Laur Dostępności 2024

Laurel of Accessibility 2024

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The 2nd edition of the Accessibility Laurel competition for the best modernization eliminating architectural barriers, organized by the Friends of Integration Association and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, has been launched. [...]

The 2nd edition of the Accessibility Laurel competition for the best modernization eliminating architectural barriers, organized by the Friends of Integration [...]

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Projekt Łukasza Zienowicza z Wydziału Architektury ZUT w Szczecinie

Project by Lukasz Zienowicz from the Faculty of Architecture at ZUT in Szczecin.

© Lukasz Zienowicz

Lukasz Zienowicz of the Faculty of Architecture at the West Pomeranian University of Technology focused on improving the quality of architectural space, proposing a project to revitalize the Kaliny neighborhood in Szczecin with an Interneighborhood Activity Center. [...]

Lukasz Zienowicz of the Faculty of Architecture at the West Pomeranian University of Technology focused on improving the quality of architectural space, proposing a [...]

Garden of the Krakowian women - a new pocket park in Krakow

Another investment from under the sign of Gardens of Krakowians

Przemysław Ciępka, 12 of June '24
Ogród Krakowianek

Garden of the Krakow Women

photo: ZZM in Krakow

More pocket parks are being created at a dizzying pace in cities across Poland. The Gardens of Krakowians is an initiative of the Krakow City Greenery Board, under which, starting in 2016, more than forty small parks have already been created in the city. The latest project, which is a continuation of the project, is the Gardens of Krakowians located on Prądnicka Street. The official opening of the park to the public took place on May 17 this year. [...]

More pocket parks are being created at a dizzying pace in cities across Poland. The Gardens of Krakowians is an initiative of the Krakow City Greenery Board, under [...]

Ponowne wykorzystanie struktury, komponentów i energii w adaptacji na cele mieszkaniowe

Reuse of structure, components and energy in residential adaptation

© Michal Deja

The aim of the work is to outline strategies for reuse in architecture as a key step in reducing the negative impact of construction on the environment. The project introduces the idea of circular economy using the example of the adaptation of an office building complex for residential purposes. [...]

The aim of the work is to outline strategies for reuse in architecture as a key step in reducing the negative impact of construction on the environment. The project [...]

Widok na podwórze Centrum Kobiet i Dzieci w Shentzhen

A view of the courtyard of the Shentzhen Center for Women and Children

© Xia Zhi

Construction of the MVRDV-designed Center for Women and Children in Shenzhen, China, has come to an end, transforming an abandoned edifice into a vibrant and colorful skyscraper. It now houses a hotel and a wide range of facilities for women and children: a library, auditorium, children's theater and "discovery hall", as well as therapy rooms. With its colorful facade, the 100-meter-high building is a refreshing touch to the Futian district, and more importantly, sets an major precedent for the [...]

Construction of the MVRDV-designed Center for Women and Children in Shenzhen, China, has come to an end, transforming an abandoned edifice into a vibrant and colorful [...]

Pas startowy dawnego lotniska, w oddali Małopolskie Centrum Nauki Cogiteon i Osiedle Akademickie

The runway of the former airport, in the distance the Malopolska Science Center Cogiteon and the Academic Estate

Photo: Piotr Cholewa | Wikimedia Commons © CC BY 4.0

The Malopolska Science Center Cogiteon will open in Krakow's Czyżyny district as early as June 21, with architecture by Heinle, Wischer und Partner Architects and an exhibition designed by Krakow's Koza Nostra office. The impressive realization arouses interest, but also controversy - was the site where the headquarters of the new institution was erected properly chosen? We bring you closer to the most important aspects of the dispute surrounding the construction of the Cogiteon. [...]

The Malopolska Science Center Cogiteon will open in Krakow's Czyżyny district as early as June 21, with architecture by Heinle, Wischer und Partner Architects and an [...]

Marcin Stępień - "Spatial and functional development strategy for Kluczbork".

Best Diploma ARCHITECTURE Competition 6/2024

11 of June '24
obszar projektowany przy ulicy Moniuszki

Projected area on Moniuszki Street

© Marcin Stępień

The main ideas of the project are to introduce a clear urban development boundary; to expand and integrate green infrastructure; to restore the city's water system and integrate it with green areas; to highlight and protect the existing green wedge; to increase the number and connect public spaces into a common system; to focus on renovating and increasing the quality of post-German buildings as cultural heritage, bringing out their distinctive qualities; the creation of new high-quality [...]

