Old Brewery in Poznan
Over the past few years, Poznan has become famous for its modern commercial centres which, apart from meeting the basic consumption demand, fulfil a variety of municipal and cultural functions. Of all the modern multifunction malls in Poznan, Stary Browar (Old Brewery) is the most reputed one. It is one of the few Polish shopping centres based on upgrading and modernizing rundown factory buildings and putting them to new use.
Old Brewery was originally Hugger Brewery dating back to 1876. Then, it was changed into carbonated water facility. Since 2003 it has been known as the Stary Browar Business and Arts Centre. It is a unique site as commerce and art are perfectly combined. The whole complex consists of a few parts. The commercial one – Old Brewery Shopping Precinct, covering the area of over 22,000 square metres, is located in two buildings. The central edifice on the corner of Polwiejska and Kosciuszki Streets and the other one – at 32 Polwiejska Street. There is also a car park for the Old Brewery customers. Close to the Old Brewery Shop there is the the Art Courtyard. It is the cultural centre of the whole complex. Its aim is to promote a wide variety of cultural events in fields like: music, film, sculpture, theatre, fine arts, dance and literature. There are a lot of artistic events to choose from, e.g. the best world avant-garde and experimental film shows, experimental improvised music concerts, young international avant-garde theatre performances, performative art shows, modern art exhibitions. Since its launch in 2003 the Old Brewery has become one of major cultural and artistic centres in Poland.
Address: 32 Polwiejska Street