DuPont, in cooperation with PKO Bank Polski, the Union of Polish Architects (SARP), the Polish Green Building Council, and Architizer.com , announces the seventh edition of “Changing the Face" international architectural competition, which will be focussed on a architectural project in Poland, the Rotunda building in Warsaw
The competition calls for innovative designs to revitalize Warsaw’s Rotunda building, to provide a new and sustainable face for Central Europe’s largest bank (PKO Bank Polski). While previous editions of this competition were theoretical, the innovation of this year is that the winning design of the competition will actually be built!
The PKO Rotunda is the iconic focal point of Zbigniew Karpiński’s 1962-69 urban complex in central Warsaw. Located at the junction of two major streets, the Rotunda is a well-known city landmark and favorite local meeting place. The building is a historically significant part of the city’s 20th-century urban fabric. The redesign of the highly symbolic structure is an unrivaled opportunity to bring a contemporary update to a major modern landmark.
The concept for the “Changing the Face” competitions was first proposed in 2008 within a workshop dedicated to the Colosseum in Rome, and later developed in iconic buildings in the cities of Bucharest, Prague, Zagreb, Athens and Moscow. In every city, architects were asked to work on a challenging public building selected by DuPont in collaboration with local institutions.
Beyond maintaining the historic qualities of Rotunda building, the revitalization is planned to be certified with two out three systems - LEED, BREEAM or DGNB.
Competition notice 4 June 2013
Registration opening 4 June 2013
Registration closing 15 July 2013
Project submission deadline 19 August 2013 23:59 CET
Results notification 29 August 2013
Project submission deadline 7 November 2013 23:59 CET
Results notification 28 November 2013
Awarding ceremony 28 November 2013
Andrzej Bulanda - architect, OWSARP judge (Warsaw)
Konrad Kucza-Kuczyński - architect, OWSARP judge (Warsaw) - Chairman of the Contest Court
Michał Łojewski – graphic designer, developer of Bank PKO’s visual identity (Warsaw)
Tomasz Marszałł – Marketing Director at PKO Bank Polski (Warsaw)
Maciej Miłobędzki – architect, OWSARP judge (Warsaw)
Marcin Mostafa – architect, OWSARP judge (Warsaw)
Grzegorz Piątek, architect/architectural critic (Warsaw)
Rafał Schurma – architect, Polish Green Building Council (Gliwice)
Włodzimierz Soboń, Strategic Program Manager DuPont (Warsaw)
Aleksandra Wasilkowska - architect, OWSARP judge (Warsaw)
Prize fund: PLN 200,000 (two hundred thousand zlotys) gross (depending on exchange rate - approximately USD 62 000)
First prize PLN 50,000 (fifty thousand zlotys) gross (depending on exchange rate approximately USD 15 500) + built project
Further information available at: www.ChangingTheFace.com