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The Polityka Five. Finalists of the 12th edition of the Architectural Award of the Polityka weekly.

05 of April '23

For the 12th time, the weekly magazine Polityka will award this year's Architecture Prize. Who has a chance to win the Grand Prix of this edition?

As the competition's organizers assure, the Architectural Award, granted by the weekly, is a distinction intended to showcase and promote realizations "that are a symbol of good taste, friendly to people and obviously improve the aesthetics of the surroundings." What Polish projects fit these criteria?

final five - architecture

Qualifying for the final five were projects nominated by an invited group of specialists and specialists and the editors of Polityka:

Faculty of Neophilology at the University of Warsaw
design: Kuryłowicz & Associates

Wydział Neofilologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego

Faculty of Modern Languages at the University of Warsaw - project: Kuryłowicz & Associates

photo: Nate Cook Photography

Read more about the building in the article UW's building in Powiśle completed after a decade


Fala 1, European Family Center in Sopot

design: FAAB Architecture Białobrzeski Figurski

Fala 1, Europejskie Centrum Rodziny w Sopocie

Wave 1, European Family Center in Sopot - project: FAAB Architecture Białobrzeski Figurski

photo: Maciej Lulko


Błonie Market

design: Pracownia Architektoniczna Aleksandra Wasilkowska

Targ Błonie

Błonie Market - design: Pracownia Architektoniczna Aleksandra Wasilkowska

Photo: Nate Cook Photography

Read more about the market in an interview with Aleksandra Wasilkowska


Miedzianka Shaft

design: Robert Konieczny KWK Promes

Szyb Miedzianka

Miedzianka Shaft - design: Robert Konieczny KWK Promes

photo: Juliusz Sokołowski


Pocket park in Bytom

design: projektzieleni.pl studio, Anna Becker, Marlena Pilch, Magdalena Wnęk

Park kieszonkowy w Bytomiu

Pocket park in Bytom - project: projektzieleni.pl studio, Anna Becker, Marlena Pilch, Magdalena Wnęk

photo: zDRONowany

The winner of the Grand Prix 2022 will be selected by a jury consisting of:

Grzegorz Buczek - architect, urban planner, member of the Council of the Society of Polish Urban Planners and the Board of the Warsaw Branch of SARP, lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology;
Anna Cymer -historian of architecture, popularizer of knowledge on architecture and design;
Paweł Dobrzycki - architect, theater set designer, painter and educator, professor at the Department of Stage Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw;
Feliks Falk - director, screenwriter, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw;
Marlena Happach - architect, urban planner and activist, director of the Office of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Warsaw;
Marek Kościkiewicz - musician, producer, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw;
Jacek Michalak - vice president of the board of directors for the development of the ATLAS Group. Development of ATLAS Group;
Ewa P. Porębska - editor-in-chief of "Architektura-Murator" monthly;
Magdalena Staniszkis - architect and urban planner, professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology;
Bogna Świątkowska - president of the Foundation for New Culture Bęc Zmiana;
Jarosław Trybuś - art historian and architecture critic;
Marta Żakowska - urban anthropologist, lecturer at the SWPS University and the IBPP of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, head of the City Laboratory of the Warsaw Museum, co-founder of the "City Magazine";
representatives of the editorial board of Polityka. - Jerzy Baczynski, Jacek Poprzeczko and Piotr Sarzynski.

The selection of this year's winners is also influenced by Internet users, who can indicate their favorite in an online vote until April 16.

the final five - interiors

Finaliści Nagrody magazynu „Salon”

Finalists of the "Salon" magazine award

© organizers archive

This year, the competition was expanded to include an award given by "Salon" magazine - a special edition of the weekly "Polityka" magazine - in the category of interior of a public building. Among the spaces commissioned in 2022, the finalists were:

National Library in Warsaw
design: Konior Studio

Ukrainian School in Warsaw
project: xystudio

Read more about the initiative in the article This is what a school for Ukrainian children in Warsaw looks like. XYstudio project

Silesian Planetarium in Chorzow
design: Consultor Architekci

Warszauer Hotel in Krakow
design: INDO Architekci, Marta Gajewska-Sąsiadek

Read more about the hotel in Krakow's Kazimierz district here

Bistro Syrena Irena in Warsaw
design: Projekt Praga and Mamastudio

You can read an interview with the designers of the Warsaw bistro here

In this category, the winner of the award will be selected by a jury consisting of:

Anna Lorens - architect, designer, assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, winner of the TEORIA competition of the Stefan Kurylowicz Foundation. Stefan Kurylowicz;
Hubert Trammer - architect, teacher, publicist, participant in the New European Bauhaus Round Table;
Maciej Franta - architect, founder of Franta Group Architects;
Mikolaj Wierszyłłowski - product designer and interior designer, runs the Wierszyłłowski and Designers studio, president of the Association ofIndustrial Forms Designers;
Kuba Szczęsny - architect, designer, leads the DS1 design studio at the ASK graduate program at the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology;
Łukasz Błoński -commercial director of the FOX DEKORATOR brand;
Małgorzata Tomczyk - creator and managing editor of the "Salon" magazine.

The winners of the competition will be announced on May 30 this year.


elaboration: Ola Kloc

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