The eternal question of the meaning of existence accompanies everyone. In the case of this pair of architects, it is all the more valid. In the 1980s, at a moment of great change, crisis and uncertainty, Archicom was founded. Its founders, despite the peculiar situation on the market, still manage to find the golden mean - to design both for people and for the investor.
The exhibition at the Wrocław Museum of Architecture titled: "I'm not here. The human dimension of architecture" encourages reflection on the profession of architecture. After all, buildings are special creations - they are intended to last for years, they do not let themselves be forgotten easily, they cannot be, just like that, abandoned. The architect is responsible for what he creates long after the project is approved and completed. And yet "he is no longer there". - The work is done, the life donated, given to other hands. The building lasts, it works, the designer can watch its doings, whether it fulfills its function, whether it gives joy and safety. At the end of the day, the designer creates for the man.
"I'M NOT HERE. The Human Dimension of Architecture" is a story about the social role of the architect, about Breslau, about the adventures of a certain generation and about fidelity to deeply held beliefs. We have always believed that architecture makes sense when the project has been realized and the space is teeming with life, even though we architects are no longer there. - Dorota Jarodzka-Śródka and Kazimierz Śródka tell us.
Wrocław through the years
The exhibition presented at the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw traces the more than
thirty-year history of Archicom's operations. At the exhibition we will see the studio's most important projects, including the innovative Renaissance Business Center, Lofty Platinum or the Olimpia Port estate, but also works from their beginnings. Above all, however, the architects present their approach to architecture. It is functionality, convenience, comfort, everything that makes a person feel good within four walls.
The exhibition will run from March 27 to May 17, 2020 at the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw.