Changing the Face 2013 Competition

Changing the Face 2013 Design Competition, PKO Rotunda Building Warsaw, Polish Architecture Contest

Changing the Face 2013 Competition

Architectural Contest Poland – Rotunda Building in Warsaw

12 Dec 2013

Changing the Face 2013 Design Competition Winners

DuPont announces the winners in the 7th International ‘Changing the Face’ Architectural competition

Changing the Face 2013 Competition – Redesign of the ‘Rotunda’ building in Warsaw incorporates innovation and urban space in perfect harmony

December 2013 – The winners of the 7th International Changing the Face architectural competition were announced today by competition organizers DuPont, PKO Bank Polski, Association of Polish Architects and the Polish Branch of the Green Building Council. The contest objective was to design the renovation of the Rotunda building in Warsaw, one of the city’s contemporary symbols, taking into account strict guidelines, including a design for cultural activities and an urban space open to the public within the building itself. The projects had to be conceived considering the usage of DuPont materials such as DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surfaces, DuPont™ Tyvek® breather building membranes, DuPont™ Plantex® landscaping geotextiles, DuPont™ Teflon® paints and DuPont™ SentryGlas® interlayers for laminated safety glass.

Rendering of the 2013 Changing The Face architectural competition winning project for the Rotunda building (Warsaw, Poland) renovation with DuPont Building innovations advanced materials:
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project and rendering by Gowin-Suita architects, Poland, all rights reserved

The jury* unanimously agreed that the first place winner, whose design will be realized, is the project from the Polish Cracow-based Gowin-Suita team of architects. The winning design met all the criteria set in the contest, maintaining the form of the Rotunda building in a manner which is faithful

to its original state, while defining an architectural and urban space of the greatest possible functional use and aesthetic standards. PKO Bank Polska plans to start negotiations with the winners on the implementation of the design this year.

“The winning design will ensure the sustainability of the original Rotunda, while creating a modern building for the PKO Bank Polska and the community,” said Włodzimierz Soboń, Strategic Program Manager at DuPont. “The use of innovative solutions, such as DuPont™ SentryGlas® and DuPont™ Corian® means that the building’s transparency will be securely restored, and the building’s façade will receive a new shine, while potentially leading to sustainable construction certificates,” continued Soboń.

The two second place awards for the 2013 Changing The Face architectural competition for the Rotunda building (Warsaw, Poland) renovation with DuPont Building Innovations advanced materials:
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Left, project and rendering by Natalia Wilczak (Poland), all rights reserved. Right, project and rendering by Rodrigo Garcia, Maciej Siuda, Gonzalo del Val (Spain – Poland), all rights reserved

The Rotunda is a cultural landmark in Warsaw and in recognition of this, PKO Bank Polski decided to allocate a part of the Rotunda building to urban or public use. During public consultations held in April and May 2013, more than 10,000 completed questionnaires by Warsaw residents were submitted with suggestions for use of the urban space within the Rotunda. The consultation results were reflected in the report, which became a requirement for all contest participants. The contest aroused global interest on the part of architects throughout the world. 1040 teams from 79 countries were registered and 214 projects were received. 10 finalists were selected for the second stage.

More details on the winning design

• The paving of the square incorporates regular grid divisions that extend to the street and provide a visual frame to highlight the bank.
• Appealing greenery is included on the side.
• The original “ceiling lighting” system for the square creates the sensation of urban interior scaled coziness, and provides a feeling of continuity by keeping the same height as that of the shelters in the neighbouring Wiecha passage.

• The banking functions in the revitalized Rotunda building will be positioned on the ground floor and in the basement.
• An “Urban Saloon” on the entirety of the building’s first floor will hold the public space function. The almost 500 m2 of space will enable Warsaw residents’ ideas – submitted during the public consultations – to be implemented, including:
o a multimedia information point about cultural events,
o a place to relax or meet,
o a free art gallery,
o and a cafeteria.

