The aim of the festival is to encourage investors, architects and interior designers to work on their projects in collaboration with artists. The festival promotes wider introduction of art into private space, public space and commercial buildings.
We invite investors, artists and architects to submit to the festival competition both private and commercial projects created in some kind of cooperation between all three parties, that resulted in introducing artworks, in the broad sense of the word, into the designed space.
Awards will be granted to exceptional projects that succeed in attractive introducing art into architecture.
The evaluation criteria and the competition procedure are specified in the regulations. The festival aims to promote broader introduction of art into private and public space, as well as commercial buildings, the purpose of which is to increase the attractiveness of new investments. Promotion of the best projects submitted to the competition will be carried out on the competition portal and among media patrons supporting the Art in Architecture festival.
The festival includes:
- review of projects submitted to the Art in Architecture Festival
- competition of projects submitted to Art in Architecture festival
- presentation of Golden Statues to the winners of the competition - investors and architects of the awarded projects
- presentation of Special Awards to artists whose works have been included in each of the awarded projects
- promotion on the festival website of the achievements of artists whose works have been included in each of the awarded projects
- interviews with the Masters of Art in Architecture
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Przemo Łukasik was born in Chorzów in 1970. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. He also studied at the Ecole d'Architecture Paris-Villemin in Paris, France. After graduation he worked in the offices of: P.P. Pabel Architekten in Berlin and the Paris offices of Jean Nouvel Architecture and Odile Decq / Benoit Cornette. In 1997, together with Łukasz Zagała, he founded his own architectural studio MedusaGroup. For a year he lectured at the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris. Privately, he is strongly associated with sport - he practices triathlon, he is also socially involved in Silesia
Winner of the Art in Architecture Festival 2020 in the HOTEL category
Chairman of the Jury of the Art in Architecture festival 2022
Born in 1975, Oskar Zięta is an architect, artist, craftsman and process designer as well as founder of Zieta Studio. He lives and works in Wroclaw, Poland. He holds a PhD from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich. He teaches at the School of Form SWPS.
He is the author of the iconic PLOPP stool (2007), as well as numerous functional forms such as G-Console, Chippensteel 0.5, RONDO, TAFLA, OKO mirrors. He also creates architectural sculptures designed by parametric method. His urban sculpture NAWA, unveiled on the Dali Island in Wroclaw in 2017, was nominated for the prestigious European Mies van der Rohe Award. He is also the creator of the tallest sculpture in public space in Poland called WIR (Warsaw 2017). In 2021, his Ultraleggera chair, the lightest chair in the world, was awarded the Red Dot Product Design Award.
Dora Kuć and Karina Snuszka graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Poznan University of Technology, also studied at Politecnico di Milano (Dora) and Universita di Perugia (Karina), and have been running their own architectural studio in Warsaw for more than 15 years. MoodWorks has a clearly defined style. The aesthetic in which Karina and Dora design is founded not only on an eclectic mix of high-end materials and furnishings. Above all, it is distinguished by a proprietary color palette and a rare ability to weave original art into the fabric of each project. MoodWorks' portfolio includes interior designs for prestigious residences and offices from both Poland and abroad. MoodWorks has also won numerous awards in prestigious international design competitions: A' Design Awards in 2015-2017, CBRE Office Superstar Central & Eastern Europe and International Property Awards - "Best Office Interior Europe".
For more than twenty years, she has been practicing the virtually nonexistent profession of design historian and critic in Poland. A graduate of the Institute of Art History at the Jagiellonian University, where she was the first to defend her master's thesis and then the first to defend her doctoral dissertation on the history of Polish design. Lecturer at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology.
Author of many publications on the history and theory of design. Curator of exhibitions and juror in 3D design competitions. Independent consultant of image and implementation projects and strategies for companies and institutions. Expert and collector of Polish design. Co-founder of the Polish brand VZÓR, which restores the classics of Polish furniture design. Professionally, she explores what she believes in - the powers of design hidden in values and emotions. Privately, she is a lover of live fur wraps, cars and the magic of everyday life. In life and at work, she follows a principle in her words: the most important thing is to see, not just look. For years she has been called #panioddesignu
In 2002, together with Agata Opyrchał (a graduate of the Faculty of Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow), he founded the JIO studio, which he co-owns. Member of Pro SAW, Association of Interior Designers. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology. As part of JIO's commercial activities, www.jio.pl has completed more than 800 residential interior projects. The company's specialty is the development of interiors of houses, apartments and residences. At the JIO studio, contemporary art is promoted, understood as a primary element accompanying design decisions. He is responsible for the organization and implementation of training initiatives for architects affiliated with SAW www.saw.org.pl Among members - practitioners, experienced artists and architects, he develops professional standards for interior architects. Member of the Oleandrów Association www.oleandrow.pl, within the framework of which social actions are taken to improve the urban space of the vicinity of Unii Lubelskiej Square and the southern section of Marszałkowska Street.
