Warsaw is presumably the only city in Europe which does not own clearly defined neighborhood or even a particular zone that would be dedicated for the broad spectrum of artistic activity.

Mapa SOHO
Warsaw is presumably the only city in Europe which does not own clearly defined neighborhood or even a particular zone that would be dedicated for the broad spectrum of artistic activity. The nature of such living forms is that they do not develop in modern, devoid of any context urban tissue but rather in the industrial environment where the initial prototype gave way to a new destiny. Individual genius loci creates fertile ground for the birth of new ideas, occurrences, and art. movements consequently the new quality is being created. Our desire and wish is to bring into Warsaw an existence equivalent to New York SoHo where not only artists converted post-industrial buildings into galleries, and lofts but also where the spirit of Warhol is still present.

Mapa SOHO Mińska 25

 

After the success of Praga neighbours – Koneser Factory (polish name: Fabryka Koneser), Trzciny Factory ( Fabryka Trzciny) as well as the one operating the longest and unquestionably the most reputed Koronki Factory situated on the border of the city centre and the district of Żoliborz, on the street Burakowska – now has the time come for a completely new urban space! Soho Factory on Warsaw Kamionek is rather a unique place in comparison with the places mentioned before since it expands over 8 ha of beautiful, green land with many postindustrial buildings that provide a great opportunity for adapting and developing. All of this is only 4 km distant “in straight line” from PKiN! Soho Factory is setting its goal which is the development on a postindustrial tissue of the former shop floor new artistic and architectural quality. It creates exceptional working conditions which already have been used by numerous companies among others the editorial office of MaleMan as well as architectural firm WWAA ( the parents of Polish Pavilion Expo 2010 in Shanghai). They hold offices in original, revitalized industrial buildings adapted especially for their working needs and requirements. 
 
Soho is also extremely active in the field of culture. It willingly loans its spaces to interesting and attractive cultural initiatives as well as fashion and lifestyle ones. Since its kick-off there has passed only few months, yet so much has happened here that it is hard to recall… Worth mentioning is the concert of Warsaw Autumn, vernissage of well-known artists, festival of dance or campaigns of young designers. The artistic neighborhood is gaining spirit while the calendar of the future initiatives fills these recently dead walls with human elements and energy. Every particular initiative adapts another revitalized real estate.
 
The editorial office of MaleMan resurrected former machine shop, Rage Age fashion show the former steel mill, Piktogram and Leto Gallery gave new life into compressor room while the young architects enlivened the old boiler house.
 
However, it is just the very beginning! Soon subsequent projects, events, opening of new offices, bar, and a restaurant while next revitalized monuments will surround apartment buildings. All this perfectly written into the context and character of this place.