Public Toilet Unit / Schleifer & Milczanowski Architekci

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The Schleifer & Milczanowski Architekci team was asked to prepare several conceptual designs of a prefabricated public convenience unit and to develop a feasibility study for the project. In the future, the project deliverables were supposed to serve as the basis for developing a technical design of a reproducible Gdańsk-specific public convenience. The aim was to create a prefabricated construction that requires minimum earthworks. The public toilet was to be semiautomatic, for use all year round and easy to operate. In architectural terms, they were required to do something seemingly impossible – to create an exceptional building that would suit not only the historical surroundings but also modern city districts. The building should thus suit everywhere. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center / Mariusz Piesik + Kuba Szymański

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Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center, designed by Mariusz Piesik and Kuba Szymański, is meant to be a multifunctional building and a part of targ sienny / targ rakowy complex – a new project in the very center of Gdańsk, Poland. The building’s main purpose is to host an exhibition of a large scale model of a pre-World War II center of the city and mark the starting point of tourist excursions around it’s streets. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Quarter Cultural Center / Mikolai Adamus

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Mikolai Adamus shared with us his design for the Quarter Cultural Center located in , Poland. The main idea was to supplement the empty square with tissue which surrounds the site for a more intimate and open expression. More images on the project after the break.

Museum of the Second World War International Competition / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

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Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects state, “In human experience there is no greater contrast than the conditions of peace and war.” For the Museum of the Second World War International Competition they wanted to highlight this contrast. The architecture of the museum building and its landscapes posits the conditions of contrast that invoke contemplation of the contradictions that war overlays onto human endeavor. Ultimately, the magnification and illumination of the museum’s message is the project of the architecture and the landscape.

Architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Mack Scogin , Merrill Elam, Alan Locke, Rubi Xu, Greg Tran, Jared Serwer, Christopher Hoxie, Helen Han, Margaret Fletcher, Barnum Tiller, Mathew Weaver, Barrett Feldman, Ted Paxton
Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Landscape Project Team: Michael Van Valkenburgh, Izabela Riano ,Nicholas Pevzner
Structural Engineer: Jane Wernick Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Max Fordham
Mechanical Engineer Team: Henry Luker, Mark Nutley
Façade Consultant Team: Front, Bruce Nichol, Zach Wiegand
Cost Consultant Team: Turner Townsend, Colin Wood
Project Area: 22,330 sqm
Competition Year: 2010

Museum of WWII in Gdańsk Competition proposal / A4 Studio

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Budapest-based A4 studio shared with us their proposal for the Museum of WWII in Gdańsk Competition. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Museum of WWII in Gdańsk Competition proposal / METE SYSM

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Greek architects METE SYSM shared with us their proposal for the Museum of WWII in Gdańsk Competition. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Museum of WWII in Gdańsk Competition proposal / WEATHERS

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Chicago-based architects WEATHERS shared with us their proposal for the Museum of World War II in Gdańsk Competition, which they designed with OOS. See more images and architect’s description after the break.

Museum of WWII in Gdańsk Competition proposal / ARHIS

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Latvian architects ARHIS shared with us their proposal for the Museum of World War II in Gdańsk Competition. See more images and architect’s description after the break.

Museum of WWII in Gdańsk Competition proposal / Brochet Lajus Pueyo

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Last week, we featured the winner of the Museum of the Second World War Competition in Gdańsk, Poland. The project was designed by Studio Architektoniczne Kwadrat. Now, French architects Brochet Lajus Pueyo shared with us their proposal for the competition, designed with associates architects Alice Wijnen & R-architecture. More images and architect’s description after the break.

The Museum of the Second World War Competition in Poland winner announced

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The jury for the Museum of the Second World War Competition in have recently announced the winner. Studio Architektoniczne Kwadrat received 1st Prize and will design the new museum in Gdańsk, the city where the war broke out. 2nd Prize was awarded to Polish architects Piotr Płaskowicki & partnerzy Architekci and 3rd Prize to Greece-based BETAPLAN S.A.

See more images and justification of the jury for the winner after the break.

Museum of the Second World War Design Competition

This Competition concerns the development of the architectural conceptual design of the building to house the Museum of the Second World War in , intended to become a new identity landmark of the City of , and the conceptual site landscape design commensurate with the nature, status, and location of the site.

The purpose of this Competition is to arrive at the architectural concept of the building to house the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, appended with the site landscape design, that will be best in terms of its city-planning, architectural, functional, aesthetic, and operational aspects, and recognise the site’s nature, status, and location, and to obtain recommendations from the Competition Jury with respect to awarding the public contract to the winner of the Competition.

Registration deadline is March 26, submission deadline is August 13. For information on the requirements, go to the competition’s official website. Seen at Death by Architecture.