The third prize of the 2013 Changing The Face architectural competition for the Rotunda building (Warsaw, Poland) renovation with DuPont Building Innovations advanced materials:
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Project and rendering by Maciej Dobosz, Jolanta Major, Izabela Owczarek, Karolina Kalitan (Dobosz Architekci; Poland), all rights reserved

Full list of contest winners

The jury awarded four main prizes, one special distinction and five equal distinctions:

1st PRIZE – USD 15,500
Authors: Bartłomiej Gowin, Krzysztof Siuta (Gowin-Siuta; Poland)
Associates: Ewa Gawron-Szpener Msc Eng. Arch. (visualization), Wiesław Bereza MSc. Eng. KB-Projekty Konstrukcyjne (structural consultations)

EQUAL 2nd PRIZE – USD 6,600
Author: Natalia Wilczak (Poland)

EQUAL 2nd PRIZE – USD 6,600
Authors: Rodrigo Garcia, Maciej Siuda, Gonzalo del Val (Spain – Poland)

3rd PRIZE – USD 5,800

Authors: Maciej Dobosz, Jolanta Major, Izabela Owczarek, Karolina Kalitan (Dobosz Architekci; Poland)

1st distinction – USD 5,800
Authors: Güntler Hatherl, Adrian Ukleja, Martin Sladek (Caramel Architekten zt gmbh; Austria)

Equal distinctions – USD 5,000
• White: Małgorzata Kosieradzka, Karin Hedlund, Andreas Laessker, Jeroen Mattijssen, Maria Norberg, Jajsa Sperling, Britta Wikholm, Marie Claude Dubois (Sweden)
• Joan Riera Jaume, Mireia Cabani Massip, Isabel Mestre Bauzà, Manel Garcia Ramis (Spain)
• Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane/architects: Dan Dorell, Lina Ghotmeh, Tsuyoshi Tane (France)
• Grzegorz Brykalski, Maria Brykalska-Karłowska, Stanisław Karłowski, Julia Karłowska (Poland)
• Pracownia Architektury Głowacki PAG: Tomasz Głowacki, Alicja Sawicka, Małgorzata Bieńkowska (Poland)

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International ‘Changing the Face’ Architectural competition

Jury
The entries to the “CTF 2013” contest were evaluated by a Jury consisting of:
• Konrad Kucza-Kuczyński – architect, Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Architects (Oddział Warszawski, Stowarzyszenie Architektów Polskich – OW SARP) – Chairperson of the Contest Jury,
• Andrzej Bulanda – architect, OW SARP, Michał Łojewski – grafic designer, creator of the new corporate identity for PKO Bank Polski,
• Tomasz Marszałł – Marketing Director of PKO Bank Polski, Maciej Miłobędzki – architect, OW SARP,
• Marcin Mostafa – architect, OW SARP,
• Grzegorz Piątek – architect and architectural critic (at the sessions of the jury, the Head of the Department of Aesthetics of Public Areas of the Warsaw City Hall,
• Rafał Schurma – architect, Polish Green Building Council,
• Włodzimierz Soboń – Strategic Programmes Manager DuPont,
• Mateusz Świętorzecki – architect, OW SARP

The winning designs and the other works which reached the finals can be viewed at the Rotunda Building up to 31 December 2013, as well as at the official contest website: www.ChangingTheFace.com

DuPont – DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

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4 Jun 2013

Changing the Face 2013 Design Competition

A collaborative project organized by DuPont with PKO Bank Polski, Union of Polish Architects (SARP), Polish Green Building Council, and Architizer.com

DuPont launches “Changing the Face 2013” architectural competition

Warsaw, June 4 2013 – DuPont, in cooperation with PKO Bank Polski, the Union of Polish Architects (SARP), the Polish Green Building Council, and Architizer.com, announces the seventh edition of the “Changing the Face” international architectural competition, which will be focussed on an architectural project in Poland, the Rotunda building in Warsaw.

