Michal Borowski, a designer who served as Chief Architect of the City of Warsaw from 2003to 2006, passed away yesterday at the age of 70. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology and the Department of Art History at Stockholm University. He will be remembered, among other things, as the co-creator of the Warsaw Uprising Museum and supervising the construction of the National Stadium (built to a design by a consortium of JSK Architekci, Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner and Schlaich Bergermann und Partner).
Michal Borowski's death was announced by the Warsaw Uprising Museum on Twitter.
Michał #Borowski, from 2003-2006Chief Architect of the City of Warsaw, co-founder of the Warsaw Uprising Museum, builder of the National Stadium, patriot and lover of the capital, has passed away. May he rest in peace!
Michal Borowski was born on April 24, 1950 in Warsaw. After graduation, he worked in construction and design companies operating in Poland and abroad.
In 2003 he took the position of Chief Architect of the City of Warsaw. His term ended in 2006, when the then Mayor of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, decided to abolish the office of Chief Architect. In 2007 Borowski took over as head of the political cabinet at the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, on behalf of which he oversaw, among other things, preparations for the organization of Euro 2012.
Among other things, Michal Borowski oversaw the renovation of Krakowskie Przedmieście Street (rebuilt according to a design by Krzysztof Domaradzki), as well as the construction of the 160-meter Cosmopolitan skyscraper in 2011 (a building designed by the Helmut Jahn studio). During his tenure, the city development study - the spatial constitution of Warsaw - was prepared, as well as the development plan for the area around the Palace of Culture.
He passed away on July 6, 2020.