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Museum of the History of Polish Jews wins first Finlandia Prize

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014
Winning the first Finlandia Prize is the latest achievement for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, designed by Finnish firm Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. The Finlandia Prize for Architecture is awarded to a design or renovation of an outstanding new building or complex…

Thomas Phifer and Partners chosen to design new museum and theater cultural complex in Warsaw

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014
In their third attempt to select an architect, The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the TR Warszawa Theatre announced today that Thomas Phifer and Partners will design the new building complex to house both institutions at Defilad Square at the Palace of Culture and Science.…

A look at a winning Bargework “floating office” competition entry

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014
Mateusz Mastalski, Ole Robin Storjohann, and Karolina Raczka shared with us their winning "Floating Island" entry for the Bargework floating office competition.  As office spaces continue to be redefined and worldwide sealevels slowly rise, participants had to design a 10 x 40 m. sustainable, innovative office…

Details of the 3rd-place Polish Pavilion entry for Milan EXPO 2015

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014
PIG Architects recently sent us the details behind their proposal of the Polish Pavilion for the major Milan EXPO 2015, which won't open until next May. The team won third place in the Polish edition of the design competition for the national pavilion. Aside…

Winner of Changing The Face 2013 to revamp Warsaw’s saw-toothed Rotunda

Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Bartłomiej Gowin and Krzysztof Siuta of Krakow-based GowinSiuta Studio were the first-prize winners of the 2013 Changing The Face competition. Architects were invited to send their proposals to redesign central Warsaw's Rotunda, a landmark and popular meeting space that houses Central Europe's largest bank, PKO Bank…

CSA’s “Ribbon of Memory” memorial in Krakow, Poland being built to honor Polish WWII resistance

Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013
"Ribbon of Memory" by Vienna-based team CSA is currently being built into a memorial dedicated to Polish World War II resistance fighters in Krakow, Poland. CSA's proposal was the winning entry for the international competition held in June 2013 by the World Association of Polish AK veterans.…

Winning entry of the Royal Łazienki Museum competition in Warsaw

Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
A team consisting of Mecanoo, Michael van Gessel, DELVA Landscape Architects and Jojko Nawrocki Architekci has been selected to design the new Garden of the 21st Century with integrated exhibition pavilion at the Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw, Poland. The Polish…

Gdyby Group project shows potential of empty historic Targ Weglowy Square in Gdansk, Poland

Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013
The historic Targ Węglowy Square in Gdańsk, Poland was merely an empty lot before the Gdyby Group (whose name translates to "What if?") in collaboration with City Culture Institute proposed a new public space to revive it. Back in early September, the group installed the numerous…

Warsaw Rotunda Entry by MUS architects

Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013
Polish firm MUS architects has shared with us the concept RTND 2.0, an entry to the ongoing competition Changing the Face 2013 Rotunda Warsaw which seeks to revitalize Zbigniew Karpiński’s iconic 1960s landmark building in central Warsaw. The MUS architects design team included Anna…

Winning Entry Selected for Sobibór Museum-Memorial Competition

Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2013
Marcin Urbanek, Piotr Michalewicz, and Łukasz Mieszkowski of Warsaw, Poland recently received the first prize for the international Sobibór Museum-Memorial competition executed by Dr. Tomasz Kranz on behalf of the State Museum at Majdanek. The competition is part of a multi-stage international project to build…

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