Rotunda in Warsaw may get facelift
Warsaw’s Rotunda building could be revitalized in the near-term, according to media reports. The lender PKO BP, which occupies the property, recently launched a contest for a new design.
“We want to revitalize Rotunda, but keep its characteristic shape,” said Jarosław Orlikowski of PKO BP. “We plan to use one-third of the space for public functions.” The building offers a total of 2,300 sqm of space.
This is the second time the bank has put out calls for a redesign. But the contest held in 2010 turned out to be a fiasco. The investor withdrew from the project, following a wave of criticism from local residents. According to the design proposal, Rotunda would have been demolished and replaced with a new building. “We all learn from our mistakes,” said Patryk Zaremba of the Warsaw Development Forum. (source: cijjournal.com)