EC1- the City of Culture
The first city power plant in Lodz consisting of two blocks: EC1 East, put in operation in 1907, and EC1 West, built during the interwar period. After the war, Lodz Power Plant was transformed into a heat and power plant and as such it served the city inhabitants until the beginning of the 21st century. In 2008 began the revitalization of the historic building situated in the area of the New Center of Lodz.
Currently, it houses the most modern planetarium in Poland, National Center of Film Culture, Center of Comics and Interactive Narration created by the organizers of the International Festivals of Comics and Games. It is also home to conference rooms and spaces intended for events, including the Machine Hall (1360 m2).
In January 2018 an interactive Center of Science and Technology, the largest such places in the country area-wise, was opened. On almost 8.5 thousand m2 of the exhibition space of EC1 West, three educational paths were created. The first one is focused on energy processing, the second one – knowledge development and civilization, whereas the third path allows to explore the secrets of the micro- and macrocosm.