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IBA Stuttgart 2027: Backnang West
location: Backnang, Germany
project: 2020, competition entry, final selection

 

 

Wir lernen aus Krisen, globalen oder persönlichen, wertzuschätzen, was verloren gegangen ist oder gehen könnte.

Die Wohnungsbaukrisen, das Infrage stellen des politischen Modells der westlichen Welt, die Weltwirtschaftskrise 2008, der Klimawandel und eine globale Pandemie sind Gefahren, denen wir alle ausgesetzt sind. Wir blicken zurück, um Werte und gute Lösungen zu finden und freuen uns auf den Wandel zum Besseren. Auf Grundlage der Erfahrungen mit diesen Themen haben wir als Gesellschaft unser Handeln zu überdenken.

Es stellt sich die Frage nach einem veränderten Umgang mit den natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen, der Wirtschaftsform, der Lebensmittel- und Energieproduktion, dem Handwerk, dem Verkehr, dem Wohnen und Leben.

Das Projekt reflektiert diese Fragestellungen wie auch den jeweiligen Stand der Entwicklung. Der Ansatz soll als ein resilientes Programm verstanden werden, das es auf die tatsächlichen Lebensbedingungen der kommenden Generationen anzupassen gilt, und insofern nicht eine abschließende Antwort darstellt.

Zu allererst stellt das Projekt eine Verbindung zur historischen Altstadt und der neuen Entwicklung an der Oberen Walke her. Es strebt eine gegenseitige Ergänzung dieser drei verschiedenen Stadtteile an, die gemeinsam mehr können und so ein ausgewogeneres Leben ermöglichen. Das Rückgrat dieser Entwicklung ist die ?Productive Road?, die nicht nur Teile miteinander verbindet, sondern durch die an sie angelagerten Nutzung zum Lebenskern der Stadt und Ihrer Quartiere wird. Die immer wieder abknickende Linie zieht schon heute die Menschen an und wird durch Ihre Lage auch in Zukunft Stadt begründende Funktionen wie neue und saubere Produktion anziehen. In Ihrer städtischen Form steht sie dabei im Kontrast zu der durch die Stadt mäandernden grünen Murr, die große städtische Grünflächen miteinander verbindet. So generieren diese beiden sich kreuzenden Helices sich gegenseitig ergänzend einen genetischen Citycode, die DNA von Backnang.

Dieses Rückgrat enthält lebendige Freiräume bestehend aus historischen und zeitgemäßen Elementen. Der Erhalt von bestehender Substanz hat dabei viele Gesichter. So zum Beispiel den Erhalt von Form und Funktion, wie am am Beispiel des Technikforums zu sehen. Oder aber neue Funktionen in alter Haut, wie es an der heutigen Sportschule Samurai, dem von uns “Tempel” getauften Gebäude geschehen soll, wo in prominenter Lage Kultur neu aufleben wird. Wieder eine andere Erscheinung ist die Transformation mit Reduktionen und Erweiterungen, wie sie der komplexen Gebäudestruktur im Quartier 6B neues Leben einhauchen soll. Hier wird ein von der Nutzung gemischter Baukörper entstehen, der sowohl Wohnen als auch Gewerbe ermöglichen wird. Daneben gibt es aber auch Relikte, die in Gänze erhalten und weiter genutzt werden, wie die dominanten Gastanks im Murrbogen von Quartier 3.

Dank unterschiedlicher Qualitäten und Bedarfe können all diese Bauten als Gedächtnis der Stadt die Bewohner wie auch Besucher durch die Stadt und ihre Geschichte führen. Manche von ihnen können auch als temporäre Übergangsräume dienen, bevor eine Entwicklung abgeschlossen ist. Alle von ihnen aber begründen eine Identität am jeweiligen Ort.

Gleichzeitig berücksichtigt das Projekt auch neue Gebäude und alle neuen Bürger mit verschiedensten kulturellen Hintergründen, Nationalitäten, Altern und Einkommen. Es gibt Alleinstehende und Familien, die Wohnungen von Bauträgern kaufen. Es gibt private und öffentliche Wohnungsbaugenossenschaften, die sich für unkommerzielle Wohnräume einsetzen. Es gibt auch Menschen, die auf Unterstützung angewiesen sind und ein Zuhause in einer der staatlich oder privat errichteten Sozialwohnungen finden können.

Diese unterschiedlichen Bewohner ermöglichen eine große Diversität an Wohn- und Wohnungstypologien vielfältigster Qualitäten. Zusätzlich stechen neben den Wohnungen für Familien und Co-Living Angeboten die außergewöhnlichen Beispiele der IBA-Häuser hervor. Diese Gebäude, nah am Fluss im häufig überfluteten Bereich, fordern Architekten heraus, neue Ideen zu suchen und Lösungen für die Probleme zu finden, die mit dem Klimawandel immer mehr in den Fokus rücken. Der experimentelle Charakter dieser Häuser wird nicht nur für die Bewohner, sondern für alle eine Bereicherung sein, die diese als Beispiel für eigene Bauvorhaben nehmen können. Auf diese Weise werden sie Teil einer globalen Forschung nach neuen resilienten Strukturen sein, die sich mit den Problematiken des steigenden Meeresspiegels, unvorhersehbarer Wetterbedingungen und dem Zusammenleben von Mensch und Natur beschäftigen. Jede Wohneinheit hat Zugang zu privaten und semi-privaten Freiräumen in Form von Gründächern, Balkonen und großzügigen Terrassen. Alle neuen Gebäude sind dank einer Geschosshöhe von 3,5m und 4,5m, Säulenstrukturen und einer intelligenten Platzierung der Kerne variabel umbau- und -nutzbar für neue Grundrisse und Funktionen. Das System von Photovoltaik-Panels auf nahezu Nullenergiehäusern ermöglicht es den Bewohnern, die überschüssig produzierte Energie im Nachbarschaftsnetzwerk mittels einer Blockchain-Technologie zu teilen und gemeinsam zu nutzen. Darüber hinaus hilft die aus der Sonne gewonnene Energie Heiz- und Kühlsystemen, die Abwasser, das Erdreich, Luft oder Produktionsemissionen nutzen, die Raumtemperaturen anzupassen.

