Warsaw’s art-nouveau market hall is reborn as a 21st century commercial and culinary hub
Built between 1906 and 1908, the Hala Koszyki, which describes itself as a “Warsaw crucible”, has been an important social and commercial space throughout the past century. The market hall has seen many changes since it was first built, the most recent of which was a major restoration and refurbishment completed in 2016.
This project, which has given the hall back its status as a thriving city destination, is a fusion of the old and the new. The developers restored Koszyki Hall’s elaborate art-nouveau features while at the same time introducing modern materials and the highest environmental and safety standards.
ROCKWOOL stone wool is perfect for sensitive restorations like this. Over 8,800m2 of the material helped developers to meet contemporary standards for fire safety, energy efficiency and acoustic performance while protecting the hall’s original structure and design features. Today, Koszyki Hall has been brought back to life as a lively space for eating, shopping and culture – and become once again an essential stop on any visit to the city. As project manager Michał Grocki says:
“Koszyki Hall is characterized by uncompromising performance durability, which was influenced by the most modern technological solutions and by the human factor. It shows that the restored usability of a place can go hand in hand with the beauty of the space”.