Background of the Project: The project is a direct and surprising consequence of a series of press provocations done by CENTRALA in the years 2002- 2008 which were meant to provoke a public discussion about the necessity of preserving Polish post-war modernist heritage from devastation and common oblivion. Since only a limited group of architects and theoreticians shared our position and concern, our aim was to initiate public discussion outside of niche architectural media and build understanding of the problem of inhabitants of Warsaw trough articles in key daily newspapers and widely read free press distributed on every corner of the streets. The tactic seemed to be a success: the buzz around building such as Centralna Train Station, Chemia Pavilion, Gdańska gas station and Rotunda Bank contributed to the discourse about identity of Warsaw and necessity of differentiation between politically steered socialist realism (paradoxically perceived by Warsawers better than modernism) and modernist, in may times oppositionist, concepts built between 1945 and mid-70ties, which resulted in creation of special list of post-war patrimony created by joint efforts of Polish Architectural Association SARP and Patrimony Conservation Office. Being on the list though doesn’t guarantee the real, physical protection of buildings: since the beginning of our and other activists’ actions, the most interesting buildings were already demolished to leave space to new developments, in many cases designed by charismatic corporate architects regardless of their unique historical and formal values. This was the case of Moskwa and Praha cinemas, Chemia Pawilion as well as that of Supersam, the most daring structural experiments in post-war Warsaw. In consequence of these activities, surprisingly to us, a duo of young entrepreneurs convinced by one of Warsaw activists asked us to undertake a project of revitalization design of the lower pavilion of Powiśle Station originally designed by Arseniusz Romanowicz and Piotr Szymaniak which they wanted to convert into a cultural bar, a new fashionable venue dedicated to retro-modernist sentimentalism. At the time the upper pavilion of the same authors was to be refurbished by Maas Architects. We gladly agreed on taking care of the pavilion, originally a ticket-selling booth of roughly 70m2.