Warsaw Museum of Modern Art Competition: Warszawa MoMA

Warsaw Museum of Modern Art Competition, Polish Building Contest, Architects, Images

Warszawa MoMA : Architektura + Architekci

Key Warsaw Building, Poland – design by Christian Kerez, architect

17 Mar 2008

Warsaw Museum of Modern Art

Competition, Poland
2007-
Design: Christian Kerez
winner

Warsaw MoMA Contest

International competition, Honor mention
2007
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

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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.

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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


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