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Radio PiK Building

Radio PiK Building

Description

Polish Radio Station occupies two magnificent villas on the Gdańska Street. The first one, no. 48 with a ,,cafe au lait colour reflects the orginal colour of the facade. The villa ,,Flora" owes its name to the non- existent polychromes decorating the loggia. The facility was designed by Berlin architect Heinrich Seeling. Built in 1898, the villa is one of the most beautiful examples of the scenic trend in the architecture of the late 19th century in Bydgoszcz. It's interiors feature relics of rich decor: grand woodwork, wood panelling, and a ceiling with gilded ornamentation, made using the papier-mache technique. In the old garden garden, at the back of the house, is a historical fountain from late 19th century with a unique, polychromed sculpture of heron .
 The neighbouring villa, no. 50 was constructed in 1900- 1902 for Wilhelm Blumwe, the then owner of the Woodworking Machines Factory. The designer provided the residence with Renaissance attire inspired by the famous Villa Rotonda by Andrea Palladio in Vincenza.
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