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Architecture and urban planning
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.

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Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Infinity takes shape in Wrocław

schedule 19 January 2022
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General contractor Eiffage Polska Budownictwo has completed the foundation plate of the Infinity office building in Wrocław.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Pratia to open medical centre in Ocean Office Park

schedule 18 January 2022

Pratia is to open a medical centre in the Ocean Office Park in Kraków developed by Cavatina Holding.

Architecture and urban planning

Romania/Poland Globalworth extends student competition

schedule 18 January 2022

Globalworth Foundation and the Igloo – Habitat and Architecture Association have extended the deadline extension for the ‘2031 NOW_our cities in 10 years’ student competition to February 1st 2022.

Investment & finance

Europe CPI links bonds to performance on green goals

schedule 18 January 2022

CPI Property Group has issued sustainability-linked bonds worth EUR 700 mln with an annual coupon of 1.75 pct and a maturity date of 14th January 2030.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Fortress REIT invests in MDC2 Park Łódź South

schedule 18 January 2022
Nathan North
deputy editor

Polish industrial developer MDC2 has announced an agreement with South African-based Fortress REIT Limited for the development of MDC2 Park Łódź South.

Office & mixed-use development

ROMANIA One Cotroceni Park phase I makes its bow

schedule 18 January 2022
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One United Properties has completed the first building of its large-scale One Cotroceni Park mixed-use development in Bucharest’s central Cotroceni district.

Architecture and urban planning

CZECH REPUBLIC Penta to work with PSN on Transgas replacement

schedule 18 January 2022
Nathan North
deputy editor

Penta Real Estate is to work together with developer PSN on the project that is to replace the former Transgas building in Prague’s Vinohrady district.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland FitFabric to take up entire building in Wima complex

schedule 17 January 2022

FitFabric is to open a fitness club in the WIMA Widzewska Manufaktura mixed-use complex under development by Cavatina Holding on al. Piłsudskiego in Łódź.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Stokrotka to open in Bydgoszcz

schedule 17 January 2022

The Stokrotka grocery chain has leased almost 3,000 sqm including 125 sqm of office space in 7R Park Bydgoszcz I.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Skanska fills Nowy Rynek complex

schedule 17 January 2022

The fourth office building in the Nowy Rynek mixed-use development in Poznań is now 33 pct leased with the signing of a new undisclosed tenant.

Investment & finance

HUNGARY Akadémia Business Center added to Europa Fund VI

schedule 17 January 2022
Nathan North
deputy editor

London-based real estate investor Europa Capital, together with local partner ConvergenCE, has acquired the Akadémia Business Center in Budapest city centre for its latest value-add fund, Europa Fund VI for an undisclosed sum.

Investment & finance

POLAND Koreans acquire Amazon centre in Świebodzin

schedule 17 January 2022
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A Korean fund, represented by the Polish branch of BNP Paribas Real Estate, has acquired the 190,000 sqm distribution centre developed by Panattoni in Świebodzin in western Poland.

Investment & finance

POLAND Reico buys second half of Panattoni Tychy park

schedule 17 January 2022
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Reico IS ČS, on behalf of its ČS Nemovitostní Fond, has acquired the 60,776 sqm Panattoni Park Tychy DC2 in Upper Silesia for EUR 54.6 mln.

Warehouse & industrial

ROMANIA Mobexpert sells and leases back from CTP

schedule 14 January 2022
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Czech-based industrial developer CTP has bought a 25,000 sqm project in a sale-and-leaseback deal from Romanian furniture retail chain Mobexpert in Târgu Mureș in Transylvania.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Accolade to build 76,000 sqm park in western Poland

schedule 14 January 2022
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Czech industrial investor Accolade has acquired a plot in Sulechów in western Poland for a 76,000 sqm warehousing park.

Investment & finance

SERBIA GTC closes sale of Belgrade portfolio to Indotek

schedule 14 January 2022
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Globe Trade Centre has finalised the sale of its portfolio of eleven office buildings in Belgrade to Hungarian investor Indotek for EUR 267.6 mln.

Retail & leisure

Poland Factory Gliwice now BREEAM certified

schedule 13 January 2022

Neinver has been awarded BREEAM In-Use certification for its Factory Gliwice outlet centre in Silesia.

Investment & finance

Poland Griffin Real Estate becomes Griffin Capital Partners

schedule 13 January 2022

Griffin Real Estate has rebranded to Griffin Capital Partners.

Investment & finance

CENTRAL EUROPE CPI publishes bid for Immofinanz

schedule 13 January 2022
Nathan North
deputy editor

CPI Property Group has published its official takeover offer for Immofinanz after receiving approval to do so from the Austrian Takeover Commission.

Warehouse & industrial

HUNGARY GLP buys plot to double Sziget park

schedule 13 January 2022
Nathan North
deputy editor

GLP has completed the purchase of a 22.3 ha plot in Szigetszentmiklós, next to its existing GLP Sziget Logistics Centre on the southern outskirts of Budapest.

Latest in Architecture and urban planning

schedule 18 January 2022

Globalworth extends student competition

Globalworth Foundation and the Igloo – Habitat and Architecture Association have extended the deadline extension for the ‘2031 NOW_our cities in 10 years’ student competition to February 1st 2022.

schedule 18 January 2022

Penta to work with PSN on Transgas replacement

Penta Real Estate is to work together with developer PSN on the project that is to replace the former Transgas building in Prague’s Vinohrady district.

schedule 01 December 2021

ESET Campus plans unveiled

Slovakian cyber-security specialist ESET has unveiled its plans for ESET Campus – a 55,000 sqm innovation and technology hub in its home city of Bratislava.

schedule 03 November 2021

Penta and friends buy Prague plot

Penta Real Estate, Kaprain Group and Sekyra Group have purchased a 2 ha plot from the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague (VŠCHT) at the western end of Vítězné náměstí square in Prague 6.

schedule 31 August 2021

Cavatina unveils US concert hall design

Polish real estate developer Cavatina Holding has unveiled its concept for the Cavatina Concert Hall on Bainbridge Island in Washington state, on the US western seaboard.

schedule 23 July 2021

Dutch duo wins Brno station design competition

Dutch studios Benthem Crouwel Architekten and West 8 have won the competition to design a new central railway station for Brno, in what was the largest architectural competition in the history of the Czech Republic.

schedule 09 July 2021

Anna Gardens opens in Fuzja

Echo Investment has opened Anna Gardens, the first open-access space in Fuzja.

schedule 17 June 2021

Design for ul. Chmielna chosen

RS Architektura Krajobrazu has been announced the winner in the architectural competition to remodel ul. Chmielna in Warsaw.

schedule 02 February 2021

Twenty Polish projects up for Mies van der Rohe Award

Twenty Polish projects have been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award for 2022.

schedule 06 January 2021

Warsaw commemorates two 19th century brewers

A new street has been created in Warsaw within Echo Investment's Browary Warszawskie project in Warsaw.

schedule 29 December 2020

Kraków concert hall competition decided

The BE DDJM Architekci studio has won the competition to find a new design for the Kraków Music Centre.

schedule 09 December 2020

White Square awarded

The White Square Office Center, a complex designed by Polish architectural studio APA Wojciechowski, has been voted one of three of the most important architectural developments in Moscow over the last 30 years for the ARCH Moscow architecture and design exhibition.

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.

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