Creative Twarda street, Warsaw
The reference to the idea of modernism gave the pretext to search for basic architectural values: the formation of proportions, rhythm and material. Through the rhythmic division of the building façade, the roof extending far beyond the face of the external walls and the slightly bent line of slender columns were given to the building a non-obligatory character of the public building. The lightness and transparency of the body is emphasized by enormous glazing. The layout of the interior is organized in a proven way and gives a lot of freedom in the arrangement of "released plan", referring directly to the idea of international style. The arrangement of some interiors can be changed ad hoc by using acoustic modular walls. The remaining walls were designed as lightweight that could be dismantled in the future, reducing the cost of reconstruction in the event of necessary changes to the layout of the rooms.

The courtyard with a small stage hidden among the perennial perennials and a green carpet spread out on the wall of the auditorium are to be softened by the harsh character of the interior. Vegetation is to affect the senses through smell and color. Openness of the courtyard, glazing and rhythmic division of the facade refer to the idea of the Elizabethan theater, where the audience could participate directly in the performance without engaging decorations and stage lighting.
Warsaw City Hall
Concept design
Jakub Heciak, Grzegorz Krzemień, Magdalena Wojnowska-Heciak
Mateusz Omański
Floor area
7 494 sq m