Miasteczko Wilanów — 2010 Global Award for Excellence Winner

Miasteczko Wilanów

About Miasteczko Wilanów

Developer/Owner: Prokom Investments with IN-VI
Architect:APA Kurylowicz & Associates, Grupa 5; SDA Szcze”niak+Denier Architekci, APA K&A, Hermanowicz Rewski Architekci, Pracownia Architektury i Urbanistyki, MWH Architekci, Pracownia Architektoniczna Atelier 7, Szcze”niak+Denier Architekci, Firma Projektowa AKCENT, Hermanowicz Rewski Architekci, M#ka Sojka Architekci
Location: Warsaw, Poland

Why Miasteczko Wilanów?

Miasteczko Wilanów (MW) is the ongoing construction of a coherent neighborhood on 169 hectares within the boundaries of the city of Warsaw. A city shattered during the 20th century by two wars, over the last two decades Warsaw has too often been developed in an opportunistic, short term, incoherent way. MW is a modern edition of the urban morphology of enduring value which Warsaw lost during the last century: a mid rise, mixed use, socially inclusive, architecturally rich, street and pedestrian oriented district. MW is a community premised not only on what people want in a nascent capitalist economy: shopping malls, office buildings, entertainment, single family homes, easy parking; but also what they need to have a more fulfilling life: places of worship, education, health-care and protected natural areas. A community that drew together investors of vastly different backgrounds, and initially vastly different approaches. Now home to over 20,000 residents of different generations and backgrounds. Characteristics of the site at completion: FAR :1.4, 195 inhabitants per hectare, 80 jobs per hectare

The Battery Park City Master Plan

Miasteczko Wilanów

  • Replaced what was to be a planned gated residential community with an open, inclusive, mixed-use district
  • A neighborhood that began with a church, hospital and parks, rather than purely commercial activities
  • Dense, human scaled, pedestrian oriented, project, which allows for the creation of parks and protection of wetlands
  • An authentic architectural harmony brought about by the coordinated participation of 20 local architectural practices
  • Successful for many investors with short term and high return objectives without public sector financial support

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