TFN’s Blanka Konopka looks at the top five award-winning designs.
Situated in the town of Lubomierz in Lower Silesia, the project has now been cited by design bible White Mad as a standout example of innovation.
Decorating the façade of the former Saturn factory in Warsaw’s Wawer district, the work by Domicella Bożekowska and commissioned in 1965 was intended to “introduce contemporary art beyond art galleries, as well as to raise the cultural knowledge of the so-called working class.”
TFN talks to Mirosław Nizio, the man who has reinvented the museum experience as we know it.
The fragments offer precious examples of the capital’s architecture over the centuries through details from door handles to tiles.
Through Brezhnev and the bad times to its sparkling reinvention, TFN looks at the highs and lows of Warsaw’s central station.
Staring majestically over the Lower Oder Valley, and offering stunning views over where the River Oder forks into two, the woodland structure has triggered a wave of public appreciation.
The design of the station’s buildings will include eco-friendly solutions to make the station self-sufficient in energy as well as smog-fighting paving slabs, which will convert toxic exhaust fumes into harmless substances, a wall of air-cleaning plants on the roof of the planned parking and a rainwater collection system.
Located in the heart of Warsaw, the new benches have a striking simplicity, consisting of a row of smooth wooden slats supported by a frame, with no back or armrests.
Described as one of Warsaw’s greatest heroes, Jan Zachwatowicz’s defining project has previously been inducted onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List.