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  7. Archaeological Reserve / Toya Design

Archaeological Reserve / Toya Design

  • 01:00 - 15 July, 2012
Archaeological Reserve / Toya Design
Archaeological Reserve / Toya Design, © Anna Sędecka
© Anna Sędecka

© Anna Sędecka © Anna Sędecka © Anna Sędecka © Anna Sędecka +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ostrów Tumski, 61-001 Poznań, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Tomasz Wojtkowiak
  • Design Team

    Jarosław Wyszyński, Anna Sędecka, Ewa Ćwiklińska, Tomasz Migdałek, Tomasz Wojtkowiak
  • Structure

    Janusz Makowski
  • Area

    435.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. 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
© Anna Sędecka

The building is to accurately complete the existing background.

© Anna Sędecka
© 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
© 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
© 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
First Floor Plan
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 . <>
© Anna Sędecka

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