The transformation of Znin’s historic former sugar factory

Bulak Project transforms a former sugar factory into a multipurpose facility for the benefit of tourism and the community in Znin, Poland

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The historic Znin sugar factory, located in the town of the same name, which opened in the late 19th century, closed in 2004. It was destined for demolition but in 2020 Bulak Project brought the complex back to life with a major conservative renovation. The renowned Warsaw-based firm transformed the former sugar factory into a modern, industrial-style multipurpose facility, offering new hospitality and leisure services to the city’s residents and tourists.

Transformation and preservation of a historic building

Bulak Project transformed the 27 buildings of the sugar factory into new meeting points for the community, preserving the distinctive features of the original structure. In fact, the interiors of each building, all with different functions, are mainly made of concrete and sheet metal. These materials, typically industrial, belonged to the former sugar factory and have been deliberately maintained to remind people of the origins of the historical complex.

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Bulak Project offers a new attraction to the city of Znin

Today, the complex renovated by Bulak Project houses a 4-star hotel, a restaurant, events and conference spaces as well as a 3-star hotel connected to a water park, a spa, and a brewery. It also houses a conference hall for up to 800 people, a cinema, a restaurant, a marina, and a rehabilitation center. Some buildings are still being renovated and their function is not known yet.

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The facility is located in the historic center of Znin, in close proximity to a lake that used to provide water to the sugar factory and is now part of the site’s recreational offering, with ideal conditions for windsurfing and motorized water sports.

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