Warsaw is a city deeply intersected by post-industrial areas. The largest one, extending from the west into the very centre of the city, spans more than 600 hectares. For many years, those areas have been the subject of urban development studies, local plans and competitions. The 19th District is the first such large part of that area to be restored to the city. The former Waryński factory located on a plot of almost 7ha is becoming the first fragment of a new district.
The regulation plan guidelines are based on the traditional town building principles: perimeter-block development with a distinct division of space into the open, public space of streets and squares, and the semi-private space of internal courtyards. The basic axis of the scheme is formed by two public squares situated on two main streets, linked by a pedestrian way. The building height is diversified: the highest along main streets, with dominants on squares, lowering towards an internal walkway. Except the internal courtyards, all areas are open to the public.