On Tuesday, August 31, 2021 a conference took place to mark the launching of the project “Modernisation and new interior design of Krasiński Palace (Palace of the Commonwealth) at Plac Krasińskich 3/5, Warsaw”.
The project involves changing how the functional and usable space within the Palace is arranged. The Palace will be restored to its former glory and its unique historical and cultural collections made accessible to the public. The project will also strengthen the social and cultural function of the building for the people of Warsaw, the province of Mazovia, other parts of Poland and overseas visitors.
The building is an example of a Baroque palace entre cour et jardin (between the entrance court and the garden), the garden in this case being the adjoining Krasiński Garden. Built in the years 1688-99 to designs by Tylman van Gameren, it was regarded by contemporaries as one of the most beautiful aristocratic palaces in Warsaw.
The redevelopment and new interior design of the Palace of the Republic will achieve a number of goals:
The project will be carried out in partnership with Bergen Public Library (Norway).
The project is co-financed by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 (EUR 2,794,993.25) and the Polish state (EUR 524,998.81).