Competition for the concept of the settlement "Winna Gora Town" in Środa Śląska

results of the competition

September 2021

organizer

Polish Wooden Houses

location

Środa Śląska

description
The competition organized by Polskie Domy Drewniane for the development of a concept for the "Winna Gora Township" in Środa Śląska - the largest housing development in Poland (more than a thousand apartments are planned), which will be built using prefabricated timber frame technology, has been resolved.
Covered under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Climate and Environment, the two-stage competition lasted from June 6 to September 15 this year. Nine projects were submitted to the competition, and the best five proposals were selected for the second stage. The works and their authors were judged not only on the basis of the concepts submitted, but also on their experience in multifamily housing and wood technology, as well as previous implementations that ensure the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The jury, chaired by Professor Zbigniew Myczkowski of the Cracow University of Technology and composed of Professor Tomasz Kowalczyk of the Wroclaw University of Life Sciences, Joanna Zdanowska of the Ministry of Climate and Environment, Bartosz Sokolinski of the Industrial Development Agency, Tomasz Szlazak, President of the PDD Board of Directors, and Jolanta Zawadzka, PDD architect, awarded four prizes.
The first place went to a proposal by Warsaw-based studio Kamil Chmielewski Chmielewski + Partners, while the second place went to the Cracow office B2Studio. The jury also awarded two third prizes - to the team of Dedeco studios based in Szczecin and Warsaw and the office of Mei architects and planners from Rotterdam.
"The competition was a great initiative, as evidenced by the high level of the submitted works, but also their diversity, from architectural expression, urban composition, ecological and functional qualities to the cost of implementation and project documentation. A great advantage of the competition was the opportunity for consultation at various stages of design. As a result, the winner was the work that was the most balanced in all the criteria mentioned above, providing a guarantee of an interesting and precedent-setting realization on a national scale." - The chairman of the jury, Professor Zbigniew Myczkowski, summed up the competition.

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