Die Menschen werden wieder mit der Natur und ihren Limitierungen verbunden und die Stadt wird zum Fluss hin geöffnet.

Während der Stellenwert der Wohnung steigt und das Homeoffice die Ansprüche der Menschen an die Behaglichkeit und Nutzbarkeit ihrer Lebensräume verändert hat, bietet die Stadt aufgrund des ökonomischen Wandels von linearen Industriesystemen hin zu einer Kreislaufwirtschaf nach wie vor viele Funktionen in ihren Erdgeschossen. Dies bringt den gesamten Prozess von Produktion oder Lebensmittelversorgung zum Vorschein, was wiederum das Bewusstsein der Menschen über Konsum, Arbeit und Abfall stärkt. Letzteres fungiert in dem neuen Modell als wertvolle Ressource, die die Wirtschaft, die wir kannten, nachhaltig in eine saubere und regenerative Richtung verändert.

Startups, verrückte Erfinder, unabhängige Roboter, Reparatur- und Recyclingwerkstätten können um die ?Productive Road? herum gefunden werden, die sich durch die gesamte Stadt zieht. Im lokalen Handelszentrum teilen sich Unternehmer Dinge wie High-Tech Maschinen, Anlagen und Räumlichkeiten, was Synergien fördert. Das Metabolic Village stellt einen großartigen Raum für Experimente und urbane Produktion dar, hier könnten größere Maschinen untergebracht werden.

Teilen und Teilhabe ist nicht nur im Wohnen und Arbeiten sichtbar, sondern auch im Verkehr. Dank strategisch verteilter Mobilitätsstationen und Parkhäusern teilen sich die Bewohner Fahrräder, Roller und Autos. Die Quartiersgaragen funktionieren in Schichten, abends und nachts für die Menschen, die in der Nachbarschaft wohnen und tagsüber für diejenigen, die zu Arbeiten dorthin kommen. Die geplanten Parkhäuser können in der Zukunft aufgrund der leicht anpassbaren konstruktiven Strukturen umfunktioniert werden und so neue Funktionen erhalten oder abgebaut und an einem anderen Ort auf der Welt wieder aufgebaut werden.

Das Projekt benutzt das Gelände nicht als Carte Blanche für utopische Ideen eines Architekten. Viel mehr ist es eine Eutopie, die nach der besten Lösung aus dem gesammelten Wissen sucht, auf Gebautes aufbaut und sich seiner aktuellen Grenzen bewusst ist.

 

 

architect:
ANALOG PLUS, COQUI-MALACHOWSKA-COQUI, YELLOW ZET
Analog plus team:
Artur Górski, Katarzyna Gromek, Aleksandra Milanowska, Elżbieta Zdebel, Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Mateusz Modzelewski

 

A7 

Single Family House
location: Great Koszalin Area
project: 2021
realisation: 2021-22 

 

 

 

architect:
ANALOG, Koszalin, Szczecin
design team:
Rafał Taracha, Mateusz Modzelewski
status:
building permit design

more: analog-house.com 

 

BO45

Residential Building
location: Koszalin 
project: 2020-21 
realisation: 2021-23

 

 

architect: 
ANALOG, Koszalin, Szczecin 
design team: 
Rafał Taracha, Mateusz Modzelewski, Agata Budzik, 
status:
building permit design

COG

Cognitarium: Academic Information Center and Library
location: Koszalin
project: 2020, competition entry 

 

 

architect:
ANALOG, Szczecin 
project team:
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Mateusz Modzelewski, Michał Pietrusiewicz 

 

MYSZ

City Center
location: MYSZKOW
project: 2020, competition entry 

architect:
ANALOG, Szczecin 
project team:
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Katarzyna Maliszewska, Rafał Sliwa

City Center

Competition entry for the City Center of Myszków. 

more about the project: here 

PAR

Parking House in the Culture Zone
location: Katowice
project: 2020, competition entry, mention

 

Strefa Kultury to miejsce szczególne nie tylko w skali Katowic ale także w skali całego Śląska. Zmarły nie tak dawno śląski architekt Stanisław Niemczyk nazywał często to miejsce Śląskim Akropolis.  

Atrakcyjność inwestycyjna tego miejsca w Katowicach sprawia, że wokół strefy kultury powstają kolejne komercyjne budynki, które swoimi rozmiarami zaczynają dominować nad terenem. Celem tego projektu jest odpowiednia reakcja na ten proces i zaprojektowanie właściwej formy wewnątrz Strefy, która nie konkuruje z komercyjnymi budynkami, ale stanowi autonomiczny obiekt pośród innych, niezwykle istotnych dla całego Śląska budynków publicznych. 

Budynek parkingu wielopoziomowego podzielony został na dwie, zróżnicowane pomiędzy sobą wizerunkowo części. Ukryta w skarpie, niewidoczna część podziemna i stojąca na niej, odpowiedzialna za wizerunek część nadziemna. Regularna, sześcienna forma widocznej części parkingu jest nieosłoniętą strukturą budynku, która wyznacza wewnętrzną kubaturę o wymiarach czterdzieści cztery na czterdzieści cztery na czterdzieści cztery metry, podzieloną na dziesięć części.

Optymalne wymiary poziome dla zorganizowania miejsc postojowych i ramp stanowią o pragmatyzmie konstrukcji a uniwersalna wysokość kondygnacji o ambicji w jej przyszłym użytkowaniu. W myśl zasady, iż dana funkcja budynku trwa krócej niż trwałość materiałów konstrukcyjnych oraz zdecydowanie krócej niż oddziaływanie w przestrzeni publicznej autonomicznej formy.

Zderzenie pragmatyzmu i ambicji stanowi strategię, która ma produktywnie zdefiniować charakter całego projektu.

