Browary Warszawskie is a harmoniously designed city centre area, which combines modern office and residential buildings as well as the restored historical development of a symbol of entrepreneurship of the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. The symbolic foundation stone has just been laid at the building site in the quarter of Grzybowska, Wronia, Chłodna and Krochmalna streets in Warsaw’s Wola district.
A special capsule which was placed in the foundations of Browary Warszawskie contained small digitalized souvenirs related to the history of the factory founded at the site in 1846, including: scans of labels (not only of beer but also of non-alcoholic beverages that used to be produced here), old advertisements, press publications and securities. There was no shortage of photos documenting everyday work in the breweries and the people who contributed to their success.
Nicklas Lindberg, CEO Echo Investment said: “We are proud that our company is the one which has an opportunity to create a new fragment of Warsaw which will emanate positive energy – located in the heart of Wola, close to the city centre, full of historical references and inspirations. It is a place where people will be able to live comfortably and move between the buildings and public squares freely. Taking into consideration its scale, the quality of architecture and the variety of functions, it will certainly be a unique spot on the map of the capital city.
The foundation stone ceremony took place in the vicinity and inside the Factory Owner’s Villa – the first part of the former brewery which underwent a major renovation. The developer is also planning the renovation of the brew house and laboratory as well as a large section of historical cellars. The historical development will also gain modern surroundings – five new residential buildings and three office ones. Elements such as the city garden, public squares and streets, which will be surrounded by restaurants, cafes, shops and service outlets will harmoniously combine the entire assumption and they will open it to the city at the same time.
Olgierd Jagiełło, co-founder and co-owner in the JEMS Architekci studio, which designed Browary Warszawskie, said: “It is a concept which will return this quarter to Warsaw and its residents. While respecting the history and striving at the restoration of the natural continuity of the city development which was interrupted at this site, our design creates frames for modern, mixed-use urban environment and it responds to varied human needs.