The main ideas of the project are to introduce a clear urban development boundary; to expand and integrate green infrastructure; to restore the city's water system and [...]

Xylopolis Wood Art and Science Center

proj.: WXCA

10 of June '24
Centrum Sztuki i Nauki o Drewnie Xylopolis

Xylopolis Wood Art and Science Center

© WXCA

Xylopolis: Center for Art and Science of Wood is a new investment of Podlaskie Voivodeship, whose intriguing headquarters, located in Wasilkow, will be completed in 2027. However, we are already introducing the rich history leading to the establishment of the institution and presenting its building, the design of which is the responsibility of Warsaw-based architectural studio WXCA [...]

Xylopolis: Center for Art and Science of Wood is a new investment of Podlaskie Voivodeship, whose intriguing headquarters, located in Wasilkow, will be completed in [...]

7th edition of the NIAiU Award competition

#CompetitionBasePoland

Aleksandra Skorupa, 10 of June '24
Konkurs „Przestrzeń wspólna jest wartością”

Competition "Shared space is a value"

© National Institute of Architecture and Urbanism

Attention graduate students in various fields of study! The National Institute of Architecture and Urbanism is holding a competition for the best master's thesis defended in 2023/2024 (from May 1, 2023 to September 4, 2024). The purpose of the competition is to promote the best theses and motivate male and female students to take up the topic of common and public spaces. [...]

Attention graduate students in various fields of study! The National Institute of Architecture and Urbanism is holding a competition for the best master's thesis [...]

Marlena Happach p.o. dyrektorki Narodowego Instytutu Dziedzictwa

Marlena Happach acting director of the National Heritage Institute

Photo: Adrian Grycuk | Wikimedia Commons © CC BY-SA 3.0 en

It's a new deal for the National Heritage Institute - the cultural institution, whose mission is to care for monuments, their sustainable protection and set standards in their conservation, will join forces with the National Institute for Historic Preservation. The new NID will be headed by Marlena Happach. [...]

It's a new deal for the National Heritage Institute - the cultural institution, whose mission is to care for monuments, their sustainable protection and set standards in [...]

Pałac Zamoyskich w Warszawie, siedziba Zarządu Głównego SARP

Zamoyski Palace in Warsaw, seat of the SARP General Board of Directors

Photo: Martuusia2 | Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 en

At the General Meeting of Delegates of the SARP, which took place on Friday, June 7, in Warsaw, it was decided that Marek Chrobak (SARP Rzeszów Branch) will be the president of the General Board of the Association of Polish Architects in the upcoming term falling in the years 2024-2029. The Rzeszów architect won 59 votes of support. Also running for the position were Jakub Krzysztofik (SARP Branch Łódź), who was supported by 30 delegates, and Daria Kieżun (SARP Branch Wrocław), who won 23 [...]

At the General Meeting of Delegates of the SARP, which took place on Friday, June 7, in Warsaw, it was decided that Marek Chrobak (SARP Rzeszów Branch) will be the [...]

Płyta indukcyjna z wbudowanym okapem z serii 2gether

Induction hob with integrated hood from the 2gether series

© Franke

The immense popularity of cooking programs has caused many of us to discover that cooking brings a lot of joy. What's more, it has also become a form of spending free time with family or friends. Therefore, we are increasingly willing to decide in our apartments and homes on open kitchens, where not only functionality but also design matters. A solution worth recommending are new induction hobs with built-in hoods. You can enjoy cooking without worrying about unpleasant odors and air pollution. [...]

The immense popularity of cooking programs has caused many of us to discover that cooking brings a lot of joy. What's more, it has also become a form of spending free [...]

Prescription bench

Magdalena Milert, 07 of June '24
Ilustracja

Illustration

© Magdalena Milert

In cities, especially during the colder months, city benches often seem unnecessary, but their role is extremely important. They serve not only for rest, but are an indispensable part of the urban landscape, supporting the elderly, parents with children and people with limited mobility, enabling them to move around comfortably and participate in city life. [...]

In cities, especially during the colder months, city benches often seem unnecessary, but their role is extremely important. They serve not only for rest, but are an [...]

