Robert o projekcie

The Museum of Wielkopolska Uprising, which resulted in liberation of this part of Poland from the German occupation, is an expressive mark of Poznań city space. The project constitutes a transformation of the Uprising symbol: a national ribbon, so called „rosette” painted in Polish national colours, that insurgents and civilians weared during the fights. That provoked a concentric form of the building as well as its white-red colours and undulating roof. The museum was situated on the north side of the plot to keep the existing view axes to the church of st. Wojciech. From the south, the building starts growing up to break out upwards more and more boldly. It underlines both its relationship with the land as well as insurgents ambitions. So created green roof in an extension of both historical hill and the park. On the contrary, from the north the museum’s character is totally different: it monumentally marks its presence in space, shaping the new city square-block.

The museum of Wielkopolska Uprising, which resulted in liberation of this part of Poland from the German occupation, is an expressive mark of Poznań city space. The project constitutes a transformation of the Uprising symbol: a national ribbon, so called „rosette” painted in Polish national colours, that insurgents and civilians weared during the fights. That provoked a concentric form of the building as well as its white-red colours and undulating roof. The museum was situated on the north side of the plot to keep the existing view axes to the church of st. Wojciech. From the south, the building starts growing up to break out upwards more and more boldly. It underlines both its relationship with the land as well as insurgents ambitions. So created green roof in an extension of both historical hill and the park. On the contrary, from the north the museum’s character is totally different: it monumentally marks its presence in space, shaping the new city square-block.

The museum of Wielkopolska Uprising, which resulted in liberation of this part of Poland from the German occupation, is an expressive mark of Poznań city space. The project constitutes a transformation of the Uprising symbol: a national ribbon, so called „rosette” painted in Polish national colours, that insurgents and civilians weared during the fights. That provoked a concentric form of the building as well as its white-red colours and undulating roof. The museum was situated on the north side of the plot to keep the existing view axes to the church of st. Wojciech. From the south, the building starts growing up to break out upwards more and more boldly. It underlines both its relationship with the land as well as insurgents ambitions. So created green roof in an extension of both historical hill and the park. On the contrary, from the north the museum’s character is totally different: it monumentally marks its presence in space, shaping the new city square-block.

In the corner of streets, the building’s uplift creates a transition in the form of arc – it’s an echo of the triumphal arc and a symbol of the Greater Poland Uprising victory. At the moment of passing under the arc, we leave the city behind.

From the gate’s semidarkness, we enter a very illuminated atrium. Here, the sounds of the street are hearable very slightly. The surroundings, together with its flood of stimulus and casualness completely disappear. We are in the heart of the building – carved from the city. There is a perfect silence and a mood of concentration. We are inside the „white-red” rosette.

The building is a hybrid of topography and architecture. The south elevations descends lower and lower to become a fence that opens up in an inviting way in two places – tha park gates. Using elevations as a fence, enables the access control to museum’s environment, where it’s possible to organize outdoor exhibitions. The building facades don’t reveal their true nature immediately. It’s made by concrete blocks, dyed in the mass to the colour of brick. It is a gesture to the historical brick architecture of Poznań as well as a reference to the closest surroundings. The concrete blocks apprently looks as monolitical walls, but the higher elevations grows, tha wider are gaps between the blocks, as if they were covered by a flexible shell.

name:

the museum of wielkopolska uprising

author:

robert konieczny

collaboration:

anna szewczyk

marek gołąb

wojciech fudala

adrianna wycisło

damian kuna

katarzyna kuzior

anita majowska

construction:

kornel szyndler proeco

investor:

publiczny

site area:

15914 m2

usable floor:

10325 m2

design:

2019

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