From Warsaw's stalinist setting of the Palace of Culture and Science to Oder's riverbanks in Szczecin - the office trip to Poland was accompanied by astonishment and raptures for the neighbors' regard towards the public spaces in cities. The new pieces of architecture visited, such as the Shakespearean Theatre in Gdansk (architect Renato Rizzi, 2014) and the new Szczecin's Philharmonic Hall (Barozzi Veiga Architects, 2014) evoked admiration as well. The European Centre of Solidarity (FORT Architects, 2014) in Gdansk, the SOHO Factory quarter and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw (Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, 2013) were also among the works visited.