University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw – Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies department building

Investor: University Of Warsaw
Phase: concept design
Date: 2019-2020
Area: 15 000 sqm
Awards: Honourable mention in 2 stage architectural competition

Konrad Basan
Paweł Dadok
Maria Roj

Aleksandra Nowotniak
Tomasz Szmerdt

The proposed buildings are shaped in a way to favor and encourage open discussion, exchange of ideas and information not only between faculties, but also between various social groups. Due to its open, accessible character, the newly designed building will revive and connect parts of the city and the community of the Warsaw University. The designed inter-faculty building constitutes a frame for active student and city life. It is to become a catalyst for wider transformations and ordering of urban space

The building consists of two blocks inscribed in the shape of the plot and the applicable building lines, separated by the former Marjenstadt Street. Each of the blocks creates a quarter with its own built-up courtyard (science and student quarter). In this way, 3 characteristic main areas are created: 2 quarters and a street. Each of them has been designed to have a different nature. The blocks are connected with each other by a three-story connector, additionally it is connected to the existing Bathhouse at the ground floor.