Let’s start with the fact that it’s not exactly our idea…
The plan for drinks inspired by modernist architecture was introduced to a certain fine Mexican restaurant in Gdynia by well-known and respected bartender Steve Zachariasz.
And since Katowice and Gdynia are very fond of each other, we decided to ask permission to take up the topic here at our place, in Śląska Prohibicja!
And the approval came. Thanks, Steve!
Gdynia and Katowice are two cities where the architecture of the modernism period delights and creates a unique, avant-garde atmosphere. Walking through the streets of these cities, looking around and lifting our heads up, we see many similarities. We feel a similar vibe underneath. In the period between the two World Wars, it was Katowice, alongside the new Gdynia, that was one of the most strongly developing cities in Poland, with a willingness to turn to experimental, fresh and modern solutions in construction. Buildings resembling massive ships, angular forms, bold glazing, structural steel skeletons… these are just some recognisable features of the architecture of the period.
Our city, woven from history, millions of moments in the lives of its inhabitants, big ideas, significant turning points, buildings, structures, the bloodstream of the streets, but also the lazy everyday life of many generations, whispers and tells us about itself.
Let’s listen to this whispering, pause for a moment in our accelerated run, look up at the sky, and then shift our gaze to Katowice’s still delightful modernist buildings.