Initially, Wilcza 19 was built in Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque styles. During renovations carried out in the 1960s the rich stucco decoration of the façade was removed, as a result of which it acquired a character similar to the early modernist style.

Two protruding features on either side of the façade will recreate the former style of the building, and windows of the second and third floors will be closed, in contrast to the others with semi-circular arches. Also original decorations, including cast iron balusters, treads, runners and supports on the front staircase will underline the nineteenth-century pedigree of the building.

The building with its eleven-window-wide, partly rusticated facade and a sail-vaulted gate will be crowned on both sides with original, cast iron stops. A historical floor will adorn the entrance to the building, and subtle lighting will enhance the cornices, rosettes, plinths and pilasters.


The revitalisation of historical buildings is a complex and demanding process. Architectural, historical and cultural values should be carefully captured at the planning stage, and complex technical and functional aspects should be incorporated in the designs. This means that during renovation, the historical building regains its former charm and at the same time is adapted to the current standards and expectations of modern users.

As part of the renovation works at Wilcza 19 the ceilings, window and door joinery and all installations will be replaced. For the convenience of residents, each stairwell in the building will gain a modern internal elevator. The historic shape of the building will be retained and decorations and details will be restored. The newly built top floor will be an ideal complement to the revitalised facade.