A large industrial centre in the historic region of Lower Silesia, Wrocław is the fourth largest city in Poland, with a population of more than 640 000. Located along the Oder River, Wrocław is close to Germany and the Czech Republic. Steeped in history, this city is well-known for its market square of cobbled streets lined with elegant townhouses and landmarks. Wrocław is working hard to build on this precious cultural centre, with booming education and technology sectors.


But some quarters of Wrocław are struggling to keep up with fast-paced growth and the challenges imposed on society. One such area is Społeczny Square. A multilevel hub made up of streets and underpasses, the junction once played a strategic role in the national road network but its position has declined following the completion of a new major ring road. This left behind a sizeable undeveloped area in the heart of the city. But it also opened up a big opportunity.

"I would like Społeczny Square, today an almost completely empty area, to become a modern, multifunctional district of Wrocław, which is home to more than 14 000 people. The new district will be a symbol of the future, and the triumph of European solidarity."

  • Jacek Sutryk, mayor of Wrocław