Poland-based Gowinsiuta Studio has won “Changing the Face 2013 Rotunda Warsaw,” an annual design competition (now in its 13th year) to revamp the “sawtooth-topped Rotunda, a favorite landmark and meeting spot in central Warsaw.” Alongside being awarded the $15,500 prize money, the practice also plans to see their proposal realized by 2015. The studio’s proposal, entitled Modern Urban Oasis / Warsaw City Lounge, transforms the Rotunda into an integral part of a public square.
The design for a new stadium for Ruch Chorzów, one of Poland‘s largest football clubs, has been unveiled. The winning proposal, designed by GMT Mysłowice, will have a capacity for 12,000 seats and, although described as not being “the most impressive [design] overall,” has been selected for its simple, clean form and “value for money.” With ruch meaning ‘movement’ or ‘motion’ in Polish, the concept for the design has hinged around “giving passers-by a different perspective from every possible angle as they move along the stadium.”
A team consisting of Mecanoo, Michael van Gessel, Delva Landscape Architects and Jojko Nawrocki Architekci has won a competition to design the Royal Lazienki Museum in Poland’s capital. The 1,800 square meter museum will be buried beneath a triangular, 2.5 hectare “Garden of the 21st Century” in Lazienki Park, one of Warsaw’s most popular cultural destinations. Michael van Gessel and Delva Landscape Architects will focus on the garden, while Mecanoo leads the museum’s design.
Architects: FAAB Architektura Adam Białobrzeski | Adam Figurski
Location: Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
Architect In Charge: Adam Białobrzeski, Adam Figurski, Maria Messina
Collaborators: Paulina Filas
Landscape Architect: Ogrody Dankiewicz
Area: 8300.0 sqm
Photographs: Bartłomiej Senkowski
Architects: Lahdelma & Mahlamäki, Kuryłowicz & Associates
Location: Wypożyczalnia dla Dorosłych i Młodzieży nr 53, Mordechaja Anielewicza 2, 00-157 Warsaw, Poland
Architect In Charge: Riitta Id, Maritta Kukkonen
Collaborators: Jukka Savolainen, Mirja Sillanpää, Miguel Freitas Silva Markus Wikar
Architectural Collaborators In Poland: Kuryłowicz & Associates, Stefan Kuryłowicz, Ewa Kuryłowicz, Paweł Grodzicki, Marcin Ferenc, Tomasz Kopeć, Michal Gratkowski
Area: 18300.0 sqm
Photographs: Pawel Paniczko, Photoroom.pl
Would you ever want live in the Keret House - the world’s skinniest dwelling - in Warsaw, Poland? Well, now’s your chance. The Polish Modern Art Foundation has announced an open call for resident applications to artists (under age 35) practicing in the fields of architecture, visual arts, literature, music or film. If selected, artists will have the opportunity to live in the Keret House for up to 21 days to realize a project of their own design. The residency aims to foster individual artistic expression, promote creative exchange, and expose artists to the cultural environment of Poland while offering them the chance to experience what many believe to be an “impossible architecture.” See if you are eligible to apply here.
Major Architekci recently won a competition for the reconstruction of the crossing on Świdnicka Street in Wroclaw, Poland. With completion expected to be in 2016, when Wroclaw will be the European Capital of Culture, the traffic here will be reduced and the Casimr the Graeat Street will be narrowed to create more area, which will give lot of possibilities of reactivation for city life. Creating the boulevard with a green terrace along the west-east axis will also invigorate the pedestrian traffic here. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Pracownia Architektury Glowacki
Location: Wrocław, Poland
Design Team: Sylwester Duda, Agata Kaczmarek, Justyna Kleszcz, Michał Mrzewa, Katarzyna Rybczyńska, Paweł Steć, Agnieszka Śliwińska, Paweł Wróblewski, Piotr Zarzycki, Marek Woźniczka, Tomasz Grębski
Head Of Design: Tomasz Głowacki
Structure Engineer: Antonina Pawłowa
Area: 13060.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Pracownia Architektury Glowacki
The proposal by Moko Architects for the Diving and Indoor Skydiving Center restores a part of a house factory in Żerań which operated in the past,. They turn a building in a non-developed area with abandoned halls and warehouses into a recreation center open all year round in the old silos where bulk cement used to be stored in the past. The existing facility is a perfect base for this investment and will be the only place in Poland where people wishing to learn the skills of diving will have the opportunity to safely train at the depth of 25m under control. More images and architects’ description after the break.