Centralny Square

Address:
Plac Centralny Im. Reagana, Kraków

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To this day, it is the main and best-recognised point of the district. The square and its surrounding buildings form a unified, well-composed unit, although the project of Tadeusz Ptaszycki, the main architect of Nowa Huta, was never fully implemented.

To this day, it is the main and best-recognised point of the district. The square and its surrounding buildings form a unified, well-composed unit, although the project of Tadeusz Ptaszycki, the main architect of Nowa Huta, was never fully implemented.

The pentagon-shaped square with its five radiating broad arteries was built in the years 1952-1955. It is surrounded by housing estates designed by Janusz Ingarden, with the simple names: A, B, C and D. They refer – as all Polish socialist realist layouts did – to the architecture of the Renaissance and the Baroque. The southern side of the square is not finished. It was supposed to feature a theatre and a community centre. The building of Nowa Huta Town Hall was not erected either (it was supposed to stand on the extension of Rose Avenue, running north from Centralny Square). These ideas were scrapped from the plan in 1956.

Translation: Summa Linguae SA

Date: 2013-06-07 Show ticket
News author: Weronika Dulowska
News Publisher: Portal główny EN
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