Portland Design is working with the Foster+Partners and Buro Happold

consortium on the new EUR8bn Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) transport

hub in Poland, one of the largest infrastructural projects in Central and Eastern


Located between Warsaw and Łódź, it will be Poland’s main gateway to the

world, replacing Warsaw Chopin Airport as well as being a major new transport

interchange for road and rail passengers.

The vision for CPK airport includes a dynamic multi-level interchange plaza that

brings together all the main modes of transport: car-drop-off, air, rail and road.

The Transport interchange will connect air passengers to 2,000km network of

mainly high-speed railways and motorways.

A key part of the masterplan is a connected airport city that will provide

premium office space and hotels as well as showcase facilities for trade fairs

and conferences.

The first phase is due to be completed in 2028 and will have a passenger

throughput of 40 million, rising to 65 million in 2060 with the possibility of

further development.

Tim Lalli, Design Associate at Portland comments: “we have been tasked to

deliver the optimised retail experience across the entire airport, from arrival at

the railway station or coach/bus station, through the check-in, airside and piers,

as well as the full arrival experience. All with a particular focus on a distinct and

uniquely Polish approach to hospitality”.


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