A photo shoot of the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk for Awaco Project, Cortizo, UM Gdańsk
The ESC is a cultural institution that was established in 2007. The usable area of the new ESC building, amounts to nearly 26 thousand square metres. Apart from the permanent exhibition, space for temporary exhibitions has been planned as well, a library and a reading room, a mediatheque, a research and science centre, an education and training centre and creative workshop laboratories for the young. At the heart of the facility nearby the Monument for the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970 and the historical Gate No. 2 of the Gdansk Shipyard and the Sala BHP (the BHP Hall) where, on 31 August 1980, the members of the Inter-Factory Strike Committee signed the agreement with the PRL (People's Republic of Poland) Government there is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the Solidarity phenomenon and the changes it provoked in East-Central Europe.