On Contemporary Polish Architecture
Thursday, 28 November 2013
In collaboration with the Polish Institute Berlin and the Centrum Architektury Warsaw
From socialist cube houses, via modern farm houses to the new International Style - architectural dreams of the Poles collide with the limitations of the system. The landscape of present day Poland combines both the influence of past architectural paradigms and the new experiences of freedom and expressiveness.
Which features define the Polish architecture of individual houses before and after the fall of the Iron Curtain? How can individual preferences and needs be combined with urban development regulations, the mistakes of which are becoming ever more visible? Polish and German commentators and designers will debate these issues and reflect on the current state of Polish architecture and its impact on the European discourse.