2018 “Vistula Boulevard” - Warsaw waterfront
The Vistula Boulevard is situated in one of the most attractive parts of central Warsaw surrounded by historical and new urban areas.
The main objective of the project has been to turn the city back towards the river by creating a unique and universally accessible public space, which forms an urban continuity through improved walkability and offers recreational and social uses bringing local residents and visitors together all year round. The site’s design provides for seasonal flooding.
The boulevard is comprised of three main sections. The area opposite the Old Town celebrates its historic setting and responds to the classical layout. It includes a walkway with a docking deck, green zone and a relaxation hub with cafes floating on the river’s surface. Another section concentrates catering services from a sequence of floating pavilions. The third section accommodates recreational and educational uses and has become the heart of the entire site. It consists of a park with podiums, a beach with pavilions, recreational lawns, an educational zone and expo stands. There are other fun fixtures such as trampolines,“splashing” water feature and sculptures of fish found in the Vistula.
Authors: RS Architektura Krajobrazu - Dorota Rudawa, Patryk Zaręba, Agnieszka Gasparska, Anna Wiechetek-Moczulska, Marta Grzybowska-Dryja in cooperation with Artchitecture - Mark Kubaczka, Jowita Kubaczka, Adam Dąbrowski, Anna Białkowska, Kamil Bubel, Marzena Maria
Photo Credit: Photo 1-4 J. Sokeowski, Photo 5 S. Skrzeczynski