Budynek parkingu będzie dla wielu przyjeżdżających pierwszą przestrzenią architektoniczną witającą gości Strefy Kultury, symboliczną bramą wejściową. Dzięki odpowiedniej wysokości będzie też elementem identyfikującym Strefę Kultury a także punktem pozwalającym na zorientowanie się w terenie.

Ponadczasowa forma ma zapewnić obiektowi trwałość estetyczną co razem z odpowiednią wysokością kondygnacji pozwoli na długowieczne użytkowanie budynku, wykraczające daleko poza planowaną na dziś funkcją parkingową. W związku z tym, że funkcja jest najkrótszym elementem życia budynku istotne jest z punktu poszanowania zasobów naturalnych, aby budynek mógł żyć swoim życiem niezależnie od niej. Rozsądna ekologicznie perspektywa czasowa dla budowanych dziś obiektów to 150-200 lat. 

W przypadku zmniejszania się potrzeb parkingowych miasta, parking może stopniowo wypełniać się inną funkcją, na przykład stawać się może miejscem, w którym przechowywane będą znikające pozostałości śląskiej kultury przemysłowej. Dzisiejszy budynek parkingowy mógłby się stać w przyszłości MAGAZYNEM PAMIĘCI ŚLĄSKA. 

english version will follow. 

 

architect:
ANALOG, Szczecin 
project team:
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Mateusz Modzelewski, Rafał Taracha

 

 

Competition, mention 

Parking Building in the Culture Zone in Katowice got mention. 

more about the project: here 

Kruh 2015-2018

Interview for Kruh published in “Jina Perspektiva”, in Czech. 

 

Factory Full of Life in A&B 09/2020 

Anna Cymer about the life of the Factory Full of Life. 

more about the project: here

Lecture in Warszawa.

Architecture Evening with Piotr Smierzewski organized by ARCH_event. Many thanks to all for coming to the lecture, foto: arch_event

Analog wins the 2020 Architizer A+Award

Congratulations! It is my pleasure to inform you that FACTORY FULL OF LIFE has been selected as the 2020 Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice Winner in the Unbuilt Commercial category.

The Architizer A+ Popular Choice Winners were selected by the online voting public after a 10 day campaign garnering over 400,000 votes. This is an unparalleled honor. With entries from over 100 countries, your work truly represents the best of architecture worldwide.

Marc Kushner
Founder, Architizer

more about the project: here 

CIK

Culture Centre
location: Komorów 
projekt: 2019, competition entry 

architect:
ANALOG, Szczecin 
project team:
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Katarzyna Maliszewska, Mateusz Modzelewski, Rafał Śliwa 

 

Culture Center

Competition entry for the Culture Center in Komorow by Warszawa. 

more about the project: here

Lecture in Jelenia Góra

Piotr Smierzewski opened the next edition of lecture series KASA, which is organized by SARP Jelenia Góra. 

MW in ARCH 57

Arch 57 about the competition for the Wyspianski Museum as a part of National Museum in Cracow

2020

 

Academy of Music

Competition entry for the Academy of Music in Katowice. 

more about the project: here 

AM

Academy of Music
location: Katowice
project: 2019, competition

architect:
ANALOG, Szczecin
project team:
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Justyna Kolka, Mateusz Modzelewski, Rafał Śliwa, Szymon Zajączkowski, 

Museum of Wyspianski Competition: Final Selection

architect:
ANALOG, Szczecin
project team:
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Artur Górski, Katarzyna Maliszewska, Rafał Śliwa, Justyna Kolka 

more about the project: here

Lecture in Poznan.

Architecture Evening with Piotr Smierzewski organized by ARCH_event. Many thanks to all for coming to the lecture, foto: arch_event

MW

Museum of Wyspiański
location: Kraków
project: 2019, competition, the FINAL Selection

architect:
ANALOG, Szczecin
project team:
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Artur Górski, Katarzyna Maliszewska, Rafał Śliwa, Justyna Kolka 

Meta 42, Wrocław

DS

Students’ Housing for University in Poznań
location: Poznań, Morasko 
project: 2019, competition entry 

 

 

architect:
ANALOG, Koszalin, Szczecin 
project team:
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Igor Klyus, Artur Górski, Rafał Śliwa

Students’ Housing in Poznan, Morasko 

Competition entry for the Students’ Housing of The University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Morasko. 

architect:
ANALOG, Szczecin 
project team:
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Artur Górski, Igor Klyus, Rafał Śliwa 

more about the project: here

Panel discussion in Rome:

Far from the city: international experiences on periurban growth and satellite cities. 

An annual event, Perspective is a major opportunity to develop new contacts, learn about new worlds, and find new business opportunities. Taking advantage of the international network developed over the years by The Plan magazine, Perspective brings together the full range of sector operators: long-standing and up-andcoming architecture, engineering and consultancy firms, avant-garde research units, developers and real estate operators at the top end of the contemporary architecture market, as well as main contractors.  

Lecture in Lodz.

Architecture Evening with Piotr Smierzewski organized by ARCH_event. Many thanks to all for coming to the lecture, foto: arch_event 

1st Prize in the Competition for the City Center of Dabrowa Gornicza

architect: 
ANALOG, Szczecin 
project team: 
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Artur Górski, Igor Klyus, Rafał Śliwa 

more about the project: here 

 

FPZ

Factory Full of Life (Fabryka Pełna Życia), City Center of Dabrowa Gornicza
location: Dabrowa Gornicza
project: 2018-2019, competition, 1st Prize

 

 

Dąbrowa Górnicza is an example of a typical 19th-century industrial town consisting of a place to work (factory) and a place to sleep (house or flat).  Despite several attempts made in the past (1950s), the city has not yet developed a central public space which is more than a road from home to work and back. 

The favourable economic situation caused the city to make another attempt to create central, urban public space.  The opportunity appeared when the city bought the DEFUM machine tools factory, which had stayed idle for a few years, in the very centre of the city.  These former factory buildings, located just behind the Zagłębie Culture Palace, will be the ground for the city centre that Dąbrowa Górnicza has never had.  It was unusual and unique in Poland that the design stage was preceded by a broad public consultation which lasted many months and, during which, the residents could not only discuss the future character of the centre but also take part in prototyping the future public space. 

