On Tuesday, 28 November, the Mała Warszawa art and business complex in Warsaw hosted a vernissage to launch the fourth edition of a watercolour with a panorama of future Warsaw. The event was held to mark the 100-year anniversary of global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.
The exhibition presented - in addition to the watercolour with a panorama of future Warsaw painted by Michał Suffczyński, PhD, the Studio of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture at the Architecture Faculty of the Warsaw University of Technology - the artist’s other works of art, special multimedia installations and an electronic version of the watercolour in the computer mapping technology.
The vernissage was also a unique opportunity to see the paintings of Michał Suffczyński in person.
Representatives of Poland’s leading developers Echo Investment, Ghelamco, HB Reavis and Skanska, sponsors of the project, took part in a painting competition to showcase their latest developments in Warsaw.
The official part was followed by a charity auction for the Szlachetna Paczka Foundation of the work painted during the event by Michał Suffczyński and four pictures of the sponsors’ latest projects. The auction attracted considerable interest and raised over PLN 10,000.
Five unique watercolour reproductions on canvass signed by Michał Suffczyński will be auctioned at a dedicated website: futurewarsaw.com where bidders will be asked to fill in an online form. All proceeds from both the online auction and the sale of pictures at the vernissage will go to families in need supported by Szlachetna Paczka. The pictures will be awarded to the highest bidders wishing to support the Foundation.
“I am delighted that the preparation of the new watercolour has coincided with Cushman & Wakefield’s centenary celebrated globally this year. The watercolour is a timeless project and we have been repeatedly asked about updating it in recent years. It is our birthday present to all Warsaw aficionados and inhabitants,” said Charles Taylor, Head of Cushman & Wakefield Poland.
The latest Watercolour features Warsaw’s existing and planned commercial buildings and residential projects to be completed by 2020. It presents nearly 90 new developments which will be delivered in the city’s rapidly-growing districts: the City Centre, the eastern part of Wola and Praga. Projects featured include Varso, The Warsaw Hub, Spark, Generation Park, Browary Warszawskie, Cedet, Centrum Marszałkowska, Spinnaker, Towarowa 22, the new boulevards, the footbridge across the Vistula River, the Centre of the Copernican Revolution, the Museum Complex at the Warsaw Citadel and the Museum of Modern Art.
Inserts with reproductions of the watercolour will be distributed free of charge with Gazeta Wyborcza in Warsaw on Saturday, 2 December 2017.
The Capital City of Warsaw is the official patron of the latest visualisation. Sponsors of this year’s edition include Warsaw’s leading developers: Echo Investment, Ghelamco, HB Reavis and Skanska.
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