Cultural

Museum of modern art, Warsaw Poland

Varsovie, Pologne

2008

This is a new kind of museum, the museum as medium, with a totally interactive relationship between creativity and collections. The traditional functions of the museum are retained, but the building is built in such a way as to support artists' interventions.

The presence of artists' studios within the museum is one of the key parts to the project. These creative spaces, as well as exhibition spaces will make Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art one of the foremost places for the making of art and developing of artistic talent. Artists will interact on an area of the building or its empty spaces in a way that is directly linked to the city, the park and Warsaw’s urban activity. This concept of a museum incorporates both inside and outside space.

Creating an urban space is a major challenge in a city whose Stalinist urbanism confronts its symbolic representations. It’s about generating a framework that can stimulate and unite the urban environment around the palace building, and about creating a fluidity and urban density that integrates all the elements from the smallest (the individual citizen) to the largest (the palace building).