The centre of Dąbrowa Górnicza is characterised by a variety of architectural forms built in different periods (socialist realism, the modernism of the ’60s and ’70s), which the project organises and emphasises its uniqueness to finally follow it up. The concept tries to sew together and combine the parts of the city created at the intersection of former steelworkers’ and miners’ residential districts and the two most important industrial plants by CONTINUING URBANISTIC CHANGES initiated in the 1950s. The identity of a place is created not only by objects which were built but also by those which have never been realised i.e. living in collective memory existing only in the form of photographs, mock-ups, etc. The project deliberately reaches for this first vision of the city centre, which exists only on paper, as it enters into dialogue with it and picks up its most valuable aspects.  

The concept the ANALOGUE city centre project is based on connecting the places important for the residents and cutting out a public square at the crossroads of these paths. The RYNEK FABRYCZNY (FACTORY MARKET) (space cut out of the facility) is created among post-industrial buildings; distinct in its character, complementing the larger and more representative Plac Wolności (an object located in the space).  The main assumption of the factory area is the DIVERSITY OF DEVELOPMENT (diverse types of architecture), which involves intensive use at any time of day or year.  A hall, basilica, courtyard as well as linear low and high buildings – old and new (formal variety of architecture) – undergo metamorphosis and transform based on the timeless logic of this place; they create a composition understandable from the pedestrian,s level, which is only a background or space for vibrant life taking place here. 

The buildings of the former factory have been treated as liberated spatial potential for urban activity which will develop here naturally thanks to close contact with a wide range of users. A street revealing a cross-section of halls was introduced to increase the accessibility of the space and the possibility of intersecting as many of the residents, routes as possible. Dividing the heavy architecture into several independent forms makes it easier to access the area and makes the perimeter of each newly created building or quarter ready to absorb new functions. As a result, the once inaccessible centre of the factory was fully opened and connected to existing streets with their characteristic facades. 

After verifying the technical condition and architectural values of the existing buildings, it was decided to remove some of them in order to create a square inside the former DEFUM factory, not next to it. The existing halls were developed in diverse ways, complementing them with new facilities of commercial functions such as services and retail trade on the ground floor and apartments and office space on the upper floors.  The identifying element of the new centre of Dąbrowa Górnicza is a tower building located at the factory market with a scenic view.  The counterpoint for the tower building is the “lying” office building which occupies the whole opposite frontage of the market.  Both new buildings in the heart of the factory have been evenly matched through façade perforation and brick coloured architectural concrete.  The entire complex forms a clear, cohesive whole that distinguishes itself from the surrounding buildings, which emphasises its individuality. 

New facilities were built from material originating from the demolition of existing facilities.  The character of the new buildings within the FPŻarea refers – with its form (long, elongated forms of industrial halls) and materials (brick, sheet metal, profile glass etc.) – to the existing buildings. The open space of the interiors of the former industrial halls was the main design priority for the adaptation to the new function.  

The concept of FPŻ assumes the neutrality of functional solutions allowing the residents to independently decide how to use the space by leaving the space functionally undefined. 

 

architect: 
ANALOG, Szczecin 
project team: 
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Artur Górski, Igor Klyus, Rafał Śliwa, Rafał Taracha, Justyna Kolka
landscape architecture:
Marta Chrząszczyk

status: 
detailed concept design

 

Publications: 
M. Kapołka, Pełnia Życia, Architektura i Biznes 09.2019
Dąbrowa Górnicza doczeka się centrum z prawdziwego znaczenia, Gazeta Wyborcza, 19.12.2019 
A. Cymer, Dać życie fabryce, Architektura i Biznes, 09.2020

Awards: 
A+AWARDS 2020, Winner
the Plan Award 2020, shortlisted 

 

About the architecture and peripheral location for Versopolis Poetry. 

more: here

 

One could say that you?re a specialist in provincial architecture. For the last twenty years, you?ve been designing architecture out of Koszalin ? yet not just for medium-sized cities like the one you?re based in, but also for regional metropolises such as Katowice. 

I wouldn?t use the word ?provincial? in this context ? to me, provincialism is a state of mind, a certain level of consciousness rather than a fact dictated by geographical location. I founded my first studio in Poland with a view to working in a smaller city. I wanted to have more time for architecture to be able to do it better. To not lose time on unnecessary things like commuting to and from work or going to other places we have to visit every day. It was important to have time for local projects and nationwide architectural competitions. One can work a little differently in the periphery. Time passes somewhat slower. Now, of course, you can do all that in a large city if you live and work within a single district, where you also have access to the kind of architectural culture that was basically non-existent when I was starting out in Poland. It just wasn?t there twenty years ago. Whether we talk about Warsaw, Gdańsk or Koszalin, it was all just emerging and barely there at all.

What do you mean by architectural culture?

To me, architectural culture is a type of atmosphere that fosters an exchange of views, a presentation of creative attitudes. Exhibitions on architecture, professional literature and magazines, architects coming with guest lectures? Twenty years ago the level was equal everywhere or, to put it bluntly, none of that was happening, whether you were in the centre or the periphery. Even prestigious schools and universities did not invite any guest lecturers. On many occasions, that had to do with our sense of inferiority, a fear that such guests would make us look bad in the eyes of students. Things are different now. More and more people care about architecture, because it defines the space we leave in, and ? as society ? we started paying attention to that about that a while ago. In small towns this architectural culture is still developing very slowly, but large cities are already hosting guest architects from all over the world. There are exhibitions, debates organised by various bodies. Architectural pavilions are cropping up, meeting places where one can talk about architecture. I see a clear association here with the emergence and consolidation of the civil society. There are many new organisations – foundations, associations that deal with architecture and organise a lot of events related to it. Others that have existed for a long time began to act more courageously and intensely through the inflow of young people. Multinational companies selling their products in Poland began to base their marketing on the promotion of architecture. A lot has changed in that respect. The cultural offer in terms of architecture is much broader in large cities. In the periphery, though, even now not a lot is happening. 

