How have workspaces changed in the pandemic?


fot.: Adam Grzesik © Workplace

How have workspaces changed in the pandemic?

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fot.: Adam Grzesik © Workplace

Malgorzata TOMCZAK

How have work spaces changed in the pandemic?

In the 20th and 21st centuries, work is the foundation of our existence. We devote more and more time to it. Neither the technological revolution, which resulted in artificial intelligence to replace humans, nor the so-called end of the work era (Jeremy Rifkin) announced at the turn of the century, has changed this. Instead, much was changed by the pandemic. The work culture has changed, and with it has come a new organization and function of office building space. Far fewer office buildings are being built than before the pandemic; instead, we are seeing a housing boom. Paradoxically, it is apartments that are often becoming our offices, as we increasingly do our work remotely and switch to home office.

In the issue, we show modern workspaces that take into account the needs of the users and the change that the pandemic time has brought in this regard. We have shown and discussed those realizations that, through their programmatic and functional flexibility, have easily adapted to the new conditions. The architecture that increasingly interests us today is not buildings designed by starchitects, but rather spaces that flexibly and freely respond to the needs of the times and modern man. These ad hoc, but also focused on the challenges that today's world brings.

Table of contents


How to do school? [14]

Interview with Paweł Brylski and Szymon Maliborski
interviewed: Anna WALEWSKA

Towards the roots.
Traditions in the service of modernity [20].

8th edition of Poznań Design Festival

Exhibition at the intersection of art, architecture and nature [26]

Interview with Bartosz Haduch
interviewed: Katarzyna JAGODZIŃSKA

Java(sheva) dream [32]

The wrapped Arc de Triomphe in Paris - the latest project by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Michal HADUCH, Bartosz HADUCH

Real experience [38]

An account of the MEDS Silesia Revival student workshop
Klaudiusz SZWAJKA

Best Interior Diploma [42]

Settlement of the first edition of the "Best Interior Design Diploma" competition
Dobrawa BIES

Poland for Poland [46]

The "Best Diploma in ARCHITECTURE" competition

Generation XYZ. Architecture of change [48]

Competition "The Best Diploma of Interior Design"

newsboard [50-55]

books, patronages, invitations, company news

"Spodek in Zenith" - Silesian gems [50].

Review of the book "Spodek in Zenith" by Anna Syska

  • Rozmowa z Pawłem Brylskim i Szymonem Maliborskim
  • 8. edycja Poznań Design Festiwal
  • Rozmowa z Bartoszem Haduchem
  • Opakowany Łuk Triumfalny w Paryżu — ostatni projekt Christo i Jeanne-Claude
  • Relacja z warsztatów studenckich MEDS Silesia Revival
  • Poland for Poland. Konkurs „Najlepszy Dyplom ARCHITEKTURA”

e-publication supplement

Bridge the gap:
Multipurpose Center, Rotterdam [e02].

Competition "Best Diploma ARCHITECTURE"
Weronika GRAŚ

The world of Zdzislaw Beksinski's vision
- art gallery project [e06].

Competition "Best Diploma in ARCHITECTURE"
Karolina RABCZAK

Project of revitalization of the building of the former
Wrocław-Strachocin airport
for a fleet of private aircraft [e10].

Competition "Best Diploma INTERIOR DESIGN"
Klaudia KOCOÑ

Chapel of solitude [e14]

Competition "Best Diploma of Interior Design".
Malwina NOWAK

  • Bridge the gap: Centrum wielofunkcyjne, Rotterdam – Weronika GRAŚ
  • Świat wizji Zdzisława Beksińskiego – projekt galerii sztuki - Karolina RABCZAK
  • Projekt rewitalizacji budynku byłego portu lotniczego Wrocław-Strachocin dla floty prywatnych samolotów - Klaudia KOCOŃ
  • Kaplica samotności - Malwina NOWAK

theme of the issue

moodboard [58]

#office spaces
#offices in pandemic

Cambridge Innovation Center Warsaw [76]

proj: Workplace, mode:lina

Building multiple impressions [94]

Intop Office building
proj.: JM Studio Architektoniczne (Magdalena Ignaczak, Jacek Kunca)

What offices are we returning to? [108]

Katarzyna MIKULSKA

Post/pandemic offices [118]


Urban negotiation [128]

interview with Dorota and Piotr SAWICKI from SAWAWA

A recipe for public space [134]

learning from... Stockholm, design: Mandaworks

The architect and his work. Issues of legal protection of an architectural work [146]


Serious mudslinging [155]

Jakub GŁAZ

Memento mori [156]


  • Moodboard
  • Cambridge Innovation Center Warsaw
  • biurowiec Intop Office, proj.: JM Studio Architektoniczne
  • Do jakich biur wracamy? – Katarzyna MIKULSKA
  • Biura po/pandemiczne – Katarzyna JAGODZIŃSKA
  • z Dorotą i Piotrem SAWICKIMI z SAWAWA rozmawia Edyta SKIBA
  • Mandaworks – przepis na przestrzeń publiczną – Kinga ZEMŁA
  • Jakub GŁAZ: Poważne zabiurzenie
  • Jakub SZCZĘSNY: Memento mori

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