Warsaw has a reputation for being one of the greenest European capitals thanks to its numerous parks, something many residents take for granted. It wasn't always this way - before World War II, it was one of the most densely built cities in the world. The then Mayor Stefan Starzyński decided to act, beginning the process of expanding green spaces in 1934-39. During post-war reconstruction efforts, it fell upon a visionary with a plan to make the city greener - Alina Scholtz. A graduate of the unit of Landscape Architecture and Parks’ Expertise at the School of Agriculture, she would go on to head the Greenery Studio at the Warsaw Reconstruction Office (1945-1949) and worked at the Warsaw Urban Planning Office (1949-1958), where she designed modernist gardens, parks and monuments which still exist today. This exhibition is a testament to her vision of modern Warsaw.
Open 11:00-18:00. Thu, Sat 11:00-20:00, Closed Mon.Jun 162021
- Nov 182021