Centre of Creativity Targowa awarded in the Modernisation of the Year 2016!
Centre of Creativity Targowa, one of the most recognised modernisations on the right bank of the Vistula river, got to the final of the Modernisation of the Year 2016. The investment was executed over the years 2013-2016 by the Central Division at Mostostal Warszawa headed by Artur Soczewica. The award ceremony was held yesterday in the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
The best of modernisation
The competition has been continuously organised for 21 years by the Stowarzyszenie Ochrony Narodowego Dziedzictwa Materialnego (the Association for the Protection of National Heritage Material) and is aimed at promoting Polish achievements in the field of revitalisation. In the competition are awarded buildings that have undergone renovation, modernisation, restoration or adaptation. The jury takes into account such characteristics as architectonical details, quality of performance, applied technologies and accessibility. The event has been gaining importance each year.
This year’ edition was held under honorary patronage of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction, Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection, General Office of Building Control, Committee of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, Jan Widera, Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Sports and Turistics, Road and Bridge Research Institute and Infrastructure and Marshall of the Opolskie Voivodeship. The event enjoyed also the academic patronage of e.g.: the Gdańsk University of Technology, Łódź University of Technology, Rzeszów University of Technology, Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology, Kielce University of Technology, University of Bielsko-Biała, Opole University of Technology.
The final of the XXI Modernisation of the Year competition took place, as last year, on the 24th August at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Centre of Creativity Targowa was honoured by the Construction Industry Chamber of Commerce. Artur Soczewica, Director of the Central Division and Tomasz Zabrocki, Site Manager of the Centre collected the award during a ceremony.
Centre of Creativity Targowa is composed of the nineteenth-century frontal building at Targowa Street and two outbuildings situated inside the property. The southern wing of the complex that encloses an internal courtyard was demolished and built from scratch. The development at Targowa 56 represents a particular architectonical value as it is one of the best-preserved fragments of the city. It also resembles the process of evolution of the urban tenement houses from the turn of XIX and XX century when the Praga district was booming.
The Centre has been established to boost the entrepreneurship in the capital city. Star-up’s of industries such as design, games, architecture, movies and videos, music, advertising, photography, art and antics can find shelter there. Further, the entrepreneurs have a modern office and conference rooms at their disposal to develop their ideas.
In the charge of the contract was Central Division headed by Artur Soczewica and the team involving: Robert Nowak (Contract Manager), Tomasz Zabrocki (Site Manager), Aleksy Gawryluk (Production Preparation Engineer), Tomasz Mierzejewski (Construction Foreman), Grzegorz Sadura (Work Manager), Andrzej Dahlman (Sanitary Work Manager), Aleksandra Chmiel (Construction Engineer) with Ewa Kałędek (Financial Settlement Specialist).
Congratulations to the team involved in the revitalisation of the Centre!