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Festival of Open Architecture Studios (FOPA) 2019.

14 of October '19

The Festival of Open Architectural Studios, which will take place from November 18-22, is a unique event accompanying the Open Eyes Economy Summit congress in Krakow, with 2,500 visitors. FOPA complements the OEES main program and is aimed at architects, designers, Krakow residents and students.

[See what it looked like during FOPA 2018].

Festival of Open Architectural Studios (FOPA) 2019

- is three days of meetings, during which participants will have the opportunity to meet the most interesting architects from Krakow's top offices in their daily work environment, look at their design and research method, learn about the outlook on the city or the aesthetics of urban space, see models, projects, photos, and finally sit at a big table and talk. We want city residents, students, congress guests to have the opportunity to learn about the process of architecture, and thus learn to actively participate in the architectural debate.

Creating openness, building dialogue and public trust, creating a platform for meetings are very important elements of FOPA.

organizaorzy i partnerzy

During the three days of FOPA, we will open five of the most interesting architectural studios: Moon Studio(Piotr Nawara), APA Czech_Duliński_Wróbel(Jacek Czech, Janusz Duliński, Piotr Wróbel), Horizone Studio(Dominik Darasz, Bartłomiej Kisielewski), Lewicki Łatak Design Office and Wizja Architectural Office(Stanisław Deńko).

Entries are free and no registration is required.

First meeting (completed)

photo report

Moon Studio

- author design office. Architecture is an area of activity in which the company has many years of experience gained in cooperation with Polish and foreign clients. It designs office buildings, residential buildings, shopping centers, hotels, convention centers, theaters, museums and airport terminals. The ideas of the projects, adapted to investor requirements, are appreciated by architects, investors and users alike. Applying innovative solutions, the office is successful in the national and international arena.

Second meeting (completed)

photo report

APA Czech_Duliński_Wróbel

- The office was established in 1990 as a continuation of the activities of the "Academic Architecture Studio", one of the first author architectural studios in Poland. They are the authors of, among others: Kraków-Balice Airport, the Faculty of Informatics of AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, the student house of the Pedagogical Academy named after KEN in Krakow, Radio Krakow.

Wizja Biuro Architektoniczne

- founded by Stanislaw Deńko and American architect Glenn Lewis in 1993. Stanislaw Deńko had just returned from the United States at the time, where he was invited by Professor Bill Rudd, dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, to teach urban and architectural design there. After three years of teaching practice, he returned to the country to set up an architectural office under the new conditions of the political system, and therefore with new prospects for the practice of the profession. The foundation of the studio is primarily the experience of its leader, who, however, always leaves his younger colleagues a great deal of freedom to create visions and develop them in the design process. Final decisions are made together, right up to the stage of realization of individual works.

The basis of the ideas is the belief that the form embodied in the physical matter of a building is a language that carries a message, a concrete content. The genesis of form is a path where elements of nature, cultural context, customs, tradition - what is contained in the experience of the past combined with modern achievements of civilization - meet.

The most outstanding realizations include: Cricoteka (co-author: nsMoonStudio), Krakow Technology Park, Angel City in Krakow, Auditorium Maximum of Jagiellonian University, Incubator office building of Krakow Technology Park, John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice Terminal I and II, Jewish Cultural Center on Meiselsa Street in Kazimierz, Krakow.

Third meeting (completed)


Lewicki Łatak Design Office

- is formed by two charismatic architects Piotr Lewicki and Kazimierz Łatak. They are Winners of the 2018 Honorary Award of the Association of Polish Architects - the jury's justification reads: "outstanding creative activity, documented by numerous realizations and architectural competitions. Realized objects present a very high level in all aspects of value including form, context and function. Most projects have unique features, confirming the identity of the place and enriching the natural and cultural surroundings. Particularly noteworthy are the realizations of multi-family buildings in Wroclaw, the development of the Square of the Ghetto Heroes (Zgody) in Krakow and the Hall of the 100th anniversary of KS Cracovia together with the Sports Center for the Disabled at Focha Street in Krakow."

Horizone Studio

- is a creative and dynamic architectural firm headquartered in Krakow, Poland, specializing in the design of office, public utility and residential buildings. The passion of Horizone Studio architects is to create friendly and modern urban space.

The studio's activities have been strongly rooted in the idea of sustainable development for years, and the projects created in the office are the result of an integrated design process. They are the authors of, among others, the Ericpol headquarters in Lodz, the project of the Marshal's Office in Krakow (in progress), the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow (with Pysall Ruge Architekten).

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