Sluzewski Culture Centre / WWAA + 307kilo

© Rafał Kłos

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

Silesian Museum Katowice / Riegler Riewe Architekten

© Wojciech Krynski

Architects: Riegler Riewe Architekten
Location: Tadeusza Dobrowolskiego, , Poland
Area: 25067.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Wojciech Krynski, Paolo Rosselli

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

© Tomasz Zakrzewski

Architects: Medusa Group
Location: , Poland
Architects In Charge: Przemo Łukasik, Łukasz Zagała
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tomasz Zakrzewski

Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre / Renato Rizzi

© Matteo Piazza

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

Ichot – Gate of Poznan / Ad Artis Architects

© Mariusz Lis

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

The New Orangery / WWAA

© Rafał Kłos

Architects: WWAA
Location: , Poland
Year: 2014
Photographs: Rafał Kłos

Museum of Fire in Żory / OVO Grabczewscy Architekci

© Tomasz Zakrzewski / archifolio

Architects: OVO Grabczewscy Architekci
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Barbara Grabczewska, Oskar Grabczewski
Area: 642.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Tomasz Zakrzewski / archifolio

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

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

IT HQ / Morpho Studio

© Hanna Długosz

Architects: Morpho Studio
Location: ,
Area: 800.0 sqm
Photographs: Hanna Długosz

PURO Hotel / ASW Architekci Ankiersztajn Stankiewicz Wroński

© Fotoarchitektura Anna Gregorczyk

Architects: ASW Architekci Ankiersztajn Stankiewicz Wroński
Location: Stawna, Poznań,
Architects In Charge: Michał Ankiersztajn, Dariusz Stankiewicz, Jarosław Wroński, Martyna Antczak-Galant, Michał Karykowski, Anna Waligórska Dzik, Anna Matylla-Włodarczyk, Maja Olszanowska, Łukasz Brzozowski
Area: 5970.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fotoarchitektura Anna Gregorczyk

National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Konior Studio

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Architects: Konior Studio
Location: ,
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
Year: 2014
Photographs: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre, Daniel Rumiancew

Foundation for Polish Science Headquarters / FAAB Architektura

© Bartłomiej Senkowski

Architects: FAAB Architektura
Location: , Poland
Architect In Charge: Adam Białobrzeski, Adam Figurski, Maria Messina
Area: 260.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Bartłomiej Senkowski

DECERTO / MOKO Architects + MFRMGR

© Jakub Certowicz

Architects: MOKO Architects , MFRMGR
Location: , Poland
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jakub Certowicz

Lublin City Stadium / Estudio Lamela

© Bartosz Makowski

Architects: Estudio Lamela
Location: Krochmalna, , Poland
Main Designer : Carlos Lamela y de Vargas
Area: 11800.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Bartosz Makowski, Maja Checinska

Mikolai Adamus’ Proposal for a New Aquarium in Gdynia

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Mikolai Adamus has shared with us his proposal for a “New Aquarium” to activate the Southern Pier in , Poland. Using the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence to guide the design, the rectangular structure burrows into the pier, becoming secondary to the surrounding landscape. As Adamus describes, the aquarium is designed to transparent and “a place where architecture is subordinated to function, devoid of unnecessary detail.” More details, after the break.

Domo Dom / ARCHITEKT.LEMANSKI.

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Architects: Tadeusz Lemanski
Location: Krakow,
Area: 62.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tomasz Zakrzewski

Lahdelma & Mahlamäki’s Polish Museum Wins Inaugural Finlandia Prize

Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Kuryłowicz & Associates. Image © Pawel Paniczko

A professor of economics, Sixten Korkman has chosen Lahdelma & Mahlamäki ArchitectsMuseum of the History of Polish Jews in as the winner of the inaugural Finlandia Prize for Architecture. The unconventional award, whose intent is to “increase public awareness of high quality Finnish architecture and highlights its benefits for our well-being,” enlisted a group of renowned architects to shortlist the finalists before “layman” Korkman selected the winner as an unbiased representative of the public who valued the building for the way it made him “feel.”

“The idea behind the prize undoubtedly resonates with me. In economics one talks about public goods and externalities, and the built environment is precisely these,” stated Korkman after announcing his decision.

“Whether the buildings are in private or public ownership is of no significance. We all see the architecture, experience the architecture, and architecture affects us all. Architecture undoubtedly affects our well-being and comfort: our built environment is our extended living room. In architecture there is also an egalitarian element. Fortunately the sun still shines for both poor and rich. Our built environment exists for us all.”

More about the winning building, after the break.

Ice Kraków Congress Centre / IEA + Arata Isozaki & Associates

Courtesy of Ingarden & Ewý Architects + Arata Isozaki & Associates

Architects: Ingarden & Ewý Architects, Arata Isozaki & Associates
Location: ,
Collaborating Architect: Jacek Ewý
Main Architect: Krzysztof Ingarden
Architects: Jacek Dubiel, Sylwester Staniucha, Dariusz Grobelny, Piotr Hojda, Sebastian Machaj, Grzegorz Miąsko, Joanna Bielawska-Ząbek, Olga Jasiak, Bartosz Kardaś, Piotr Kita, Tomasz Koral, Jakub Wagner, Anna Biskupska-Sperka, Sławomir Janas, Hiroyuki Mae, Agata Staniucha, Krzysztof Stępniak, Maciej Szromik, Jacek Szuba, Maciej Wierzbiński, Maja Wilczkiewicz-Janas, Tomasz Żełudziewicz, Marta Brańska, Joanna Domagalska, Sylwia Gowin, Łukasz Kępski, Jakub Turbasa, Bartosz Haduch (competition) IEA project administration: Renata Skowron
Team: Yoko Sano, Tadayuki Uchida
Area: 36720.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Ingarden & Ewý Architects + Arata Isozaki & Associates