We are having this conversation in Szczecin, where there?s quite a lot going on, but it?s still incomparable to the offer we?ve got in Warsaw. And in Berlin, which is just round the corner, you can pick and choose between architectural events basically every day. So perhaps it is a question of geography after all?

In the case of Berlin, the important thing is that it?s not just a German, but a European metropolis. The point of reference changes. This peripheral location, provincialism depends on the point of reference. Is Koszalin a peripheral city with respect to, say, Wrocław? Probably. And is Wrocław a provincial city with respect to Berlin? I guess. Is Berlin provincial with respect to New York? Maybe. It all depends on the reference point. 

When you?re looking at the last 20-25 years in Polish architecture, do you see any changes in this centre-periphery dichotomy?

Architecture is getting better and better, for one simple reason. There are more and more construction projects, and Polish architects have an opportunity to learn from their mistakes in subsequent designs. When you design your fifth or sixth office building, if you?re smart, you try to constantly improve. We have really great studios designing very good commercial architecture that we don?t have to be ashamed of internationally. I don?t see commercial architecture as a derogatory term, quite the contrary ? this is the type of architecture that?s being built most frequently and has a considerable influence on what our cities look like. 

These changes aren?t as visible or huge in the periphery, though.

At the moment, the largest share of construction projects are office and residential buildings. In the periphery, the demand for office buildings is much lower and residential projects are governed by minimum investment costs. Architects from smaller centres have fewer opportunities to see their designs come to life, as there?s just not that much architecture being built. Only a realised project enables you to learn. The boom we?ve seen for a while mostly concerns large cities. It?s cumulated there. This is where architects can work and improve their quality. Of course, some local projects are also done by architects from the centre. Most often because the investor is from the centre and picks the architect he usually works with. At other times, local investors may pick an architect from the metropolis hoping to make their project more prestigious.

This mechanism is also present in metropolises. A world-famous architectural studio means great accolade for the project and everyone talking about it.

Even in Poland you already have star architects employed for large development projects ? mostly so that the author may make the project famous. It?s also a way of influencing public opinion. There is this unwritten assumption that if you?ve got a great architect, you also have a great project. Most of these projects are strictly commercial and need not be good for the given location. They can be made everywhere. We?re still electrified by news that, say, MVRDV is going to make a building in Wrocław. This is such a big thing that hardly anyone pays attention to the quality of the project itself. Suffice to find out that BIG is going to make its first building in Poland and what we do is at most glance at the visuals without analysing the project in depth. And locality is important. Pomerania is completely different to Masovia, Lesser Poland or Podlachia. These are entirely distinct areas, shaped in entirely separate cultures, which evolved along very dissimilar paths and were subjected to various influences. One of architecture?s enormous values is that it can reach for this locality. This is why architecture can differ, it doesn?t have to match structures made in the UK or Germany. If we analyse this locality intensely enough, it can bring new developments for architecture. Switzerland is the best example here. On the one hand, Swiss architecture is global, well-known and appreciated all over the world, on the other, it is very much informed by the locality it is rooted in. 

What you say makes me think about your definition of the architect?s role. You say that an architect is a doctor of places. I?m inclined to believe that it?s much easier to treat such peripheral places ? and it?s the periphery that needs such medicine men the most.

Large cities are repaired much faster in Poland. They are running out of plots, empty places and holes to be developed. The construction activity around local centres intensifies so the cities become denser ? and that?s what it?s all about.

When you work locally, you have this opportunity, this advantage of knowing the place where you live and working with a context you may know better than others. Of course, this is not a decisive advantage. Merely a few extra points at the start of project work. But someone coming from a big city and wanting to do good, context-based architecture in the provinces is still able to do it, with the right level of involvement in getting to know the place. That?s something we?ve done in Katowice as architects from the seaside designing the Academic Library in Silesia. We made a conscious attempt to discover this place and adapt to the context. I don?t mean the obvious geometric context, but the multi-layered context that goes beyond the geometry of the place. Enabling a place to become what it?s always wanted to be. 

I think there?s one more thing that distinguishes metropolises, the centre from the provinces and periphery. The bigger the city, the more aware its authorities are of the promotional importance of architecture. Szczecin, for example, already knows that. The number of European awards received by the Szczecin Philharmonic or the ?Przełomy? Dialogue Centre has probably surprised even the authorities.

Yes, that?s true. My only fear is the idea of creating buildings that are meant to be iconic. A building may become iconic, but you can?t design an icon. This approach is a complete reversal of the process. A building becomes an icon because it is perfectly fir for purpose, the architecture is overwhelming and adapted to the given place. This is most frequently the case if projects are implemented following a competition evaluated by a professional jury. In Szczecin, both the Philharmonic and the ?Przełomy? Dialogue Centre were built following international competitions. Unfortunately, this doesn?t really happen outside large cities. Elsewhere, most municipal development projects are created following a public tender, where the overriding value is the lowest price and not the highest quality of architecture.

For twenty years, you?ve been based in Koszalin, a city with a population of 100,000, doing projects all over Poland. Now you?ve opened an additional studio in Szczecin. Why the change?

Limits of the periphery. I wanted to branch out the ANALOG studio into a separate unit that could focus only on competition designs. I wanted to work with young, talented people. Yet it would be hard to persuade them to even temporarily move to a city like Koszalin, if only because of its isolation from the rest of the country in terms of transportation. That,s why I opted for the nearby centre, Szczecin ? a city with amazing potential that unfortunately still waits to be unlocked. Szczecin is a centre/periphery hybrid, a fact that?s best exemplified by a consent to mediocrity: ?for Szczecin it?s enough, it doesn?t have to be any better? ? words you often hear in Koszalin too.  

