Elektrownia Powiśle

Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Elektrownia Powiśle is a historic complex converted to the cultural, retail, service, office and residential purposes. Premises of the former power plant were revitalized and transformed without losing their original character, with newly erected buildings and urban squares accessible to all fitting perfectly into the historic industrial landscape.
In the past Powiśle power plant was a fenced-off area but since its re-opening the site has been integrated into the urban fabric. Its historic buildings were revitalized in close cooperation with the heritage conservator in order to maintain their original structures and façades by performing meticulous conservation and repair works. Elevations of the new buildings are, on the other hand, a reinterpretation of a steel construction with brick or glass components, which adds to the coherent character of the complex. This urban concept combines both new and historic buildings. Their functional connection makes walking around easy and intuitive.

Dobra 42 Street, 00-312, Warsaw, Poland

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Applicant and authors of the project
APA Wojciechowski sp. z o.o.
APA Wojciechowski Architects was established over 25 years ago. Currently, the office employs over 120 architects in its Warsaw and Tricity locations and is implementing its projects in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and Lithuania. Some of its best-known projects: White Square Office Center and the White Gardens Office Center (Moscow), UNIT.City (Kyiv), Lviv.Tech.City (Lviv), Elektrownia Powiśle, Skyliner, The Park Warsaw (Warsaw), Riverview and Alchemia (Gdańsk), Centrum Południe (Wrocław).

Other participants
Investors: Tristan Capital Partners and White Star Real Estate
Landscape architects: RS Architektura Krajobrazu
Collaboration — interior design — beauty hall interior design on level +2 of the boiler room building: Belotto Design
Collaboration — interior design — food hall interior design on the ground floor of the engine room and 'The Market' event space: vsf-creative