World Horticultural EXPO Location City: Łódź, Poland

Sectors:
Masterplanning, Leisure, Office
Services:
Architecture
Studios:
Warsaw
Client:
City of Łódź

Certifications:

The first World Horticultural Expo to be hosted in a major urban centre.

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Key Info

Includes:
Four themed zones with sporting and leisure spaces, pavilions, gardens, an amphitheatre, a viewing tower, exhibition halls, a Circular Village, a hortitherapy programme and business, education and conference facilities.
Area:
80 hectares
Status:
Masterplan Concept completed in 2019

A step-change for World Horticultural EXPO

In 2018, the city of Łódź in central Poland was awarded Horticultural EXPO - an international exhibition for greenery and landscaping in urban environments. Chapman Taylor’s masterplan concept represents a step-change for EXPO, with an intensive focus on being ecologically friendly - regenerating, restoring, recycling, repurposing and reusing.

A first of its kind

The 80-hectare project is the first of its kind because, whereas all previous World Horticultural EXPO developments were created in remote, undeveloped areas, in Łódź it is located in the heart of the city centre, near the main railway station.

The masterplan’s functions are arranged around four themed zones.

Four nature-themed areas

• Nature of Leisure – the historical May the 3rd Park focuses on forest and lake environments, offering family recreation as well as sport and fitness options for people of all ages.

• Nature of Living – Baden Powell Park will host the main EXPO programme, including the Polish Pavilion, the City of Łódź Pavilion surrounded by Gardens of Four Cultures, the international participants’ National Gardens, an amphitheatre, a viewing tower and exhibition halls.

• Nature of Health – the Zieleniec area will include EcoUMed Health Academy’s hortitherapy programme, Gardens of Healthy Food, Clean Air and Water, Gardens of Senses and the Circular Village.

• Nature of Business – the Zatorze area will host conferences, seminars, science meetings and business networking.

Showcasing the city's natural assets and diversity

In addition, an overall “Nature of Us” theme combines elements of all the others to reflect a modern city that provides employment, facilitates rest and recharging in green surroundings, showcases cultural diversity and provides daily close contact with the environment.

4.5 million visitors expected

Exhibitors and participants are expected from 43 countries and it is anticipated that 4.5 million visitors will attend EXPO during the six months in which it will be open. After EXPO completes, some facilities will remain, while others will be converted to new uses within a mostly retained, landscaped green environment. Some pavilions, structures and installations will be moved to other locations within the city.

Chapman Taylor was awarded the public tender to create the Łódź EXPO masterplan concept in December 2018, working intensively to complete the innovative design in December 2019. Originally scheduled for 2024, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the Łódź event being rearranged for 2029.

Mariusz Wróblewski

Associate Director, Warsaw

With over 15 years' professional experience and wide technical knowledge, Mariusz has extensive experience of delivering and supervising all design stages of complex projects.

Mariusz is also a passionate artist, and his sketches have won several internal competitions at Chapman Taylor as well as awards for external publications.

He joined Chapman Taylor in 2012 as a Senior Architect and was promoted to Associate Director in 2017. Mariusz speaks Polish and English.


Areas of expertise:

Retail / Design Development / Delivery

Dysponując ponad 15-letnim szerokim doświadczeniem zawodowym i wszechstronną wiedzą techniczną, Mariusz posiada bogate doświadczenie w realizacji i nadzorowaniu wszystkich etapów przygotowywania złożonych projektów.

Mariusz jest też artystą z zamiłowania, jego szkice wygrały wiele wewnętrznych konkursów Chapman Taylor, a także były publikowane i nagradzane zewnętrznie.

Dołączył do Chapman Taylor w 2012r. jako Starszy Architekt i został promowany na stanowisko Vice-Dyrektora w 2017r.

Języki: polski, angielski.

Obszary specjalizacji:

Obiekty Handlowe / Kompleksy Wielofunkcyjne / Zaprojektuj + Wybuduj

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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