 

Debate at Budma 2019

?Ecology, sustainable development, innovation. Challenges of architecture in the 21st century ?,  The debate with Jakub Szczęsny, Zbigniew Maćków from Maćków Pracownia Projektowa, Marcin Kościuch from Ultra Architects and Piotr Śmierzewski from Analog was hosted by the editor-in-chief A & B Małgorzata Tomczak . 

photos: AiB

3rd Prize  in the competition for Warsaw University Students Housing 

architect:
ANALOG, Koszalin, Szczecin
project team:
Rafał Śliwa, Michał Czeszejko, Igor Klyus

SH

Student Housing for Warsaw University
location: Warszawa, Służewiec, ul. Sulimy
project: 2018, competition, 3rd Prize

 

 

 

architect:
ANALOG, Szczecin
project team:
Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Igor Klyus, Rafał Śliwa 

 

LO04

 

Residential Building
location: Kolobrzeg, Łopuskiego St. 
project: 2018

 

 

architect: 
ANALOG, Koszalin, Szczecin 
design team: 
Leszek Kassijan-Wicherek, Michał Czeszejko, Igor Klyus, Rafał Śliwa,  
status: 
concept design 

A5

Single Family House
location: Great Kolobrzeg Area
project: 2018-20
realisation: 2020-22

 

architect:
ANALOG, Koszalin, Szczecin
design team:
Rafał Taracha, Leszek Kassijan-Wicherek, Igor Klyus, Sara Majkowicz, Mateusz Modzelewski
status:
before construction

 

3 days with contemporary lithuanian architecture.

Together with Anne Marie Galmstrup and Saimir Kristo we are the part oj international jury to select the projects for “National Award of Architecture in Lithuania”. 

Analog Lecture at the Vilnius Technical University.  

Lecture in Wroclaw.

Architecture Evening with Piotr Smierzewski organized by ARCH_event. Many thanks to all for coming to this “the long” lecture, foto: arch_event 

Study trip to New York. 

Certificate of Achievement

Urban101x: CitiesX, a course of study offered by HarvardX, an online learning initiative of Harvard University through edX. 

OK

Urban Villa Housing Estate
location: Kolobrzeg, Okopowa St. 
project: 2018 

 

architect: 
ANALOG, Koszalin
design team: 
Kinga Zakościelna, Wojciech Wiśniewski
model: 
Maciej Tryba
status: 
concept design 

 

The Plan Award 2018 for Analog. 

The Revitalization Center in Włocławek won The Plan Award 2018 in the Renovation Category. The exhibition of all shortlisted project was shown in Grand Hotel Excelsior in Lido, Venice. 

THE PLAN AWARD is an award created and promoted by THE PLAN to disseminate knowledge of and improve the quality of the work done by designers, academics, critics and students in the architecture, design and city planning fields, thereby promoting debate on topical design and planning themes. Completed and future projects are eligible for the AWARD 

ANALOG in Venice.

We were a part of Perspective EU, for which we prepared a short presentation about our approach to architecture for Research Discussion Panel. 

?Designed as an annual event underpinned by the solid experience of architecture journal THE PLAN, Perspective provides key insights into the world of architecture.?  

BudCud Atlas of Architecture with a few words from ANALOG. 

SGH

Innovation Space for SGH Warsaw School of Economics 
location: Warsaw
project: 2017

 

 

architect:
ANALOG, Koszalin 
project team: 
Maksym Buta, Kinga Zakościelna, Damian Wachoński, Wojciech Wiśniewski, Marta Furmańska 
status:
competition entry  

 

Competition Entry for the Innovation Space of SGH Warsaw School of Economics. 

architect:
ANALOG
project team:
Maksym Buta, Kinga Zakościelna, Damian Wachoński, Wojtek Wiśniewski, Marta Furmańska 

Lecture for Kruh in Prague. 

“KRUH (Circle) was founded in 2001 by a group of architecture students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and it is the only NGO, which operates professionally and continually within the architecture field nowadays. Focus of our activities lies in an ongoing cycle of lectures on architecture held by leading Czech and foreign architects and architecture critics.” 

“In all we do our goal is to create a continuous dialogue about contemporary issues among architects, architecture theorists and public. Our target group consists of architecture students, architects, construction engineers, humanities students and last but not least the general public. This year our programme is focused on “Different perspective” – cycle of 7 lecture and discussion evenings about contemporary architecture. It introduces the current exceptional architecture on the European continent and represents a unique and creative perspectives, which can inspire Czech environment, both professionals and the general public.”  fot. KRUH 

more: www. kruh.info 

Interview

Piotr Smierzewski about new polish architecture for Chech Public Radio Český rozhlas Vltava in Polský institut v Praze.  

CR

Revitalisation Center
location: Włocławek
project: 2017, competition, 1st Prize 
construction: 2018-2020 

 

The project of REVITALISATION CENTRE in Włocławek is an attempt to combine history, present and future times of a place that is to ultimately become a unique experimental laboratory for the planned comprehensive revitalisation of the city centre of Włocławek. The designed facility invites its potential recipients by blurring the border between egalitarian and elite space.

The Revitalisation Centre was designed as a sequence of urban interiors (courtyards) starting from the gate entrance in a historic tenement house on a busy street of 3 Maja and ending in a green participatory garden located in the final segment of the yard. A series of functionally diverse backyard interiors was designed between those elements of the local architecture. Each of these interiors received the design of diverse climate, whilst the homogeneity of this visual assumption was ensured by unification of the walls located on the boundaries of the parcel and the flooring. 

In order to release as much open space as possible for the participatory courtyard,  both outbuildings have been demolished. It was decided to keep the walls of the demolished outbuildings along the border of the parcel to the height of the second storey, and the missing fragments are to be supplemented to an even height with demolition bricks. Unplastered walls clearly define the space for the established Revitalisation Centre, exposing the border between the public zone and the private housing area for talented graduates located just above. Two similar functional elements were installed at the level of the floor into such a clear urban interior: the office wing connected to the existing building and the studio and apartment of a resident artist which is freely  suspended in the courtyard. 

