Blokowice: Osiedle 'Gwiazdy'
Build Your Own Modernist Katowice
Collection title: Blokowice
Pack Size: 24 x 35 cm
Model height: 13 cm
# Socialist modernism # Paper model
Cut out and build your own star-shaped tower block from Osiedle 'Gwiazdy'. The kit includes an informative note on the building.
Blokowice by Zupagrafika allows you to reconstruct some of the most intriguing edifices erected between the 1960s and 1980s in the capital of the Polish Upper Silesian Industrial Region, Katowice. The collection features some iconic buildings to be found in the city centre, such as Spodek and Superjednostka, prefabricated panel blocks from the city suburbs, like Odrodzenia Estate, and the controversial brutalist construction of Katowice Central Station demolished in 2011. Celebrating the unique character of Upper Silesia, the series also includes a postindustrial bonus - the 'Katowice' pit-shaft.
Architect: Henryk Buszko, Aleksander Franta, Tadeusz Szewczyk
Osiedle Walentego Roździeńskiego. Al. Roździeńskiego, Katowice
Author: Zupagrafika (David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka)
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