public buildings2018 Pawiak Prison Museum of Warsaw 2017 Music Academy in Cracow, PL 2016 Science Island Building 2014.6 Hungarian Museum of Architecture & Foto Museum 2014 Softmobility City 2013.6 Public Library&Municipality 2013 1st geo-thermal resort in Poland 2010.6 World War II Museum, Gdańsk PL 2010.4 Izabelin Town Planning Mixed Use and Health Center 2008.6 Academy of Fine Arts 2007 Cultural Center branch - Cultural Club 2005 Museum of Architecture 2004 Pilsudski Square Warsaw PL
On the site of the Pawiak Prison Museum of Warsaw, we presented our idea for a new museum. Besides the extension of the existing building, we have proposed a 3-4 level vertical park, in the historic site of the former women prison department called “Serbia”. We had also planned to mark the layout of the whole complex in the city space, with carefully chosen means of landscape architecture. Extension, due to its architectural form, will generate a shadow, a vital element to recall emotions of terror, inspired by the “Pawiak” name itself. The 3-dimensional, distorted lower part of the elevation is a reference to pressure, which would be a term immediately associated with the oppressive history of the place. The overall form of the proposed building, pictures the strength of purpose of those who when confronted with the nationalist oppression, still kept fighting for freedom and universal values of humanity. We didn’t exclude references to the destroyed historic building. The height of the planned extension will be exactly as the historic men prison building. The roof pitch will mimic the one provided with the design of H.Marconi (1820). Around the planned extension, an open-air exhibition will be accessible, regardless of the opening hours of the museum. The project challenges the consciousness of visitors and confronts them with the history of the place. It will be an answer to the usual question regarding the MPP: Where is it?