Invitation to Poznan – Poland

Invitation by Polish building clients to the Interaktywne Centrum Histori Ostrowo Turnskiego (Interactive Heritage Centre of Cathedral Island) in Poznan (formerly Posen). In spite of its spatial proximity and membership in the Schengen area, Poland is still a “distant” country for quite a few people.

Das Multimedia Media Museum

Das Multimedia Media Museum

The Multimedia Media Museum (Architects Ad Artis Emerla, Jagiellowicz, Woyda Studio) is to give the visitor an insight into the genesis of the Polish nation. On the east bank of the River Warta, a markedly simple building structure presents itself, similarities to the Hamburger Unger structure are detectable, which describes a contrast to the medieval cathedral ensemble on the island. The cathedral island is linked to the museum building through a skywalk

Multimedia Media Museum - Entrance

Multimedia Media Museum - Entrance

A markedly simple and rather discreetly laid out entrance area.

Multimedia Media Museum - View from the roof terrace

Multimedia Media Museum - View from the roof terrace

The view from the roof terrace over the Gothic cathedral, whose origins date back to shortly before the first turn of the century.

Multimedia Media Museum - Glance into a exhibition room

Multimedia Media Museum - Glance into a exhibition room

A glance into one of the numerous exhibition rooms, winning over the visitor with a diverse range of me-dial stimuli.

Galeria Malta - View over the city lake

Galeria Malta - View over the city lake

View from the food court of Galeria Malta over the city lake Malta. The Galeria Malta is situated around one kilometre away from the Interaktwyne Centrum Histori Ostrowo Turnskiego.

Poznan - western european retail chains

Poznan - western european retail chains

German and other western European retail and restaurant chains dominate the Polish market in many ways.

Poznan - Town centre

Poznan - Town centre

Numerous ice-cream parlours with high-quality products can be found in the town centre.

Poznan - Shopping and Cultural Centre Stary Browar

Poznan - Shopping and Cultural Centre Stary Browar

With the opulent shopping and cultural centre Stary Browar (old brewery), a former brewery site was con-verted into a highlight of the city. The visitor is shown a successful fusion of old and new building fabric

Poznan - Stary Browar - Northern Entrance

Poznan - Stary Browar - Northern Entrance

The northern entrance area of Stary Browar is characterised by an impressive glass facade structure.

Poznan - Stary Browar Interior Design

Poznan - Stary Browar Interior Design

The interior design of Stary Browar also took into account challenging objects of contemporary art.

Poznan  - River Warte

Poznan - River Warte

Poznan is situated on the River Warta. The course of the river is restrained in the city area by an optically not particularly attractive channel bed. The medieval cathedral church characterises the silhouette of the right side of the riverbank.

Poznan -Streetscape

Poznan -Streetscape

“Gründerzeit” buildings from the Wilhelminian aera of the city’s history also characterise the streetscape in many areas. However, it also becomes obvious in this respect that only contingent capital flows into maintaining this actually not unattractive building fabric.

Poznan - Streetscape  II

Poznan - Streetscape II

The cityscape, however, is also impaired by derelict buildings situated between numerous well-refurbished buildings that are worth seeing in terms of urban development. The existing buying power flows into the elegant world of the large shopping malls and probably precious little into the residential and office buildings from the “Gründerzeit” situated in between.

Poznan - Market Square

Poznan - Market Square

The varied and well-maintained building fabric in the large market square describes a centre of develop-ing tourism that is pressing ahead.