Among 78 international participants, Heinle, Wischer und Partner won the first prize in the design competition for the new building of the Stanisław Wyspiański Museum in Krakow, Poland. The project will be built, in the middle of the museum district of the city and next to the historic National Museum. Estimated to open in 2025, the project will host the works of Stanisław Wyspiański, a dramatist and modernist artist, known in Poland, whose style is a synonym of “expressive figures and geometric compositions, interspersed with floral motifs.” With a concept that represents the artist’s language of form, “a synthesis of simplicity, geometry, and nature”, the new museum “is a multifunctional, linear space, based on the play of light and shadow, set in a clear architectural form surrounded by greenery”. Just like Wyspiański's art, structure intersects with nature, with greenery on the roof terrace, visible in the circular atrium and the surroundings. The attic reveals a secret garden, surrounded by a perforated façade.
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