Re-use - MBA Kraków 2021


Re-use - MBA Kraków 2021


Malgorzata TOMCZAK

Re-use - International Architecture Biennale Krakow 2021

The International Architecture Biennale Krakow 2021 is behind us! Full of great guests, speeches, discussions, topics. Two (for workshop participants even three) intensive days with concrete conclusions and postulates," says Marek Kaszyński, president of the Cracow branch of SARP, in the opening interview of this issue. The slogan for this year's edition was RE-USE. Krakow themes, but discussed in a broader urban context: we talked about Aleje Trzech Wieszczów, the industrial heritage of Nowa Huta and the Wesoła district. The introductory panel was held under the auspices of the Malopolska Chamber of Architects of Poland.

The city is a field of tensions, but also a space of synergy and cooperation between different stakeholders. How to effectively dialogue and moderate the discussion about the city in order to build a relationship based on the full subjectivity of investors, officials, residents or participants in the creative industries, who co-create a complex urban reality? Is demolition the first thought when designing new spaces? To what extent is the city subject to processes of self-organization, and to what extent is it regulated by law, including conservation and local plans? We sought contemporary-sounding answers to these and many other questions in today's pandemic world. In redefining our priorities, we refer to the slogan RE-USE. It resounded at the Biennale exceptionally strongly and currently. We are all the more pleased to have had the pleasure of co-creating this event. We are already looking forward to the next one - in 2023.

On behalf of the Editorial Board, Publisher and the entire A&B team, I would like to wish you, dear Readers and Friends - a family and peaceful Christmas and a good and, above all, healthy New Year.

Table of contents


Quite a while ago,
In a world without architects... [16].

Interview with Jakub Szczęsny
interviewed: Błażej CIARKOWSKI

A sea of tents, or how refugees live [22].

Excerpt from Jakub Szczęsny's book "Welcome to a world without architects"

Soothing emptiness [24]

Interview with Katarzyna Roj
interviewed by: Joanna KOBYŁT

Views 2021 [28]

The 10th edition of the competition for young artists
interviewed by: Anna WALEWSKA

Architecture connecting cultures. The concept of a vegetable market on the Lusatian Neisse [34].

Competition "Best Diploma ARCHITECTURE"
Bernadetta BUDZIK

Art Melting Pot on Lake Rožnov [36]

"Best Diploma Interior Design" competition

newsboard [38-43]

books, patronages, invitations, company news

Off the chart [38]

Review of Rafał Matya's book "Urban Ground. 250 years of Polish game with modernity"

  • Rozmowa z Jakubem Szczęsnym
  • Rozmowa z Katarzyną Roj
  • Spojrzenia 2021. 10. edycja konkursu dla młodych artystek i artystów
  • Bernadetta BUDZI. Architektura łącząca kultury. Koncepcja targu warzywnego na Nysie Łużyckiej
  • Aneta BURZEC. Tygiel Sztuki nad Jeziorem Rożnowskim
  • Recenzja książki Rafała Matyi „Miejski grunt. 250 lat polskiej gry z nowoczesnością”

e-publication supplement

Mountain Center on Bronislaw Czech Street in Zakopane [e02].

Competition "Best Diploma ARCHITECTURE"

Tea Pavilion [e06]

Competition "Best Diploma ARCHITECTURE"

World War I Museum - multimedia historical and educational center [e10]

Competition "Best Diploma IN INTERIOR DESIGN"

Conceptual design of a coworking space in a residential building [e14]

Competition "Best Diploma of Interior Design"

  • Centrum Górskie przy ulicy Bronisława Czecha w Zakopanem – Tomasz JAŁOCHA
  • Pawilon Herbaciany - Sara KOWALCZUK-FIJAŁKOWSKA
  • PMuzeum I Wojny Światowej – multimedialne centrum historyczno‑edukacyjne - Łukasz DUDZIK
  • Projekt koncepcyjny przestrzeni coworkingowej w budynku mieszkalnym - Marta KAŁUCKA

issue topic

How to apply RE-USE in practice in the city? [50]

With Marek Kaszynski, president of SARP Krakow Branch, talks to Malgorzata TOMCZAK

"Life of objects, neighborhoods, cities" [58].

Multidisciplinarity instead of parallel worlds, Ania DIDUCH [58].
"Sensitive" education, with Piotr Chuchacz, curator of the panel, interviewed by Ania DIDUCH [62].

"Aleje Trzech Wieszczów: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" [68].

Three Avenues, one problem, Katarzyna MIKULSKA [68].
With Lukasz Frank in conversation, Katarzyna MIKULSKA [87].
With the curator of the panel Marta A. Urbanska is interviewed by Katarzyna MIKULSKA [88].

"Industrial Heritage of Nowa Huta". [92]

Let's do it wisely, Alicja GZOWSKA [94].
Alicja GZOWSKA [106] talks with panel curator Marcin Brataniec.

"From the Past to the Future. Interdisciplinary urban planning workshops for the Wesoła district". [112]

Wesoła must come alive, Katarzyna JAGODZIÑSKA [114].
Visions of Wesoła - projects of three workshop groups [120].
Katarzyna JAGODZIÑSKA talks to the panelists [140].
Katarzyna JAGODZIÑSKA talks with ARMK president Jan Pamuła [152].
Merry from the past to the future, panel discussion [156]

Social and emotional life of MBA'21 [158]

photo chronicle

Poland lies on the Mediterranean Sea [170]


A risalite of skill [172]

Jakub GŁAZ

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