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Silver Tower Center mixed-use complex

Maćków Pracownia Projektowa

Zbigniew Maćków established his office, Maćków Pracownia Projektowa in Wroclaw in 1995 and the 50-person practice has put its stamp on this city and other sites around the country. Wroclaw was the German city of Breslau until 1945 and a cradle of modernism to rival Berlin and Dessau. Major works by Hans Poelzig, Erich Mendelsohn, and Hans Scharoun survived the ferocious conflict of 1945, along with Max Berg’s Centennial Hall, an early masterpiece of reinforced concrete vaulting.

Maćków designed a seven-story U of apartments and a single block of offices separated by a pedestrian street, a project named for its street address, Kurkowa 14. The gray cladding of the apartments is enlivened by the white bands of projecting floor planes and the landscaped courtyard extends out to the promenade along the river bank. Residents of the 210 units enter from...

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