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Museum of Polish History proposal / Paisajes Emergentes

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Colombian architects Paisajes Emergentes (one of our AD Futures) shared with us their proposal for the Museum of Polish History competition. The project consists in five historical galleries articulated by an open air courtyard.

More images and architect’s description after the break.

By simple spatial procedures every gallery gives a different and intense sense of space related to historical moments. The individual galleries are accessed via a linear ramp that spirals down through the exhibitions whilst each gallery is independently linked to each other offering more freedom to explore. The open air courtyard acts like an extension of the temporal galleries, allowing the possibility for larger exhibitions.

Gallery 1 / Medieval Era

Rooms divided by a non linear circulation each with variable height and light conditions.

Gallery 2 / Post Medieval

One big gallery utilizing the whole space.

Gallery 3 / State and Culture

The space is divided by exhibition walls which create relationships between each of the sub galleries.

Gallery 4 / WWI – WWII

Small galleries for individual or grouped exhibitions (the whole space isn’t completely visible from any place).

Gallery 5 / Communist Period

Variable spatial conditions are created as both the walls and ceiling contract and dilate through the repetition of a single module.

Cite:Sebastian Jordana. "Museum of Polish History proposal / Paisajes Emergentes" 28 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>