Architecture and Design
See how Polish designers and architects are changing the world around them. Discover their most interesting works, which often set global trends.
The Kraków Nativity Scene Contest Exhibition in Celestat
The first edition of the contest was organized in 1937 by the Municipal Art Propaganda Office of the Kraków Municipal Board, and was initiated by Jerzy Dobrzycki, the then director of the Office.
Poland’s creative industry promoted in Copenhagen
Thanks to the efforts of the Polish Embassy in Copenhagen, Danes were given the opportunity to become acquainted with the most interesting Polish industrial design projects.
A quiet place in the Polish "House of Cards"
Houses of paper? The idea is as original, as it is viable. Polish architects have an idea for houses built of paper cards, intended for refugees or people whose houses have been destroyed by natural disasters.
Polish architects awarded in European garden design competition
Polish architects have received second prize in the 2018 European Garden Award competition's "innovative contemporary concept or design of a park or garden" category.
Winners of the Cursed Soldiers Museum project announced
The MOC architectural studio of Katowice has been announced as the winner of a competition to design and build Warsaw’s Museum of Cursed Soldiers & Political Prisoners in the Polish People’s Republic. The results of the competition were announced in Warsaw.
Polish museum named World Building of the Year
The National Museum and Dialogue Centre in Szczecin, in Poland's northwest, has been named World Building of the Year 2016.
Legendary Syrena to hit Polish roads again
After a 30-year break, the Syrena, a legendary Polish car manufactured between 1957 and 1983, will appear on Polish roads again. And, with a little bit of luck, it will come in two versions.
Polish student designs luxury yachts
A student of architecture at the Gdańsk University of Technology is one of the world’s best luxury yacht designers. Marlena Ratajska is one of the six finalists of the ShowBoats Design Awards in the Young Designer of the Year 2016 category.
Warsaw Jewish museum declared 'European Museum of the Year'
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw has received the European Museum of the Year Award. - thenews.pl
Bollywood’s Polish film city
Three students of architecture at the Poznan University of Technology have won the opportunity to design a film city in Mumbai as part of the “Film City Tower | Mumbai: Bollywood Re-Imagined” competition.
Poland carves out place on world’s architectural map
The Szczecin Philharmonic, the Silesian Museum in Katowice and Warsaw’s POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews are deemed to be among the most distinguished works of modern architecture. While Polish architect studios continue to collect coveted projects, Poland also attracts the world’s most famous architects, who are taking on ambitious assignments across the country.
Oskar Zięta’s furniture of the future
The work of famous Polish architect and designer Oskar Zięta has been on display at internationally acclaimed exhibitions all over the world, including the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Now, his creative gems are part of a Polish plan for a space centre on Mars.
Poland’s Passion for Patterns
Propelled by a newfound passion for pattern, a new generation of Polish designers is making a name for itself internationally.
Museum at coal mine site
Pieces of Tadeusz Kantor’s stage sets, graphics by Leon Tarasiewicz and paintings by Nikifor, the famous primitivist, will be on display at the new, ultra-modern building of the Silesian Museum in Katowice, which opens to the public on 26 June.
Polish car designers
The luxury Aston Martin DBS and the Ferrari California, the economical Alfa Romeo Giuglietta and the Tata Indica Vista—it is not widely known that the world’s most popular cars have been designed by Poles.
How do you design a Ferrari?
“In order to be a successful car designer, you need to dedicate your entire life to the process. I had decided on my future career at the age of five”, Janusz Kaniewski, the most famous Polish car designer, who also worked with Ferrari, told Polska.pl in an interview shortly before his sudden death on 9 May.
Hansens’ House in Szumin
It is the only Polish building listed in the international index of modernist family houses – Iconic Houses Network.
Young Polish Fashion Conquers the World
Renowned personalities from the world of fashion are expected at the April Fashion Week Poland in Łódź.
A shared history of all Poles
Today, the 80-year-old building of the Maritime Station at 1 Polska Street in Gdynia houses an Emigration Museum, the first of its kind in Poland.
A musical symbol of Szczecin
Szczecin Filharmonic Hall named Greatest Contemporary Architecture Piece in Europe! It received the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.
Modernity in the Silesian brick
The new home of the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice is located in one of the most modern philharmonic buildings in the world.
Shakespeare Theatre back in Gdansk
The Gdansk Shakespeare is the first seat of a dramatic theatre constructed from scratch in Poland after the Second World War.
Green houses made in Poland
It uses rainwater to flush toilets and has filters on window air conditioning units that do not let exhaust fumes inside. Designed by Polish engineers, the Multi-dwelling Urban Building 2030 sets construction standards that will become binding in the EU in 16 years.
Museum of Life
Warsaw Museum of the History of Polish Jews shows Poland as a meeting point of different cultures, languages and religions.
European Solidarity Centre
Heroes of the Solidarity movement will be giving guided tours to the first visitors of the European Solidarity Centre, which opened in Gdansk on 30 August.
Polish designers set global trends
American politicians wear their jewellery while critics put Polish designs on the covers of coffee-table books about art.
Revival of design from behind the Iron Curtain
Furniture, clothes and everyday objects reflecting the best design made during Communist times are now iconic.
Tasteful and ingenious projects by Polish industrial designers decorate interiors all over the world and win prestigious awards.
Baltic Sea Art Park
Polish architects from the Warsaw WXCA architectural firm won an international competition for a design of a floating art gallery of the Baltic Sea states that will be built in the city of Pärnu, Estonia.
Polish architects score major international success
A team of Polish architects, Paweł Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski, are the winners of the 2017 Skyscraper Competition.
100 x Independence
In 2018, a special year in which Poland and many other countries celebrate anniversaries of their independence, the Poster Museum in Wilanów is hosting an extraordinary exhibition prepared by the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in cooperation with 17 artistic design schools from all over the world. Their aim is to answer the question of how design students interpret the meaning of the word “independence”.
Slavs competed with the Vikings on these boats
Specialists from the National Maritime Museum in Tczew began the reconstruction of the 12th-century Slavic boat salvaged from the bottom of the Bay of Puck.
Unique knife of an early medieval scribe discovered in Pasym
Unique knife used by early medieval scribe has been discovered in the Pasym castle (Warmia and Mazury). The VIII-IX century knife is the only such object known from Poland. The closest similar objects come from Great Britain, Frisia or Norway.