Interaktywne Centrum Bajki i Animacji OKO w Bielsku-Białej

OKO Interactive Fairy Tale and Animation Center in Bielsko-Biała

Photo: Marcin Czechowicz

Eight years after the competition was announced, the OKO Interactive Fairy Tale and Animation Center was officially opened in Bielsko-Biała on May 25. The institution is an extension of the Bielsko-Biala-based Studio of Cartoon Films, responsible for characters familiar to many generations raised in Poland - it was SFR that introduced us to Rex, Bolek and Lolek or Baltazar Gąbka. Today, thanks to the cooperation of the Studio and the architectural firm responsible for the project, Nizio Design [...]

Eight years after the competition was announced, the OKO Interactive Fairy Tale and Animation Center was officially opened in Bielsko-Biała on May 25. The institution is [...]

Pekka Salminen (w środku), Jukka Siivoa i Timo Pentilla

Pekka Salminen (center), Jukka Siivoa and Timo Pentilla

Finnish public domain | Wikimedia Commons

We regret to announce that Professor Pekka Salminen, co-founder of PES-Architects and author of many important architectural projects in Finland and around the world, passed away in Helsinki on May 30. [...]

We regret to announce that Professor Pekka Salminen, co-founder of PES-Architects and author of many important architectural projects in Finland and around the world, [...]

City at the Opera

Who will direct the opera based on Gregory Friday's book "The Best City in the World"?

Ola Kloc, 07 of June '24
Kto wyreżyseruje operę na podstawie książki Grzegorza Piątka „Najlepsze miasto świata”?

Who will direct the opera based on Gregory Friday's book "The Best City in the World"?

© Sinfonia Varsovia

80 years after the start of the reconstruction of the capital after the destruction of World War II, the first opera about Warsaw will be seen on the stage of the Grand Theater - National Opera. The staging, based on Grzegorz Piątek's award-winning book "The Best City in the World. Warsaw in reconstruction 1944-1949" will have its premiere on September 19, 2025. [...]

80 years after the start of the reconstruction of the capital after the destruction of World War II, the first opera about Warsaw will be seen on the stage of the Grand [...]

Competition for Warsaw art students - "Greenery and form"

#CompetitionBasePoland

Aleksandra Skorupa, 07 of June '24
Konkurs „Zieleń i forma”

"Greenery and form" competition

© Bouygues Immobilier

Attention art students from Warsaw! Bouygues Immobilier Polska Sp. z o.o. is organizing a competition for the design of a spatial form (functional sculpture)! You have the opportunity to create a work that will be placed in the public space on the planned city square in Łopianowa Street / Apricot Street in the Białołęka [...]

Attention art students from Warsaw! Bouygues Immobilier Polska Sp. z o.o. is organizing a competition for the design of a spatial form (functional sculpture)! You have [...]

Wybory do Europarlamentu a kwestia zielonej architektury

Europarliamentary elections and the issue of green architecture

Photo: Alexandre Lallemand © Unsplash

The European Parliament elections are just around the corner, and among the most pressing issues facing future MEPs and MEPs are climate issues. What should be addressed first? [...]

The European Parliament elections are just around the corner, and among the most pressing issues facing future MEPs and MEPs are climate issues. What should be addressed [...]

Prof. Marta Kosior-Kazberuk Rector of Bialystok University of Technology for the term 2024-2028

Rector of Bialystok University of Technology has been elected

Aleksandra Skorupa, 06 of June '24
Dr hab. inż. Marta Kosior-Kazberuk, prof. PB

Marta Kosior-Kazberuk, Ph.D., professor of PB.

Photo: Dariusz Piekut | © Bialystok University of Technology

Dr. Marta Kosior-Kazberuk, Prof. PB, will serve a second term as Rector of Bialystok University of Technology. The official result of the election was announced by the University Election Commission, and the new term of the currently serving Rector of Bialystok University of Technology will begin on September 1, 2024. [...]

Dr. Marta Kosior-Kazberuk, Prof. PB, will serve a second term as Rector of Bialystok University of Technology. The official result of the election was announced by the [...]

Electoral shrines

Piotr Średniawa, 06 of June '24
felieton o zanieczyszczeniu przestrzeni miast przez reklamy

column on urban space pollution by advertising

© Piotr Średniawa

Walking around the city, driving along the traditional roads outside the city, from time to time we come across saints, shrines, or roadside crosses. We pass them unreflectively, as if in spite of our will, even though they undoubtedly had a lofty purpose when they were once erected. [...]

Walking around the city, driving along the traditional roads outside the city, from time to time we come across saints, shrines, or roadside crosses. We pass them [...]

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