Born in 1978, a graduate of Art History at the University of Gdansk and the Academy of Fine Arts, where she also completed postgraduate studies in dialogic architectural design based on interdisciplinary art activities under the direction of Prof. Jacek Dominiczak. As a university lecturer, she has created an original program in specialty design and art in architectural design at the Faculties of Architecture and Interior Design. Owner of Art and Design Studio and Art Gallery called Art in Architecture established in 2006. A member of Pro SAW, the Association of Interior Designers. In her realizations, she combines her own artistic activity, design and promotion of the activities of various artists from many fields, including music, theater and dance. She signs her artistic objects with the artistic pseudonym AINA.
Interior designer, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She designs private and commercial interiors. Co-heads family studio Kulczyński Architekt, is responsible for entire projects and supervises their progress, advises clients at all stages of investment. Originator, author of the concept and space arrangement of the MYSIA 3 department store in Warsaw. Lover of nature, art, ecology and objects with soul.
CEO and creative director of MIXD studio in Wroclaw. Interior architect, known for designing hospitality spaces, offices, co-living spaces and retail facilities. For many years he has designed interiors for brands such as Novotel, Mercure, Hilton, Hyatt Place, Tribe, MGallery and ibis Styles, but also for boutique hotels and restaurants. The offices designed by the MIXD team also instill the spirit of hospitality: whether they are workspaces of large companies such as HPE or Echo Investment, or dynamic startups such as Intive, Objectivity or Codelab. He and his design team have won the 2016/2017 International Property Award, the 2019/2020 International Property Award, the Silver Medal A'Design Award, the Honourable Mention IDA Award, the BIG SEE 2020 Award, the Art In Architecture Award 2021 in the HOTEL and OFFICE categories, the Property Design Awards 2022 and other awards and honors; a finalist for the Hospitality Design Award 2020 and the Dezeen Awards 2022.
Graduate of Warsaw University of Technology, with 20 years of experience working on construction sites, both at home and abroad. Executor of numerous industrial, public utility, residential construction and hospital projects. He worked, among others, on the construction of the Royal Castle, the reconstruction of the Sejm, the Ujazdowski Castle, the construction of Polkolor and Polfa Tarchomin. He has spent the last 25 years working for the real estate development company Globe Trade Centre SA. As CEO and member of GTC's Board of Directors, he completed, among other projects, 34 office buildings, shopping malls: Galeria Mokotów, Galeria Północna, Galeria Jurajska, Galeria Kazimierz. Among other things, he was responsible for the construction and development of the Domaniewska Street office district in Służewiec. He was also involved in the development of many office projects carried out by GTC in Central Europe. Inspired by Piotr Kroenke, the WIR sculpture by Oskar Zięta was installed in the atrium space of Galeria Północna.
The artist studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw at the Faculty of Painting (1980 - 1985) under Jacek Sienicki and Zbigniew Gostomski. He participated in individual exhibitions held at home and abroad (including Denmark, Japan, Germany and the United States). In 1987, he won two honorable mentions at the 13th Jan Spychalski National Painting Contest in Poznan. The artist's works were exhibited at exhibitions such as: "Freshly Painted. Young Polish Painting 1982-1987" at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art and "Arsenal '88", where he won an award given by an international jury chaired by Roman Opałka.
Interior designer, graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in the department of interior design. She gained design experience in renowned studios both in Warsaw and Barcelona. Observing various types of art, present at almost every step in Western European cities, she saw a great need of promoting it in the Polish market. These observations gave birth to the idea of getting involved in the Art in Architecture Festival project, which she co-created and coordinated together with the Foundation for Social and Cultural Innovation. Member of the Association of Interior Designers SAW.
The needs of users of architectural objects are changing. The modern user is not only looking for functionality, quality and comfort - he wants the space he is in to move and inspire him. He thirsts for aesthetic impressions, experiences and participation. He chooses objects that meet these needs. The source of the sought-after experiences and impressions is undoubtedly art, which is increasingly present in world architecture, giving a unique, recognizable character to the most popular objects, both solids and interiors.
Their atmosphere is created through well-integrated spatial installations, murals, painting and sculpture. It is the result of cooperation between investors, architects and artists. Art increases the attractiveness of buildings and increases their prestige, which results in greater popularity. For investors, art is helpful in branding, public relations, and promoting facilities.
Art in Architecture festival is a very good occasion to find out what is needed to introduce art into architecture with excellent result, what aspects of cooperation between architects, investors and designers are crucial to multidimensional success of the project. The festival will be an opportunity to meet people who deserve to be called masters of Art in Architecture. They will share their knowledge and experience giving interviews, which will soon be available on our website.