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Museum of Polish History
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ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR THE PROPOSED POLISH HISTORY MUSEUM IN WARSAW

The proposed architecture of the Polish History Museum, is composed of a building, which increases in size in an ascending manner. The shape imitates the neighboring urban environment. The development will serve as a bridge over, as well as an entrance into the Łazienkowska Thoroughfare.

The five waves, which the museum is made up of, emerge from the landscape. The waves are lower near the Ujazdowski Palace and higher from the Jazdowa side of the site. The highest peak of the highest wave is equal in height to the Ujazdowski Palace; only one of the waves, which serves as an entrance into the Museum, lifts off the ground and reaches the same height as the Palace's four corner columns. The direction of the waves grounds the development to this specific location - the way in, which they rise creates a façade for public space created at the crossroads of Stanisłowska (East - West) and Jazdowa (North - South).

The design team chose to use the building's architecture in order to highlight the confidence and the vital impetus of Polish people, as well as the nation's turbulent history. These design imperatives should draw people into the building.