We are convinced that the profile, character and business success are determined by people. From the very beginning we have followed our own path, which is inspired by the values of art. What makes us stand apart from the crowd is our unique approach to real estate, we are particularly interested in places “with a soul”, which we restore to their former glory and give a new, unique function. We do not limit ourselves to building – we look more widely and see more.
Our flagship project is Fort Mokotów in Warsaw – a green enclave in the heart of the city, whose historic buildings combine offices with a unique offer of lifestyle services, recreation and creative industries. We are successively revitalising this place, creating a magical atmosphere and a unique point on the map of the capital city.
In the process of erecting our office buildings and housing estates we cooperate with reputable design studios, and we treat the slogan Build for being as a declaration of our own beliefs. It expresses what is most important to us – the belief that by building, we improve the quality of life of people, which makes them and us better.
An important aspect of our operations is combining culture and art with business. We support artists and artistic projects. We are particularly fond of photography as the art of presenting the world, including architecture, which has become a passion for people associated with White Stone. We actively act as a patron of the Fort Institute of Photography, which was established on the premises of our key Warsaw project – Fort Mokotów. The aim of the Institute is to support and promote Polish photography, also abroad. The FIP organises exhibitions, implements scholarship programmes for Polish photographers and publishes and educates children and youth.
W 2019 roku Grupa White Stone połączyła siły ze zdobywcami tytułu Bib Gourmand, przyznawanego przez inspektorów Michelin – znanymi z sukcesu lokalu Ale Wino! restauratorami Katarzyną Błońską i Tomaszem Czudowskim. W odrestaurowanym budynku w warszawskim Forcie Mokotów, w którego podziemiach mieści się Galeria Fotografii, wspólnie otworzyli restaurację Forty – miejsce, gdzie wyśmienita kuchnia łączy się z niepowtarzalnym designem, a biznes z kulturą i sztuką.
Koncepcja wnętrza opiera się na użyciu naturalnych, niemal surowych, pięknie niedoskonałych i szlachetnie starzejących się materiałów w połączeniu ze współczesnym wzornictwem. Wyposażenie – od mebli po ceramikę – to w ogromnej mierze ręczna praca twórców i rzemieślników z Polski. Monumentalny budynek z historią otoczony starodrzewiem wypełniono organicznymi elementami, aby wyeksponować to naturalne piękno i zaprosić je do środka – do wnętrza restauracji i na talarze gości.
This is one of many White Stone initiatives that go beyond the traditional activities of development companies. The aim of the project was to present – through photography and film – the unfulfilled dreams of outstanding people who have achieved almost everything in their professional lives. Among those involved in the project were Father Adam Boniecki, Urszula Dudziak, Jerzy Stuhr, Maryla Rodowicz, Andrzej Seweryn, Daniel Olbrychski and Tadeusz Rolke.
In 2017, we organised two charity auctions of the “Project Dream” and auctioned collector’s prints. In total, we collected nearly PLN 200,000, which we donated in full to the “Mam Marzenie” Foundation for the fulfilment of dreams of children suffering from life-threatening diseases and to the “Nasza Fundacja” Foundation caring for an orphanage in the Podkarpacie region. “Project Dream” is a long-term initiative. New photos are created and new interviews are conducted, which will be presented and auctioned at charity auctions in the coming years. The launch of this original undertaking reflects the vision of White Stone as a company engaged in creative projects and a socially sensitive organisation.
You can read more about this initiative here