Placemaking initiative at Krochmalna square, Warsaw


Outstanding Non-Business Achievement of the Year, CEE

Name of Achievement:

Placemaking initiative at Krochmalna square, Warsaw

Achiever (company name):

Skanska Property Poland

Information about the achievement, describing the context of the achievement and it’s results or impact:

Skanska is a partner in the unique placemaking initiative in Warsaw that engaged many different sectors – city residents, “Na miejscu” Foundation, district governors, and other NGOs. The main aim is to revitalize the square called “Krochmalna 3” to encourage people to meet and interact with one another. The project started from preparation process. The residents has joined placemaking workshops organized by Association of Creative Initiatives “Ę” and American organization “Project for Public Spaces” to choose the architecture project. On this basis Skanska prepared temporary installations (benches, track&other), planted trees and painted fence around the square, so as the residents could verify which proposals are the most useful. In October, the realization stage has started. The square will be transformed into “islands” with host of spare time functions like archeological site, playground, sport area.

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