Solidarity Transport Hub Location City: Warsaw, Poland

Masterplanning, Retail, Leisure, Hospitality, Transportation
London, Warsaw
Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK)



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Key Info

An international airport, a railway station, shops, F&B, entertainment, cultural amenities, spas and digital installations
3,000 hectares
Masterplan Concept stage

Chapman Taylor created a concept design for the proposed new Central Transportation Hub (CPK) between Warsaw and Łódź in Poland, which is due to serve as a major multi-modal aviation and railway interchange serving 45 million passengers annually when it opens in 2027.

The concept envisages a six-level structure, called ‘Solidarity Transport Hub’, which will offer a new template for transport interchanges – creating an exciting, curated experience which will be proudly rooted in its location and offer a popular destination for travellers and non-travellers alike.

The design of the internal hierarchy of uses is inspired by the six main landscapes of Poland: Baltic coast, lake district, valleys, uplands, plains and mountains.

The focus of the hub is a circular dome, the circle symbolising the unity of Poland and the connectivity which is at the heart of our concept. The magnificent feature will house the diverse activities within, including traditional commercial offers, such as retail and F&B, as well as conservation, cultural and entertainment amenities.

The tempered dome will reduce energy loads traditionally associated with this type of development, while the rail and aviation functions will be seamlessly integrated for intuitive wayfinding. The dome will create a flexible, weather-proofed environment that allows cost-effective evolution over time, as required.

Solidarity Transport Hub will be a social experience as much as a transport interchange, creating a national ‘town square’ – an open public space of markets, entertainment, social expression, community interaction and fun. The complex will include areas which showcase national and regional culture, including a curated craft and art gallery.

The result will be a commercially and operationally successful and sustainable place to which people will repeatedly return and which will soon become a major destination in its own right.

Chapman Taylor created this concept as part of a design competition for the new development - which includes an international airport that will serve as the base for LOT Polish Airlines.

Peter Farmer (BArch(Hons) BA Arch(Hons) RIBA)

Director, UK

Peter heads up our Transportation sector in the UK. He undertakes a key role in the continuing development of this sector, related research, masterplanning, due diligence and sustainability.

With over 25 years’ specialist experience across the UK, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the Caribbean, he has an in-depth understanding of the political and business drivers of projects with multiple stakeholders and complex design and delivery teams.

Areas of expertise:

Commercial / Transport

Aleksandra Zentile-Miller (MA Dip Arch RIBA SARP)

Director, Warsaw

Aleksandra (Alex) has extensive experience working on a wide range of projects in the UK, the CEE region and internationally.

She joined Chapman Taylor in 1987 and, since the early 1990s, has focused on Central and Eastern European projects. Alex was instrumental in Chapman Taylor’s Warsaw studio opening in 1999, and she is now responsible for its business development.

Alex is a founding Board Member of the Polish Council of Shopping Centres and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centres and the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce.

Alex speaks Polish, English, French and Russian.

Area of Expertise:

Retail / Mixed-use / Masterplanning

Aleksandra (Alex) ma bogate doświadczenie w pracy przy różnorodnych projektach w Wielkiej Brytanii, regionie Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej i na arenie międzynarodowej.

Dołączyła do Chapman Taylor w 1987r. i od wczesnych lat 90-tych skupia się na projektach w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej. Odegrała kluczową rolę w otwarciu warszawskiego studia Chapman Taylor w 1999r., a obecnie jest odpowiedzialna za rozwój biznesu.

Alex jest współzałożycielem oraz Członkiem Zarządu Polskiej Rady Centrów Handlowych, aktywnym członkiem Międzynarodowej Rady Centrów Handlowych oraz Brytyjsko-Polskiej Izby Handlowej. Języki: polski, angielski, francuski i rosyjski.

Obszary specjalizacji:

Obiekty Handlowe / Zespoły Wielofunkcyjne / Urbanistyka i Planowanie Przestrzenne

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