Architects, a local office from Poznań.





 

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Sopot

[Sopot] Mera Hotel & SPA
http://www.meraspahotel.pl/en/hotel

Mera Hotel & Spa offers 145 spacious rooms for a convenient stay, lighting which changes according to daytime mood, music which changes throughout the day and gives either wake up, lazy or romantic feeling, rich full breakfast with good coffee, sea views, summer roof pool, heated outdoor Jacuzzis, choice of restaurants for couples and for families, relaxing spa treatments carried out by well trained professionals.
This spa hotel in Sopot, Poland is above most for pleasure, even if you are on a business trip, somewhere in your head there is a temptation to go to the treatments, to relax in outdoor pools in warm water during chilly evenings and look at the sky. Food that is offered is international cuisine and polish traditional.
Mera Hotel & Spa wants to convey a modern Scandinavian feeling with a Polish twist. This means clean and natural materials, wood, stone, glass and concrete. It also means straight lines and pure sights.


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http://www.wbj.pl/article-59892-baltic-park-molo-concept-selected.html?type=lim

Baltic Park Molo concept selected

Płaskowicki & Partnerzy Architekci beat-out around 70 other studios in a competition held to choose the concep


The Warsaw-based Płaskowicki & Partnerzy Architekci studio will design the Baltic Park Molo hotel-apartment-service complex which Zdrojowa Invest is planning to build in Świnoujście on the Baltic Sea.

The concept of the investment has been selected via a competition in which over 70 studios from Poland and abroad took part. Apart from the investor, the jury of the competition included a representative of Świnoujście, as well as representatives of the Association of Polish Architects.

The commercialization of the development is expected to commence at the turn of July or beginning of August, while construction on the first phase of the project should launch around the beginning of 2013.
The first to be developed will be a four-star hotel with 400 condo apartments for sale and for rent, a passage with a spa facility, water park and conference center, and a 150-meter promenade leading to a beach.

Later on, the complex will also get a five-star hotel with approximately 200 rooms, two apartment buildings and a pier. The whole Baltic Park Molo scheme, which is valued at from zł.200 to zł.250 million, is scheduled to be completed in 2018.











http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/106728,Work-begins-on-Polish-Disneyland
Work begins on 'Polish Disneyland'

Construction on Europe's largest adventure park was officially launched on Saturday near Grodzisk Mazowiecki, south west of the capital.


Adventure World Warsaw will cover approximately 230 hectares, and the budget for construction has been estimated at 2.5 billion zloty (about 598.2 million euro).
When work is finished, visitors will find rollercoasters, restaurants, shops, bars and hotels, as well as Poland's biggest aquapark.
The project is being realised by the Las Palm company, headed by Dutch businessman Jan Mulder.
Speaking to Polish Radio, he explained why he had chosen Poland as the site for the park.
“Poland offers great opportunities,” he said.
“This is virgin territory when it comes to business,” he added, alluding to the ongoing transformation of the Polish economy since the collapse of communism in 1989.
“Our research shows that Poles are interested in this kind of entertainment, and that they travel across the world to visit such parks,” he said.
Although the project has often been dubbed “the Polish Disneyland”, the creators are keen to stress that the park will not be just a copy of the American model.
Thematically, the Polish enterprise will explore myths and legends from across the globe, from Slavic to Ancient Egyptian.
Some 3000 people should find employment at the park, and Las Palm hopes to welcome 2.5 million visitors per year.
Mulder has high hopes that the complex should open its doors in 2015.
--> Int. thread about the theme park CLICK :)
 

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The national stadium in Warsaw was not designed by Poles? They should get some pride. It's the capital city, isn't it?
 

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Is this thread really necessary? I mean, Poland is pretty big, and there're so many things going on right now all over the country, and 're-posting' hundreds of photos (copy/paste from polish section) isn't the best idea. Why don't you just follow the polish section, you have everything there.
 

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As far as I know, Poland is not a city nor metro. Besides, it's a project & construction subforum, and u guys post finished buildings here. Something is totally not in a position. :bash:
 

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Thanks for these updates :)

@Adiks. A mod created this thread, so I guess it's OK ;) And besides, there is nothing wrong with posting recently completed buildings.
 

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^^ Well it just doesn't add up. There is a thread called Polish Modern Architecture for that. Coming here i expected to see whats comming up, not what has come already. There are a lot of people browsing and posting on these forums and therefore its easy to mess around. I appreciate the work they have done, but lets just stick to the rules and titles, or lets change them.
 
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