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Warszawa MoMA : Architektura + Architekci
Key Warsaw Building, Poland architectural design by Christian Kerez, architect
17 Mar 2008
Warsaw Museum of Modern Art
Design: Christian Kerez
Warsaw MoMA Contest
International competition, Honor mention
architects: Luca Nicoletti and Manfredi Nicoletti – Studio Nicoletti Associati
with: Fabrizio Tajani, S. Westrich, L. Bertoni
project team: A. Della Morgia, D. Altana, P.Onorato, P. Leone, D. De Santis
renderings: Res Fictae
structural consultant: Mario Salabè
The idea of freedom is the symbolic message of the new Warsaw Museum of Modern Art.
The project is made up of two elements.
The Crystalline Container is an austere transparent parallelepiped protecting and revealing a strong dynamic space holding the many activities of the museum. The transparency of the “container” absorbs and renews the urban surroundings: The Marszalkowska Street and the Square dominated by a Stalinist-stile skyscraper, the tallest building in Warsaw and symbol of the Soviet oppression.
The large transparent cage seems hardly able to hold in two massive thunderbolts of free and overflowing forms, a metaphor for Polish untameable vitality.
The two Thunderbolts structures, which contain the specific museum activities shatter the immobility of the container; they break out towards the space outside; they both characterise and dispute the urban skyline.
The “Thunderbolts” create a spatial labyrinth of ever changing perspectives and colours.
17 Mar 2008
Warsaw Architecture Competition
Gareth Hoskins Architects are one of only four British practices shortlisted for the new £38m National Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
Final submission Feb 2007
Location: Warsaw, Poland
British Embassy Warsaw
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Invited competition – 3 winners out of 11 entries
Motlawa Apartments International Open Competition, Gdansk
Old Town area near Motlawa river in Gdansk, Poland
competition open for architects / students
Apr – Jul 2007
Polish Solidarity Centre Competition, Gdansk
Winner: Fort, Poland
Announced Dec 2007
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