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POLAND The European commission has awarded Warsaw the main prize of EUR 150,000 in the Access City Award 2020 competition for improving access for the disabled.
“With the Access City Award, winning cities can be an inspiration for other EU cities and beyond that encounter similar challenges. Warsaw, the winner of the tenth edition, is a model for others, showing that a lot can be done in a very short amount of time and that commitment can be key to success,” said Marianne Thyssen, European commissioner for employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility at the awards ceremony. A total of 47 cities entered. The second and third places went t Castellóde la Plana in Spain and Skellefteå in Sweden, while Chania in Greece, Tartu n Estonia and Evreux in France received special mentions.

Latest news

Investment & finance

POLAND Madison buys Chmielna 89 stake

schedule 18 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

A fund managed by US investor Madison International Realty has bought a 65 pct stake in the newly completed Chmielna 89 office project in central Warsaw from Cavatina Holding.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND West 4 Business Hub up and running

schedule 18 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Echo Investment has put into use the first stage of the West 4 Business Hub office complex in Wrocław.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Panattoni launches work on third Bydgoszcz park

schedule 17 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Construction work has begun on Panattoni Park Bydgoszcz III, the first tenant of which is to be electronic equipment servicing company Reconext.

Events

Poland Monika Żywiecka triumphs in the women’s singles!

schedule 17 September 2020
Eurobuild Conferences

The 15th Annual Eurobuild CEE Tennis Tournament endedin the best possible fashionfor Monika Żywiecka of Oakbridge Capital Advisors, with her victory in the women’s singles final.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Phoenix charges into Rzeszów

schedule 17 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

The topping out ceremony has taken place for a 15,000 sqm BTS facility being developed by Panattoni for Phoenix Contact E-Mobility in Rzeszów.

Green projects

ROMANIA Funshop Parks to be green parks

schedule 17 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Polish company Scallier, which is developing the Funshop Park chain of retail parks in Romania, has opted to obtain BREEAM certification for all its new parks.

Investment & finance

CENTRAL EUROPE Trei takes out EUR 54 mln loan from Helaba

schedule 17 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Düsseldorf-based retail park developer Trei Real Estate has been granted an unsecured EUR 42 mln loan from German bank Helaba.

Events

POLAND Krzysztof Stempień retains his crown and adds another

schedule 16 September 2020
Eurobuild Conferences

Last year when he played for the first time at the Eurobuild tennis tournament he caused something of a sensation when he beat all his rivals. Even then, Krzysztof Stempień of Cresa fearlessly faced a strong field, many of whom were regular faces at the tournament, to turn the ranking table on its head.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Accolade flies into Szczecin Airport

schedule 16 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Accolade has revealed that it is investing EUR 21.3 mln in Panattoni Park Szczecin Airport in Goleniów on the outskirts of the city

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Arty experience in the Factory

schedule 16 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

The Art Box Experience, the first fully interactive and digital art gallery in Poland, is to open in Norblin Factory in Warsaw.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND DHL and DL join forces in Silesia

schedule 16 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

DL Invest Group and DHL Supply Chain Polska are to jointly develop the DL Invest Park Psary logistics centre in Psary in Silesia.

Events

POLAND Monopolis and Granaria triumph at MIPIM Awards

schedule 16 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Two Polish developments are among the twelve winners at the MIPIM Awards 2020, which were presented in Paris on September 15th.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Full growth of first part of the Forest

schedule 15 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

HB Reavis has topped off the lower building of its Forest development in Warsaw.

Office & mixed-use development

ROMANIA Siemens and NTT lease half of AFI Park Brașov I

schedule 15 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

AFI Europe Romania has announced that it has leased 55 pct of AFI Park Brașov to Siemens and NTT Data Services.

Warehouse & industrial

ROMANIA JV leases 75,000 sqm in CTP Bucharest West

schedule 15 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

A joint venture between Maersk and IB Cargo has leased 75,000 sqm in CTPark Bucharest West, which is to be used as a distribution centre for Ikea Supply AG.

Office & mixed-use development

HUNGARY Vodafone moves HQ to Budapest One

schedule 15 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Vodafone Hungary is to move its headquarters into the Budapest One business park in autumn 2022.

Investment & finance

ROMANIA Romanian RE investment rockets despite the pandemic

schedule 14 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

More than EUR 400 mln worth of real estate transactions closed in Romania the last weeks, confirming both that the investment market in the country has remained vigorous during the pandemic and that it is no longer just seen as a fringe Central European market, according to Cushman & Wakefield Echinox.

Green projects

EUROPE Warburg-HIH to make entire portfolio carbon neutral

schedule 14 September 2020
Opr./edited by NN

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate is to convert all the properties in its portfolio to green electricity and carbon neutral natural gas.

