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Jasna Strzałkowska-Ryszka passed away

01 of August '23
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  1. Jasna Strzałkowska-Ryszka, architect and artist, member of SARP, died on July 14, 2023.
  2. She was the main interior designer of the first subway line in Warsaw.
  3. She worked on the design of the "Zieleniak" skyscraper in Gdansk and other important buildings.
  4. She was also a painter, working in watercolors, which were exhibited at the Warsaw Branch of SARP

Jasna Strzałkowska-Ryszka, architect, artist, SARP member, passed away on July 14, 2023. She was an interior designer of the first line of the Warsaw subway.

JasnaStrzałkowska-Ryszka was born on December 10, 1932 in Warsaw. In 1964 she received the Silver Badge of SARP. In the 1960s, together with Stanisław Tobolczyk, she designed the Gdansk "Zieleniak" - a skyscraper in the center of the city, which was built for the Central Construction and Research Center of the Shipbuilding Industry. She worked on projects for a pharmaceutical laboratory on Mogilska Street in Cracow or an office building on Jasna Street in Warsaw.


Gdansk's "Zieleniak" in a 1980 photograph

photo by Erdei Katalin | © Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

Strzałkowska-Ryszka was best known as the lead designer of the architectural and artistic concept for several Warsaw subway stations. She had worked at the METROPROJEKT office since the 1970s. One of her ideas was the use of ceramic cladding on subway stations. The solutions she proposed continue to enjoy the approval of Warsaw residents - when the modernization of the advertising system on Line 1 of the subway began, many people appealed for proper respect for the designed solutions.

The scale of difficulties was incomparable. The Centrum station was a gigantic engineering task. The multiplicity of functions reproached for the great structural and functional complexity," Jasna Strzałkowska-Ryszka said in an interview with the "Warsaw Landscape" magazine published by the City in 1998.

Jasna Strzałkowska-Ryszka was also a painter, and her favorite technique included watercolor paintings, which she displayed, among other things, in the exhibition hall of the Warsaw Branch of the SARP. She was also actively involved in the Architect's Club "Woluta".

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Ursynów station platform

Photo: Adrian Grycuk | © Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

compiled by Wiktor Bochenek

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