The decision was made to expand and divide the existing building, just like the entire complex, into two functional zones: ground floor and the first floor of a public character, as well as the private second floor and the attic.  The most representative, ?lively? premises of the Revitalisation Centre have been located from the street side, on two lower floors, that is, a cafeteria and a conference room of the Revitalisation Centre. Thanks to such a decision, 3 Maja street will remain active and vibrant in this part of its length, which will provide this space with urban character and ensure the safety of the use of space.

 

architect:
ANALOG, Koszalin
project team: 

Damian Wachoński, Wojciech Wiśniewski, Marta Furmańska, Maksym Buta. 
status:
before construction

 

Piotr Śmierzewski (ANALOG / HS99) will take part of the discussion panel ARCHIBLOK during the next Łódź Design Festival.

The 11th edition of the Łódź Design Festival will take place from 3rd to 8th October and its theme will be OD.NOWA (A.NEW). Exhibitions, lectures, discussion panels and workshops will be focused on the theme of contemporary design in the context of redesigning. 

more: http://www.lodzdesign.com/about-us/2017-edition/ 

 

1st Prize in the competition for the Revitalisation Center in Włocławek. 

architect:
ANALOG, Koszalin
project team: 

Damian Wachoński, Wojciech Wiśniewski, Marta Furmańska, Maksym Buta.  

2017.09 Hamburg 

A3

Single Family House
location: Koszalin
project: 2017-18
construction: 2018-2019

 

 

architect:
ANALOG, Koszalin
project team:
Damian Wachoński, Wojciech Wiśniewski, Marta Furmańska, Kinga Zakościelna
model:
Maciej Zybura
status: 
building permit design 

2017.08 Poznań 

 

With the visit in Nauta office in Rotterdam 

2017.07 Rotterdam

CAL

Center of Local Activity
location: Szczecin
project: 2017, competition entry

 

 

architect:
ANALOG, Koszalin
project team: 
Konrad Garbowski, Daria Achtelik, Augustyna Grzybowska
interior design:
ANALOG / BLAQ 
status: 
competition entry 

SEM

Suburban Villa Housing Estate
location: Great Koszalin Area
project: 2017 

 

architect: 
ANALOG, Koszalin
design team: 
Kinga Zakościelna, Maksym Buta
model: 
Maciej Tryba
status: 
concept design 

Quality: Envisioning a Better World

Piotr Smierzewski’s presentation on 2017 Perspective EU in Venice.
“Designed as an annual event underpinned by the solid experience of architecture journal THE PLAN, Perspective provides key insights into the world of architecture.”  more: The Plan 

Interview for Magazyn Sztuki. 

more at: magazyn sztuki 

Analogowo 

Lecture at TU Poznan. The lecture was a part of Wienerberger Brick Award Lecture Series.  

Made in Koszalin 2016 Award for Morze Architektury (Sea of Architecture).

Morze Architektury is a lecture series organized by SARP Koszalin (Association of Polish Architects), which aims in improving architectural awareness in the local community. The first edition started in January 2016 with the lecture of Stanisław Niemczyk.  

Congress of Polish Culture.

Architecture Table at the Congress of Polish Culture in Warsaw with Jan Sukiennik, Igor Galazkiewicz, Piotr Smierzewski, Jan Strumillo, Krzysztof Mycielski, Hubert Trammer and Tomasz Fudala.  

Michael Webb, Los Angeles-based architectural writer, contributing to Mark, AR, The Plan and other journals on the trip to Poland. 

?Michael Webb is the author of 26 books on modern architecture and design, and has contributed essays to many more. He grew up in London, where he worked at The Times and Country Life magazine, before moving to the U.S. in 1969 to become Programming Director of the American Film Institute. He then curated a major traveling exhibition for the Smithsonian, Hollywood: Legend and Reality, before resuming his writing career. He now lives in Los Angeles when he is not traveling the world to gather material for books and articles. 

Webb is a regular contributor to The Architectural Review, Contract, Frame, Interiors, Mark and The Plan, and has written extensively for Architectural Digest, Domus and The New York Times, among other publications. His reviews appear on formmag.net and in The Architects Newspaper. He is currently preparing a survey of innovative housing solutions and another book on restoring classic modern houses?.  

AW-1.5 Folio 

AW-1.1 Forming 

WZ-2.1 Your Office 

WZ-1.1 Forming 

 

Fall 2016/17 

 

2016.09 Beijing 

 

2016.09 Bucharest  

2016.09 Berlin 

 

AL

ANALOG LIBRARY
location: Koszalin-Lubiatowo
project: 2016-17
construction: 2018 

 

architect:
ANALOG, Koszalin 
status:
concept design 

2016.07 Erfurt 

 

CINiBA at East Centric Arhitext Awards in Bucharest.

Academic Library (CINiBA) has been shortlisted at East Centric Arhitext Awards. East Centric Awards shows projects of remarkable quality implemented in the past five years in East and Central Europe, in five categories: Residential Buildings, Public Buildings, Interior Design, Exterior Design and Regeneration.

We invite you to take part in the second stage of ECA Awards, which comprises public presentations of the authors of the nominated works, public discussions with the Members of the jury, and not least, the lecture given by the President of the jury, Dietmar Feichtinger.

The second stage of the competition will take place between 23rd and 25th of September 2016, in Bucharest.

2016.06 Stuttgart 

 

Lecture: HBC Biberach 

Piotr Smierzewski’s lecture in Biberach: “Prozess und Qualität” 

2016.06 Ulm 

 

06.2016 Biberach

 

2016.05 Wien 

 

Academy of Music

location: Bydgoszcz
project: 2016, competition entry 

 

 

architect:
HS99, Koszalin 
project team:
konrad garbowski, oliwia stachowska, wojciech slupczynski, jacek moczala, adam kulesza
model:
tomasz kudelski
acoustic:
Muller-BBM Berlin 

 

Toronto 01.04-15.04.2016 

 

The Debate “Made in Europe” in The Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw.

“During the meetings accompanying Made in Europe exhibition we want to refer to the discussion started on the Venice Biennale in 2014, about the search for identity and characteristics of European architecture. A part of Wroclaw’s exhibition is the presentation of the “European Identity” project, which consists of 16 films documenting the attempt to answer the question about the identity of European architecture, asked to the representatives of several architectural studios from all over Europe.

