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Angel City is a part of the substantial urban regeneration masterplan surrounding the historic train station of Krakow. Composed predominantly of small studio apartments, the development was created by Asaf Gottesman and Gottesman Szmelcman Architecture and is decidedly urban in nature. It covers two blocks, and responds to the dynamic proportions of its location. Constructed in red brick, the external surfaces of the building are perforated by a profusion of openings, curtain walls, terraces and wooden panels. The central garden has been raised to the first floor, enabling an extensive retail area on the street level and a greater sense of privacy for the residential apartments above. In our choices of materiality, scale and proportions, our aim was to offer a contemporary variant upon the local architecture and that the newly constructed buildings would complete the surrounding urban fiber while remaining architecturally distinct.


40,000 sq.m




Gottesman Szmelcman Architecture

Local: IQ Consortium


Krakow, Poland


Completed 2009

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