Literature Museum

The Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature, Warsaw

Investor: The Office of the Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship
Phase: competition project, in progress
Date: 2015
Usable area: 3400 m2
Awards: 1st prize in SARP architectural competition

The revitalisation project of the headquarters of the Museum of Literature: six historic tenement houses and, in between, the extension of the new multifunctional auditorium.
Warsaw’s Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site ) is a place with constantly growing number of cultural hubs and institutions. Before the World War II this part of Old Town was filled with closed courtyards but during the Warsaw Uprising all townhouses were totally demolished. In the 40’s and 50’s the frontage buildings were reconstructed with courtyards creating an open-access space. The only exception to this rule is the Museum’s existing areaway, which divides the quarter in two separate parts. We proposed an extension which will restore the connection between two parcels. The open space of the courtyard will become an element of “Old Town Museum Route” – an additional architectural proposal to combine all cultural institutions in the Old Town district.

Authors:
Konrad Basan
Paweł Dadok
Maria Roj

In cooperation with:
Michał Rogowski
Mariusz Maury