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
Directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié, Omicron installation, the piece proposed for the Centennial Hall of Wroclaw, is based around the notion of timelessness in architecture, and the idea of what future has meant throughout the 20th century. Taking the 1910’s as a starting point (the dome was erected in 1913), historical and artistic references were used to reveal the architecture of the space, its timeless and, more surprisingly, very modern dimension. More images and their description after the break.
Architects: Major Architekci
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Collaborators: Aleksandra Doniec, Joanna Omylska, Anna Owsiany, Alicja Adamowicz, Magdalena Kluz, Mariusz Borowiec, Slawomir Lazewski, Kamila Jacyniuk, Pawel Major, Joanna Nosal
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 2,800 sqm
Photographs: Daniel Rumiancew