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Atelier Thomas Pucher's European Music Center to Open in 2020

The winning design of an international competition in 2010 to house the world-renowned Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, Austrian firm Atelier Thomas Pucher's Sinfonia Varsovia European Music Center has been approved to begin construction. As part of a larger campaign to revive Warsaw's historic character and inspire cultural exchange, the Music Center has ranked high on the priority list of the Renewal Program, and is slated to open in 2020. 

Read on after the break for a closer look at the Music Center.

Courtesy of Atelier Thomas Pucher Courtesy of Atelier Thomas Pucher Courtesy of Atelier Thomas Pucher Courtesy of Atelier Thomas Pucher

KAMJZ and Kurylowicz Designs Polish Office Building

Warsaw-based firms KAMJZ and Kurylowicz & Associates have shared their proposal for an office building in Poland, as part of the Gdańsk Central Business District Development Strategy. Centrally located at the interchange of several arterial roads and public transit routes, the complex will house a mixed-use program combining office spaces with retail, leisure, sport, and civic functions.

Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates

Goettsch Partners Prepare to Start Work on Warsaw Tower

Envisioned with a height of 130-meters and comprising a combined total of 41 floors and 63,800-square-meters, the bipartite Mennica Legacy Tower project in Warsaw has been slated for construction, to commence in the last quarter of 2015. Featuring two adjacent towers designed by Chicago-based international firm Goettsch Partners, the project is located at the site of the former headquarters of the Mint of Poland

On completion, Mennica Legacy Tower will function predominantly as an office complex, integrating secondary retail and commercial functions. View selected images and learn more about the project after the break.

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Izabelin House / REFORM Architekt

  • Architects: REFORM Architekt
  • Location: Izabelin, Poland
  • Area: 400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Marcin Tomaszewski

© Marcin Tomaszewski © Marcin Tomaszewski © Marcin Tomaszewski © Marcin Tomaszewski

Public Space in Gora Pulawska / 3XA

  • Architects: 3XA
  • Location: Góra Puławska, Poland
  • Design Team: Ewa Czerny, Maciej Kowaluk, Łukasz Reszka, Patrycja Żuczek
  • Area: 1325.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: s.zajaczkowski

© s.zajaczkowski © s.zajaczkowski © s.zajaczkowski © s.zajaczkowski

YETI Headquarters / JRK72

  • Architects: JRK72
  • Location: Kryspinów, Poland
  • Architect in Charge: Jacek Krych
  • Team: JRK72 (until the end of 2012 group_a architects)
  • Area: 1125.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Krzysztof Zgoła, Jakub Certowicz

© Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Krzysztof Zgoła

SO/AP Architectes' Warsaw Memorial Places Unity at its Center

This sculptural memorial by SO/AP Architectes, located at the center of what was the Warsaw Ghetto, commemorates the history and memories of the Polish nation by uniting its oppressive and heroic pasts in one form. Simultaneously representing the Jewish and non-Jewish population, the serpentine structure symbolizes the entirety of the Polish people to strengthen their identity as one collective community.

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Sluzewski Culture Centre / WWAA + 307kilo

  • Architects: WWAA, 307kilo
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Area: 2400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Rafał Kłos

© Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos

Cultural-Educational Center and Rosary Garden at the St. Hyacinth Church in Bytom / Medusa Group

  • Architects: Medusa Group
  • Location: Bytom, Poland
  • Architects in Charge: Przemo Łukasik, Łukasz Zagała
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Tomasz Zakrzewski

© Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre / Renato Rizzi

  • Architects: Renato Rizzi
  • Location: Gdańsk, Poland
  • Local Office: Q-Arch
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Matteo Piazza, Lorenzo Sivieri

© Matteo Piazza © Matteo Piazza © Matteo Piazza © Matteo Piazza

Ichot - Gate of Poznan / Ad Artis Architects

  • Architects: Ad Artis Architects
  • Location: Gdańska 2, 61-123 Poznań, Poland
  • Architects in Charge: Arkadiusz Emerla, Maciej Wojda, Piotr Jagiełłowicz, Wojciech Kasinowicz
  • Area: 6216.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Mariusz Lis, Maciej Lulko, Wojciech Krynski

© Maciej Lulko © Mariusz Lis © Wojciech Krynski © Wojciech Krynski

The New Orangery / WWAA

  • Architects: WWAA
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Rafał Kłos

© Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos

All-Year-Round Sports and Leisure Center / Dżus GK Architekci

  • Architects: Dżus GK Architekci
  • Location: Jeziorna, 11-041 Olsztyn, Poland
  • Design Team: Grzegorz Dżus, Katarzyna Orzechowska-Dżus, Małgorzata Sender, Agnieszka Adamczyk, Tamara Zawadzka
  • Area: 2930.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Dżus GK Architekci

Courtesy of Dżus GK Architekci Courtesy of Dżus GK Architekci Courtesy of Dżus GK Architekci Courtesy of Dżus GK Architekci

IT HQ / Morpho Studio

© Hanna Długosz © Hanna Długosz © Hanna Długosz © Hanna Długosz

National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Konior Studio

  • Architects: Konior Studio
  • Location: Katowice, Poland
  • Architect in Charge: Tomasz Konior
  • Design Team: Aleksander Nowacki, Łukasz Homan, Magdalena Tokarska, Adam Skrzypczyk, Dominik Koroś, Andrzej Witkowski, Zbigniew Gierczak, Anna Jabłońska-Lisińska, Marcin Sikora, Piotr Zowada, Marcin Jurkiewicz, Maciej Niewiadomski, Dominik Czajkowski, Łukasz Bonar, Szymon Jawor, Bartłomiej Pochopień, Michał Lipiec, Marcin Piotrowski, Paweł Barczyk, Katarzyna Leśniok, Paweł Gruszka, Przemysław Tabor, Ewa Nowacka, Jakub Świerzawski, Henryk Struski, Anna Jaszkaniec, Mariusz Wronowski
  • Area: 7874.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre, Daniel Rumiancew

© Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre © Daniel Rumiancew