Quick! When you think of modern architectural powerhouses around the world, which destinations come to mind? Dubai. Shanghai. Scandinavia. The Netherlands. Warsaw. Warsaw? That's right. Poland's Warsaw. A city that is making its bold global mark on modern architectural design. And creating inviting lifestyle spaces for Poles in the process.
Ah, Żoliborz. Stroll through this quaint, charming, central district and immediately feel the artists' community that surrounds you. Full of charisma, Żoliborz's pre-war, functionalist structures of smaller townhouses with tiled, slanted roofs, set the tone for this peaceful, creative neighborhood. But don't let the whimsical, cafe-lined, green-spaced main square (named after one of Poland's most renowned artists, Czesław Niemen) of Żoliborz Artystyczny fool you. The modern architecture of the Maka-Sojka Architects' development is serious business. Bright, spacious, tastefully-crafted interiors sporting contemporary amenities are at the core of the building design. Only the strikingly colorful exteriors rival the nod to innovation. Making an even greater bid to Poles who are looking to reside in a comfortable, community-focused area that has it all.
As that celebrated Niemen's famous song "Strange Is This World" proclaims, the global architecture game is strangely (and profoundly) shifting. Could Warsaw be the next formidable player? You better believe it. And it's making its move.
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