Behind the Iron Gate Housing Estate (Osiedle Za Żelazną Bramą)

Behind the Iron Gate housing estate is a complex of nineteen 15-storey residential buildings designed by A. Skopiński, J. Czyż, J. Furman and J. Jozefowicz in 1961, built between 1965-1972.

These monumental, identically looking buildings spread across a few kilometers was what Le Corbusier dreamt of in Paris. He came up with an idea to tear down the majority of the city, constructing such blocks and leaving just the most iconic buildings such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. He was a genius of architecture, but perhaps fortunately, some of his ideas luckily remained just on paper.

As Warsaw was 85% destroyed, the goal was to build the largest number of apartments in the most economical way.

Address: Grzybowska, Aleja Jana Pawła II, Chłodna

 

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