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Archaeological Reserve / Toya Design

Archaeological Reserve / Toya Design

Toya Design was awarded first prize for their design of an Archaeological Reserve in Poland.  The form and function of the building were determined by parameters of founded archaeological substance and historical, architectural and natural context in Ostrow Tumski in Poznan, Poland. In this way, the building aims to accurately complete the existing backdrop of the area.

More about the winning project and more images after the break.

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” as hidden relics are exposed as the users circulate deeper through the building.


Competition: First prize

Architects: TOYA DESIGN

Project team: Jarosław Wyszynski, Anna Sedecka, Ewa Cwiklinska, Tomasz Wojtkowiak Location: Poznan, Poland Realization: 2010 planned

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Archaeological Reserve / Toya Design" 24 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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