Joining the debate opened by the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, we invite you to meetings with designers of structures constructed in Poland that have been shortlisted to the final of the Mies van der Rohe architectural Award. We will ask the invited architects a question about the importance of local projects in the context of thinking about Europe as a mosaic of cultures, places, traditions and technologies. They will talk about how do they understand the specificity of architecture in different countries in the European context and where on such map would they place Polish cities. How the projects implemented in Poland are part of the European architecture identity, how much they are a part of it, or can it even be described?

Giving the voice to architects of different generations, we will ask about their ways of understanding contemporary architecture; both as a material reflection of the diversity of European culture as well as the factor having a visible impact on its unification. ”

more at: Museum of Architecture

21 January, 6:00 p.m. Guests: Romuald Loegler (Atelier Loegler), Marta and Lech Rowiński (Beton Design studio) Moderator: Grzegorz Piątek (Centrum Architektury Foundation)

11 February, 6:00 p.m. Guests: Dariusz Herman, Piotr Śmierzewski (HS99), Zbigniew Maćków (Maćków Design Studio) Moderator: Michał Duda (Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw)

Piotr Smierzewski’s lecture at TU Wroclaw.

“The Faculty of Architecture is one of the best architecture schools in Poland. Our standards were confirmed in 2003 when accreditation was awarded by KAUT (The Accreditation Committee of Technical Universities) and in 2006 The State Accreditation Committee granted accreditation with distinction to the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning. The Faculty awards the doctoral and postdoctoral academic degrees.   Presently the faculty of architecture there are 1620 students taught by 139 academics.

A number of international agreements enable students to undertake short and long term study at main European universities. Students at our faculty can gain extensive theoretical and practical knowledge which prepares them for creative work in the field of architectural design and urban planning, coordination of large multi-branched teams, and individual engineering practice. The education offered at our faculty is a result of the combined effort of both the creators of modern architecture and architectural and urban planning theoreticians. This allows students to gather a truly comprehensive education.” (www.wa.pwr.edu.pl)

Made in Koszalin Award for HS99 

PU83

Apartment House
location: Warszawa, 83 Pulawska St.
project: 2015-16

 

architect: 
HS99, Koszalin 
project team: 
oliwia stachowska, wojciech slupczynski, adam kulesza
status:
concept design

3rd Prize in the competition for the NMK (National Museum Krakow)

NMK (National Museum Krakow) 
location: Krakow
project: competition entry, 3rd Prize, 2015

architect: 
hs99
project team: 
katarzyna bartel, oliwia stachowska, adam kulesza, konrad garbowski, wojciech slupczynski, arkadiusz laskowski, ewelina przeworska, tomasz czolowski,
model: 
tomasz kudelski
status: 
competition entry

Building Footprint: 6123,8 m2
Net Floor Area: 27856,6 m2
Gross Floor Area: 34163,2 m2
Volume:  182503,3 m3

The National Museum in Krakow was established by a resolution of the Krakow City Council on 7 October 1879, as the first national museum institution at a time when the Polish people were deprived of their own statehood and country, which had been appropriated by the partitioning powers. Until the end of World War I it was the only such large museum accessible to the public in the Polish lands, and to this day remains the institution with the largest numbers of collections, buildings and permanent exhibitions. 

In 1934 the construction of the New Building began, based on a design hailed as one of the most modern museum projects in Europe. Regrettably, the outbreak of World War II prevented its completion, and the building was used in its unfinished form till 1970. Its extension was resumed the following year but was not completed until 1990. 

more at: www.mnk.pl 

2015.08 Porto

 

1st Prize in the competition for the Music School in Rybnik. 

Concert Hall for Music School
location: Rybnik
competition: 2015. 1st Prize

architect: 
hs99
project team: 
konrad garbowski, oliwia stachowska, adam kulesza, wojciech slupczynski, jacek moczala
model: 
tomasz kudelski, magda dominiczuk, marta furmanska
akustic: 
Muller-BBM, Berlin

2015.08 Aveiro 

2015.08 Coimbra

2015.08 Lisbon 

2015.08 Wroclaw 

2015.07 Dessau

 

The final critic of students’ works prepared in Roman Rutkowski Design Studio at TU Wroclaw. 

 

2015.06 Berlin  

 

Polska. Architecture in Baku

POLSKA. ARCHITECTURE is a new exhibition of contemporary polish architecture which was organised by Architektura-murator monthly and Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Poland. The exhibition which presents 20 newly constructed buildings (with CINiBA among them) starts on 13th of June in Baku

Arch with Kids Part III 

The Kids from Music School in Koszalin with the visit in architecture office. 

 

Jury:
Life in Architecture II 

The Jury of annual  Life in Architecture Awards (Zycie w Architekturze) organized by leading Polish architectural magazine “Architektura Murator. Piotr Smierzewski along with Dariusz Herman and Wojciech Subalski, Piotr Sarzyński (Polityka) and Katarzyna Krakowiak (ASP Gdansk) are members of President’s Jury which is going to select Nominees for Grand Prix.  

Jury:
Life in Architecture I 

2014.11. Berlin 

 

SA

Administrative Court

location: Wroclaw
project: 2014, competition

 

 

architect: 
HS99, Koszalin

status: 
competition entry

 

 

Debate

Debate about condition of contemporary polish architecture in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. 

Przylesie 

location: Koszalin, Krzyzanowskiego St. 
project: 2014-2015 
construction: 2015-2016 

 

architect: 
HS99, Koszalin 
project architect: 
wojciech slupczynski 
status: 
constructed

Building Footprint: 2009,88 m2
Net Floor Area: 9001,14 m2 
Gross Floor Area: 10553,64 m2
Volume: 33186,88 m3

Mediatheque

Mediatheque 
location: Pila
project: 2014, competition, mention

 

architect: 
HS99, Koszalin
project team:
konrad garbowski, wojciech slupczynski, jacek moczala, adam kulesza
status: 
concept design