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A look at the winning ideas for a Krakow lung cancer care center

Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Krakow Oxygen Home competition draws attention to the ongoing public-health issue of air pollution that hovers over the bustling Polish city of Krakow — and the numerous cases of lung disease caused by it. Launched by competition organizers Bee Breeders (f.k.a. HMMD Competitions), the open competition sought…

Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin wins 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015
The Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin in Szczecin, Poland by Barozzi / Veiga was revealed as the 2015 winner of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Initiated in 1987 by The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe,…

A look at Norell/Rodhe’s “Nine Rooms”, a From Those — You Saved entry

Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015
The winners of the Remembrance and Future Foundation's "From Those -- You Saved" competition are expected to be announced sometime this month. As a quick refresher, the open competition is seeking the winning design for a commemorative monument that expresses gratitude to the Poles who rescued Jews during…

Take a closer look at SO/AP Architects’ “From Those — You Saved” Commemoration entry

Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Parisian practice SO/AP Architects shared the details to their entry for the "From Those — You Saved" Commemoration competition, organized by the Remembrance and Future Foundation. In April, a winning design will be chosen to become the new commemoration monument…

Finalist concepts for the “From Those – You Saved” Commemoration, winner chosen in April

Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015
The Remembrance and Future Foundation organized the "From Those – You Saved" competition to build a commemorative monument that expresses gratitude to the Poles who rescued Jews during German occupation in the WWII era. The memorial project, currently valued at US$800,000, will be built in the Muranów district of…

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…

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