Elektrownia Powiśle
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Elektrownia Powiśle

Elektrownia Powiśle opens to the new. Unique brands, restaurants that serve cuisines from around the world and Beauty Hall – a space dedicated to beauty and wellness, await you in the industrial spaces of the old power plant, right next to the Vistula Boulevards. Discover Elektrownia Powiśle and get to know the history of this unique space.

History of Elektrownia Powiśle

Powiśle power plant dates back more than 100 years to 1904 when local authorities announced a tender to build a plant that would power the city of Warsaw. Due to the importance of the plant, it was constantly improved and expanded, becoming one of the largest and most modern power stations in Poland.

When Poland regained its independence in 1918, Warsaw was a fast-developing city and the need for more power led to further expansion and increased electrical production. The expansion of the power station was interrupted by the outbreak of WWII, however during the war the plant continued to produce necessary power for the whole city.

During the German occupation, the director Stanisław Skibniewski “Cubryna” hired people to protect them from German roundups. In 1944, the power plant became the scene of one of the most dramatic events of the Warsaw Uprising. Members of the resistance – mostly workers of the plant – captured it and worked tirelessly to maintain the power supply for the city.

When the war ended, the power plant resumed normal operations and in 1955 a special heating unit was installed for the sole purpose of servicing the Palace of Culture and Sciences. Continued urban development led to the demolition of certain parts of the plant and in 2001 electrical production officially ended.

Revitalization
process

After more than 15 years since the closing of the power plant, project was taken over by Tristan Capital Partners and White Star Real Estate. From this moment a new chapter in the history of this place starts. Revitalization process begins. It fits perfectly into the world’s real estate trend of transforming historical buildings into mixed-use schemes, which by combining the history with modernity, build the city’s new landscape. From the very beginning, authors of the project wanted to breathe life into the historical walls of Elektrownia Powiśle, changing the purpose of post-industrial buildings, while maintaining their character.

As with many historical sites, the public have a vested interest in Elektrownia Powiśle. Due to its amazing location, architectural structure and powerful history, Elektrownia Powiśle presented an incredible opportunity to continue the trend of converting postindustrial sites into thriving destinations. While giving priority to preserve its character, we are proud to deliver a multi-functional space the whole city will benefit from.

The construction is more than 100 years old, and we worked relentlessly to maintain as many of the original details as possible. The historical value of Elektrownia Powiśle inspired us to focus on every detail, even using traditional masonry techniques to replace missing bricks. We also managed to reclaim many original elements, which are being used to create beautiful interiors without losing an ounce of character.

Location and Transport

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Parking

There is an unguarded, 24-hour paid parking available for Elektrownia Powiśle customers: PARKING C – access from Leczczyńska Street. From Monday to Friday after 6:00 PM and during the weekends, customers can also use the A and B PARKINGS – access from Zajęcza Street. Parking fees need to be paid prior to departure at the parking ticket machine. Parking ticket machines are available at -1 levels, next to the entrances to each parking.


Parking fees


Click here to see the parking regulations.


If you need to contact parking office, please call: +48 22 128 56 02

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Transport

Elektrownia Powiśle is located in the very heart of Powiśle. The nearest metro station (Centrum Nauki Kopernik) is only a 2-minute walk away. There are numerous bus stops, as well as a Veturilo – Warsaw Public Bike station, in our close proximity.

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