The National Museum of the Region of Przemyśl
Nomination for the European Mies van der Rohe Award in 2008.
Mention at the competition SARP Award of the Year 2008.
Special Award for the best architectural implementation with the application of reinforced concrete technology in 2008.
Award at the competition Stone for the best implementations in the category Stone in architecture 2009.
Competition design – 1st award: June 2002.
Construction design: December 2004.
Implementation design: June 2005.
Construction commencement: November 2005.
Implementation: April 2008.
Authors: Ph.D. Arch. Marek Kozień, Ph.D. Arch. Magdalena Kozień-Woźniak, M.Sc. Arch. Katarzyna Kozień-Kornecka.
Architect supervising the design: M.Sc. Arch. Małgorzata Szewczyk. Construction: M.Sc. Mieszko Bakalus.
Industries: TW Engineers, M.Sc. Bogdan Miszczyszyn, ECS Electronic Control System.
Contractor: Rzeszów Engineering. Investor: The National Museum of the Region of Przemyśl
Plot area: 4 859 m ².
Development area: 1 665 m ².
Net area: 5 287 m ².
Cubature: 27 345 m ³.
Investment cost: 20 000 000 PLN net.
The object is constructed of the main block and two stone, sculptural forms – "Forts" – whose interior includes exhibition spaces mostly.
Fort I – the entrance zone making an independent element in the square. It is connected with the museum by means of some hung platforms and a glassed-in gallery.
The hall combines the elementary functions of the museum, such as exhibition rooms, a multipurpose room and a library. Above it, there is a gift shop with museum publications and a café bar; on the roof, there is a view terrace.
Fort II – a zone completely closed for the visitors, joined with the main body. It has some administrative rooms, studios, library storerooms, guestrooms. The main block consists of three storeys of exposition rooms and a multipurpose room as well as the closed backup zone with a freight lift, maintenance facilities and warerooms with the museum collection.
The blocks are covered with green terraces; the exposition body is topped with the rhythm of the skylights. The glass wall of the main block has a screen of climbing plants which develops from the vertical to the horizontal forming a compositional whole with a green regular, separated lawn belt.