The Living Factory Company - Fabryka Pełna Życia

The project “The Living Factory – the new city center of Dąbrowa Górnicza” is one of the most important development projects in Poland, designed together with the residents and for the residents, based on principles of Integration, Ecology, and Transformation.

It is a 4-hectare area full of post-industrial halls and buildings in the very centre of Dąbrowa Górnicza, in the heart of a former mining region.

The aim is to change the profile of Dąbrowa Górnicza – from industrial city to a place of high life quality, a centre for workplaces in innovative sectors, introduction of environmentally friendly solutions, cultural development and support for local identity.

The process of urban regeneration started in 2017 through the project “The Living Factory – revitalisation of the downtown area of Dąbrowa Górnicza”, the key assumption is highly diversified building development, ensuring intensive use in all seasons, all year round. All types and forms of buildings, halls, basilicas, wings encircling courtyards, rows of houses, tall and low, old and new, have all undergone a metamorphosis to jointly create a clear and comprehensive composition – a perfect background for the life that goes on here.

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In 2021 alone, nearly 180 different events took place on the grounds of The Living Factory: social, musical, cultural, recreational and sporting. During this time, The Factory’s attractions were used by nearly 60 000 people.


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