11th June 2015
The Royal Castle
The history of the Royal Castle goes back to the fourteenth century when the Great Tower was erected (now called the Justice Court Tower). In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries during the reign of Sigismund III Vasa, the Castle underwent large-scale expansion and was transformed into a five-winged edifice with an inner courtyard. It was a royal residence, the place where parliamentary deliberations were held and the administrative and cultural centre of the country. In September 1944 the Castle was blown up by the Germany army. In the years 1945-1970, the Communist authorities delayed making a decision on whether to rebuild the Castle. The decision to do so was taken in 1971. Funds for the rebuilding of the Castle which took until 1980 were provided thanks to the dedication of the community.
Since 1995 work has been undertaken on the conservation of the Kubicki Arcades and the reconstruction of the gardens. Once these works are completed, and the Tin-Roofed Palace refurbished, the rebuilding of the Royal Castle complex will have been finalized.
Dinner at the Old Town
The Old Town was established in the 13th century. Initially surrounded by an earthwork rampart, prior to 1339 it was fortified with brick city walls. The town originally grew up around the castle of the Dukes of Mazovia that later became the Royal Castle. During the reconstruction as many of the original bricks were reused as possible. Warsaw’s Old Town has been placed on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites as “an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century”.
12th June 2015
The morning session
- Macro-economic Outlook
- European Residential construction
- European Non-Residential construction
- European Civil Engineering
- Overall construction outlook
The afternoon session
- The overview of construction spending in the New Financial Perspective 2014-2020.
- The public procurement market for construction works in countries that are main beneficiaries of EU funds – size, legal framework and expected changes.
- Power engineering construction – new needs, new challenges.
- The impact of the crisis in Ukraine on the European economy and construction market.
Multilingual translations are provided (English, German and Polish)