Changing the Face 2013 Design Competition
photo of the Rotunda Building in Warsaw

The competition calls for innovative designs to revitalize Warsaw’s Rotunda building, to provide a new and sustainable face for Central Europe’s largest bank (PKO Bank Polski). While previous editions of this competition were theoretical, the innovation of this year is that the winning design of the competition will actually be built!

The Rotunda building in Warsaw, Poland, as it is today. “Changing the Face” international architectural competition requests innovative ideas for the remake of the “face” and the interiors of the building.

The PKO Rotunda is the iconic focal point of Zbigniew Karpiński’s 1962-69 urban complex in central Warsaw. Located at the junction of two major streets, the Rotunda is a well-known city landmark and a favorite local meeting place. The building is a historically significant part of the city’s 20th-century urban fabric. The redesign of the highly symbolic structure is an unrivaled opportunity to bring a contemporary update to a major modern landmark.

The Rotunda building in Warsaw, Poland, as it is today. “Changing the Face” international architectural competition requests innovative ideas for the remake of the “face” and the interiors of the building.

The concept for the “Changing the Face” competitions was first proposed in 2008 within a workshop dedicated to the Colosseum in Rome, and later developed in iconic buildings in the cities of Bucharest, Prague, Zagreb, Athens and Moscow. In every city, architects were asked to work on a challenging public building selected by DuPont in collaboration with local institutions.

Beyond maintaining the historic qualities of Rotunda building, the revitalisation is planned to be certified with two out three systems – LEED, BREEM or DGNB. An additional condition set by the organisers is the use of at least three DuPont materials, from DuPont™ Corian® advanced surface for exterior cladding to DuPont™ SentryGlas® and DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™ high performance interlayers for structural and decorative laminated glass, from DuPont™ Tyvek® advanced membranes for the building envelope to DuPont™ Teflon® architectural fabrics and surface protections for decorative coatings and DuPont™ Plantex® root barrier and plant protection solutions.

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image of the interior of the PKO Rotunda Building in Warsaw

Timing
Phase I
Competition notice 4 June 2013
Registration opening 4 June 2013
Registarion closing 15 July 2013
Project submission deadline 19 August 2013 23:59 CET
Results notification 29 August 2013

Phase II
Project submission deadline 7 November 2013 23:59 CET
Results notification 28 November 2013
Awarding ceremony 28 November 2013

Jury
Andrzej Bulanda – architect, OWSARP judge (Warsaw)
Konrad Kucza-Kuczyński – architect, OWSARP judge (Warsaw) – Chairman of the Contest Court
Michał Łojewski – graphic designer, developer of Bank PKO’s visual identity (Warsaw)
Tomasz Marszałł – Marketing Director at PKO Bank Polski (Warsaw)
Maciej Miłobędzki – architect, OWSARP judge (Warsaw)
Marcin Mostafa – architect, OWSARP judge (Warsaw)
Grzegorz Piątek, architect/architectural critic (Warsaw)
Rafał Schurma – architect, Polish Green Building Council (Gliwice)
Włodzimierz Soboń, Strategic Program Manager DuPont (Warsaw)
Aleksandra Wasilkowska – architect, OWSARP judge (Warsaw)

Prizes
Prize fund: PLN 200,000 (two hundred thousand zlotys) gross (depending on exchange rate – approximately USD 62 000)

First prize PLN 50,000 (fifty thousand zlotys) gross (depending on exchange rate approximately USD 15 500) + built project

Further information available at: www.ChangingTheFace.com

DuPont – DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

The DuPont oval logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™. Corian®, Expressions™, Plantex®, SentryGlas®, Teflon®, Tyvek® are registered trademarks or trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates. Other logos, trademarks and registered trademarks are a property of their respective owners.

See the video about 2013 Changing the Face competition at http://vimeo.com/67509535

Changing the Face 2013 Design Competition – PKO Rotunda building images / information received 040613

Changing The Face 2013 Rotunda, Warsaw, Poland – architecture competition entry
Design: pruthiphon buakaew Co.
Changing The Face 2013 Rotunda Warsaw
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