Run Colors Warsaw / mode:lina architekci

05:00 - 19 January, 2016
Run Colors Warsaw  / mode:lina architekci , © Mateusz Chmura / MatCloud
© Mateusz Chmura / MatCloud

© Mateusz Chmura / MatCloud © Mateusz Chmura / MatCloud © Mateusz Chmura / MatCloud © Mateusz Chmura / MatCloud +20

Hotel Narvil / KM Rubaszkiewicz

03:00 - 29 October, 2015
Hotel Narvil / KM Rubaszkiewicz, © Yassen Hristov
© Yassen Hristov

© Yassen Hristov © Yassen Hristov © Yassen Hristov © Yassen Hristov +28

Maka-Sojka Architects Design Polish Public Television Headquarters in Warsaw

06:00 - 12 October, 2015
Maka-Sojka Architects Design Polish Public Television Headquarters in Warsaw, Courtesy of Maka-Sojka Architects
Courtesy of Maka-Sojka Architects

Maka-Sojka Architects have won a competition to design a new facility for Polish public broadcasting corporation TVP in Warsaw. Driven by their desire to communicate transparency in journalism, and centralize the many programs involved in television, the project consolidates many different factors, much like journalism itself. Read more about the TVP Information Agency building after the break.

Radical Pedagogies: Reconstructing Architectural Education

12:30 - 7 October, 2015
Radical Pedagogies: Reconstructing Architectural Education, “Paraboloid Fiery End,” Warkworth, New Zealand, 1971. Contributed by Byron Kinnaird and Barnaby Bennett.
“Paraboloid Fiery End,” Warkworth, New Zealand, 1971. Contributed by Byron Kinnaird and Barnaby Bennett.

This is the third edition of “Radical Pedagogies” exhibition. Earlier versions of this show were presented at the 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2013) and the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas (2014), where it was awarded a Special Mention. For the occasion of its presentation in Warsaw, the exhibition opens up new directions and a new density of global interconnections. Eastern Europe, Africa, East Asia and Australasia become the protagonists, opening new insights into pedagogical experimentation after 1945.

Thomas Phifer and Partners Unveil Design for Warsaw Art Museum and Theatre

06:00 - 29 September, 2015
Thomas Phifer and Partners Unveil Design for Warsaw Art Museum and Theatre, © By-Encore
© By-Encore

Thomas Phifer and Partners has unveiled their design for The Museum of Modern Art and TR Warszawa Theater in Warsaw, Poland. Together, the 15,000 square meter museum, 10,000 square meter theater, infrastructure, and outdoor forum, will compose the largest cultural project in Poland’s recent history.

Inspired by abstract works of art, “the building facades manifest creative life in the city and emphasize the Museum of Modern Art and TR Warszawa’s integral role in the formation of Warsaw’s new cultural center.”

Centor Showroom / exexe

11:00 - 28 August, 2015
Centor Showroom / exexe, © Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz
  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Ligia Krajewska, Jakub Pstraś
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz +16

Zupagrafika's "Eastern Block" Series Brings Warsaw to Life in Paper

12:00 - 31 May, 2015
Zupagrafika's "Eastern Block" Series Brings Warsaw to Life in Paper, © Zupagrafika
© Zupagrafika

In the spirit of their popular London series, Polish studio Zupagrafika has designed another set of paper cut-out models, entitled "Eastern Block." The series highlights Warsaw's modernist architecture, ranging from the quintessentially functional (Rotunda PKO) to regionally recognized works (Za Żelazną Bramą, Smolna 8, Mokotów) and a prefabricated block on the city's outskirts (Tarchomin).

© Zupagrafika © Zupagrafika © Zupagrafika © Zupagrafika +16

Warsaw M2 Line / Estudio Lamela

06:00 - 11 May, 2015
© Bartosz Makowski
© Bartosz Makowski
  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Design Team

    Pierluca Roccheggiani, Piotr Krajewski, Maja Checinska, Sonia Proszynska-Rzadca, Marek Gliniewicz, Marzena Prachnio, Alessandro Mattei, Gabriel Fortes Cala, Grzegorz Skowronski, Barbara Malinowska-Pohoryles, Adam Kulikowski
  • Main Designer

    Carlos Lamela y de Vargas
  • Area

    28000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Bartosz Makowski © Bartosz Makowski © Bartosz Makowski © Bartosz Makowski +34

Rebel One / WWAA

06:00 - 10 May, 2015
Rebel One / WWAA, © Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Area

    7962.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz +9

Pavillion in Warsaw / Ponadto Grupa Projektowa

14:00 - 29 March, 2015
Pavillion in Warsaw / Ponadto Grupa Projektowa, © Rafał Nebelski
© Rafał Nebelski

© Piotr Szczepański © Rafał Nebelski © Piotr Szczepański © Piotr Szczepański +30

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

07:00 - 24 March, 2015
Atelier Thomas Pucher's European Music Center to Open in 2020, Courtesy of Atelier Thomas Pucher
Courtesy of Atelier Thomas Pucher

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 +12

Goettsch Partners Prepare to Start Work on Warsaw Tower

15:00 - 15 March, 2015
Goettsch Partners Prepare to Start Work on Warsaw Tower, Courtesy of Goettsch Partners
Courtesy of Goettsch Partners

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.

Courtesy of Goettsch Partners Courtesy of Goettsch Partners Courtesy of Goettsch Partners Courtesy of Goettsch Partners +13

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

15:00 - 22 February, 2015
SO/AP Architectes' Warsaw Memorial Places Unity at its Center, Courtesy of SO/AP Architectes
Courtesy of SO/AP Architectes

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.

Courtesy of SO/AP Architectes Courtesy of SO/AP Architectes Courtesy of SO/AP Architectes Courtesy of SO/AP Architectes +7

Sluzewski Culture Centre / WWAA + 307kilo

01:00 - 22 February, 2015
Sluzewski Culture Centre / WWAA + 307kilo, © Rafał Kłos
© Rafał Kłos

© Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos +14

The New Orangery / WWAA

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
The New Orangery  / WWAA, © Rafał Kłos
© Rafał Kłos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos +23

Foundation for Polish Science Headquarters / FAAB Architektura

01:00 - 16 December, 2014
Foundation for Polish Science Headquarters / FAAB Architektura, © Bartłomiej Senkowski
© Bartłomiej Senkowski
  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Adam Białobrzeski, Adam Figurski, Maria Messina
  • Area

    260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Bartłomiej Senkowski © Bartłomiej Senkowski © Bartłomiej Senkowski © Bartłomiej Senkowski +31

DECERTO / MOKO Architects + MFRMGR

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
DECERTO / MOKO Architects + MFRMGR, © Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

© Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz +20

Lahdelma & Mahlamäki’s Polish Museum Wins Inaugural Finlandia Prize

00:00 - 4 November, 2014
Lahdelma & Mahlamäki’s Polish Museum Wins Inaugural Finlandia Prize, Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Kuryłowicz & Associates. Image © Pawel Paniczko
Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Kuryłowicz & Associates. Image © Pawel Paniczko

A professor of economics, Sixten Korkman has chosen Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects' Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw 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.