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Warsaw Breweries triumphs in the competition for the Architectural Award of the President of Warsaw

22 of June '22

We have met the winners of the eighth edition of the Architectural Award of the President of the City of Warsaw. The results did not bring any major surprises, and the triumphant winner turned out to be Browary Warszawskie designed by the JEMS Architekci studio.

warsaw breweries

The triumpher of the entire poll, as expected, turned out to be Browary Warszawskie. The quartet of mixed-use developments designed by JEMS Architekci has become a fashionable address in Warsaw's Wola district. It is appreciated for the diverse nature of the development and the right mix of functions. The shortcomings mainly concern the organization of traffic and the often car-dominated first Warsaw woonerf. Also awaiting development are the outskirts of the quarter on the side of Chlodna and Wronia Streets, which will give the site a definitive spatial link to the neighborhood.

Best commercial architecture and Grand Prix
Authors: JEMS Architekci
Investor: Echo Investment

Browary Warszawskie

Browary Warszawskie

photo: Piotr Krajewski

romantic beach

Another project that won awards in two categories is the modernization of Romantic Beach in Wawer. Appreciation was given to the development of this place in a way that, without disturbing the landscape and nature, makes its qualities better available to the residents of Warsaw. Among other things, a recreational clearing, a play sand island, alleys and canopies were created here. The space can be used by children, kayakers, beach volleyball players and beachgoers. The solutions used in the construction of the canopies and pavilions are designed to allow their temporary removal in the event of a flood wave.

Best public space and Award for pro-environmental solutions
Authors: Karol Żurawski, design studio
Investor: Warsaw Greenery Board

Plaża Romantyczna

Romantic Beach

photo: Karol Żurawski

university of warsaw

A double award was also given to the Building of the Faculties of Neophilology and Applied Linguistics of the University of Warsaw, located in Powiśle in the vicinity of the University Library. This is the second and final stage of construction that began back in 2011. The first was the part located on the side of the Warsaw University Library, which was completed in 2014. It was only five years later that construction began on the second, much larger part on the side of Browarna Street, which has just been put into operation. Relative to the competition, some of the functional solutions were changed. The original aesthetics were retained - glass in shades of green filling the double façade from Lipowa Street and the tin cladding from Vistula Street. And while these aesthetics may seem outdated today - it is good that the visual integrity of the building has been preserved.

Best public architecture and Award for accessibility solutions
Authors: Kuryłowicz & Associates
Investor: University of Warsaw


The building of the Faculties of Neophilology and Applied Linguistics at Warsaw University

photo: Nate Cook

asian town

Aleksandra Wasilkowska was awarded for her design for the modernization of the Bakalarska Market - Asian Town. The facility was built on a post-industrial area next to the city hall of the Włochy district. The market has been operating at this location since 2010 - merchants from the decommissioned Jarmark Europa, coming from 25 different countries, moved here. On the basis of consultations with the merchants, Aleksandra Wasilkowska's studio prepared a project for the revaluation of the market, which, while maintaining the character of the place, the layout of the alleys and the existing post-industrial elements, gave the place a new architectural expression and a distinctive visual setting.

New life of buildings
Authors: Pracownia Architektoniczna Aleksandra Wasilkowska
Investor: Nasz Rynek

Asian Town

Asian Town

photo: Piotr Krajewski

Ronald McDonald House

The winner of the residents' vote and the residential architecture category is unusual, as the award was not given to a housing development or apartment building, but to the Ronald McDonald House - a place offering free accommodation to parents of children being treated at the nearby Józef Polikarp Brudziński Children's Clinical Hospital. Each of the 25 family suites is fully equipped and has its own bathroom. Guests can use a large shared kitchen on the first floor and a dining room with a terrace. The lower part houses a nursery point with a play area and an outdoor playground.

Best Residential Architecture and Residents Award
Authors: AFP Architekci
Investor: Ronald McDonald Foundation

Dom Ronalda McDonalda

Photo by Piotr Krajewski

more greenery

The exhibition More Greenery! Projects by Alina Scholtz presented at the Wola Museum turned out to be the best architectural event of 2021 in the capital. The exhibition told the story of Warsaw's greenery and one of its most important designers - Alina Scholtz - a pioneer of modern landscape architecture in Poland. Her achievements are impressive. She worked to restore Warsaw's historic parks and gardens. She headed the Greenery Studio at the Capital Reconstruction Bureau. She was the author of park layouts and greenery designs for new housing developments, including Szwoleżerów and Sady Żoliborskie. Among her works are such realizations as Wolski's Moczydło Park, the grounds of the Służewiec Race Track or the Central Park of Culture (now Marszałek Edward Rydz-Śmigły Park).

Best Architectural Event
Authors: Klara Czerniewska-Andryszczyk, Ewa Perlińska-Kobierzyńska, Natalia Budnik, Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone De Iacobis
Organizer: Wola Museum

Muzeum Woli

The exhibition More Greenery! Projects by Alina Scholtz

photo: Tomasz Kaczor Museum of Warsaw

Thefull list of nominated objects and events is presented in this article.

Kacper Kępiński

The vote has already been cast