Property and Facility Management

CZECH REPUBLIC C&W to manage Hamburk BC in Plzeň

schedule 14 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed property manager of the Hamburk Business Centre in Plzeň following its recent change of ownership.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Globalway leases 52,000 sqm in Gdańsk

schedule 11 September 2020
Nathan North
deputy editor

Globalway, one of the largest suppliers of products from the Far East and China, has leased 52,000 sqm in Panattoni Park Tricity East IV in Gdańsk.

Latest in Architecture

schedule 14 July 2020

Finns win EBS university competition

Finnish studio ALA Architects has won the competition to design an extension to the Estonian Business School in Tallinn’s central Maakri district.

schedule 09 May 2020

Mirbud inks Ełk contract

POLAND Mirbud’s contract has been finalised for the construction of a Bi1 grocery hypermarket and petrol station next to the Karuzela shopping centre in Ełk in northeastern Poland.

schedule 26 March 2020

Erbud to build Bydgoszcz estate

POLAND Erbud has been awarded a PLN 37.2 mln net contract with Kalisz-based Colian Developer for the construction of a residential project at ul. Garbary 5 in Bydgoszcz.

schedule 23 March 2020

Polish architect wins Kiribati Floating Houses competition

WORLD Marcin Kitala of the Warsaw-based Kuryłowicz & Associates architectural studio has won the Kiribati Floating Houses competition organised by Young Architects Competitions.

schedule 28 February 2020

Horizone designs Brest offices

BELARUS Kraków-based Horizone Studio is preparing the design of the headquarter building of Polish-Belarusian IT company Epol Soft in Brest.

schedule 24 February 2020

Design chosen for Czestochowa station

POLAND Polish State Railways (PKP) has published pictures of the future Częstochowa Główna railway station.

schedule 15 January 2020

Częstochowa station redesigned

POLAND The competition to find a concept design for the Częstochowa Główna station has been won by a project by Top Projekt Marek Wawrzyniak (Rybnik), NStudio (Paris) and Studio Antonini (Paris).

schedule 06 December 2019

Warsaw now for everyone

POLAND The European commission has awarded Warsaw the main prize of EUR 150,000 in the Access City Award 2020 competition for improving access for the disabled.

schedule 18 November 2019

Six left in running to build government estate

POLAND Six architectural studios have been shortlisted out of 93 in a competition to design a residential estate on ul. Ratuszowa in Warsaw as part of the government’s Apartment Plus social housing programme.

schedule 07 November 2019

Modernistic modernisation for Gdynia theatre

POLAND Architectural studio WXCA has prepared the design documentation for the redevelopment of the Witold Gombrowicz Theatre in Gdynia.

schedule 04 November 2019

Three awards for Polish studio

POLAND/BELARUS Warsaw-based architectural studio WXCA has won three awards at the Minsk International Biennale of Young Architects – Leonardo 2019.

schedule 29 October 2019

Blasting off from within Moscow

RUSSIA Construction of the National Space Centre has started in Moscow.

schedule 08 October 2019

Chapman Taylor unveils Solidarity Airport design

POLAND Chapman Taylor has unveiled its proposed design for the new Central Communication Port (CPK) between Warsaw and Łódź in Poland.

schedule 26 September 2019

Top Tower to top them all

CZECH REPUBLIC Trigema is preparing for the construction of the tallest building in the Czech Republic – the 135m Top Tower in Prague’s Nové Butovice district.

schedule 09 September 2019

WXCA to design for Vantage

POLAND WXCA has won the architectural competition to design an office building that will be developed in the Port Popowice complex in Wrocław that is to be developed by Vantage Development.

schedule 16 August 2019

Chapman Taylor designs media centre

RUSSIA Chapman Taylor has produced two concept designs for a state-of-the-art media centre in St Petersburg.

schedule 13 August 2019

Buildings planned for Warsaw University

POLAND The Association of Polish Architects [SARP] has announced an architectural competition to find a design concept for teaching facilities for the University of Warsaw.

schedule 08 August 2019

Competition for Białołęka park concept

POLAND An architectural competition has been launched for the redevelopment of the Park Botewa area of Warsaw's Białołęka district.

schedule 07 August 2019

WXCA to design Wielkopolska Uprising Museum

POLAND Warsaw studio WXCA has come first in the competition to design the concept of the new Museum of the Wielkopolska Uprising, dedicated to the events surrounding the Greater Poland Uprising of 1918/19.

schedule 06 August 2019

Central Station enters monumental era

POLAND Warszawa Centralna [Warsaw Central] station has been listed as a registered monument and thus is now covered by a protection order. The decision should preserve the structure of the modernist station and its spatial layout in its existing form.

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