Archaeological Reserve / Toya Design

  • 15 Jul 2012
  • Museums and Libraries Selected Works
© Anna Sędecka

Architects: Toya Design
Location: Ostrów Tumski, Poznań,
Architect In Charge: Tomasz Wojtkowiak
Design Team: Jarosław Wyszyński, Anna Sędecka, Ewa Ćwiklińska, Tomasz Migdałek, Tomasz Wojtkowiak
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Anna Sędecka

Project Area: 435.0 sqm
Structure: Janusz Makowski

Form and function of the Archaeological Reserve building were strictly determined by parameters of founded archaeological substance and historical, architectural and natural context of concrete place in Ostrow Tumski in Poznan, Poland.

© Anna Sędecka

The building is to accurately complete the existing background.

© Anna Sędecka

The answer is the building hiding a secret at first having been “stolen” from the ground deposits by archaeologists, now possible to discover by everyone.

© Anna Sędecka

Crossing following “coats” of building dividing walls and rooms man gets engrossed in time and space to reach the origin of Piast state.

© Anna Sędecka

The building has a distinct direction emphasized with elongated walls in accordance with the route of old Ostrow fortifications. It is designed to some extent “from inside” – surrounding dyke relics and Lubranski wall. Mentioned walls become following coats that give direction to see the museum. From bright entrance one gets deeper to the relic hidden in the ground.

First Floor Plan

View this project in Google Maps

* Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
Cite: "Archaeological Reserve / Toya Design" 15 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>