WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
Profession: Architect

  • WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5

WARSAW for the fifth time UNDER CONSTRUCTION? Yes, because Warsaw is a city with a lot of designing yet to be done.

For the local government this entails an endless history of problems with urban design planning, for the inhabitants – a difficult object of everyday use. Warsaw has seen a dramatic past, full of architectural ruptures and collapses.

The building process of the city has often failed in terms of logic, and new solutions have proved to be unsuccessful or non-functional. Torn, sometimes illogical matter is resistant and difficult to deal with – not every person knows how to find their way about the city and how to feel comfortable in it.

This year’s edition of the festival, entitled “Profession: Architect”, is devoted to architects and the subjects include, e.g. roles played by architects in society and their impact on the appearance and functionality of the modern city. Since the onset of the festival, architects have been an important audience as well as co-creators of WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION, however, this time, the subject under discussion is their very own work. The festival organisers also want to take a closer look at the question of ethical dilemmas inherent to the profession of architect exercised in the open market conditions.

The festival exhibition will be held at the Historical Museum of Warsaw. The Museum buildings, located in the Old Town Square, were almost completely destroyed by air raids and artillery fire in 1944. Only 105 exhibits survived the devastation of the war. More than half a century later, the Museum is “uninhabited” once again and its empty rooms are soon to be renovated and adapted for the purposes of a new exhibition which opens in a few years.

The festival will be exploring some of the unusual buildings and historical materials, such as the manifesto of the architects who worked on the post-war reconstruction of the city. The programme of the WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION festival fits into the space of the Historical Museum of Warsaw, the activities of which have aroused considerable excitement since 1936 – and alike the festival – have been targeted at the residents of the city in the first place.


WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION aims to be a practical festival and together with its participants, create a user manual of the capital city. The programme of the festival has been designed in such a way as to create a vehicle for both sharing knowledge and demonstrating ways of its practical application, but also in order to improve the quality of urban life. The purpose of the festival is to encourage people to participate in the life of the capital city and to express their opinion on its spatial design issues. As a result, the familiar problems of your own street may appear in a completely new light.

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Archival Events from that cycle:

Cycle Guided tours for groupsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
Guided tour Guided tours in EnglishWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
19:00 Vernissage The opening of the WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5 festivalTim Exile at the Old Town Square
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
Old Town Square
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting Jems ArchitectsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Open Studios”
Jems Architects
Gagarina 28a, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture City non-existent and uncitylikeWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
20:00 Film screening Facades. We’re all ArchitectsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Session IBA Warsaw?WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
12:30 Workshops Flying architectsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Archi-Kids”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
14:00 In public space How does the Old Town sound?WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
16:00 Guided tour Guided by architectsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
12:00 For children Paste Warsaw into your notebookWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Curatorial Guided ToursWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
16:00 Seminar Let’s settle accounts with spaceWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Book presentation WUC5. The Seduction of Place: The History and Future of CitiesWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture Contemporary Culture HeritageWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
20:00 Film screening 24 CityWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting The Library as a Task for ArchitectsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Session WUC5. Divided city, participation cityIn cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5” Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
12:30 Workshops WawapolyWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Archi-Kids”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
16:00 Lecture Monument to ModernityWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Curatorial Guided ToursWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Seminar Against the helplessness, or change without changingWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Excursion CentralaWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Open Studios”
Centrala
Wiśnowa 48/16, Warsaw
18:00 Debate Architect and his greengrocerWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
20:00 Film screening Biophilic Design. The Architecture of LifeWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
11:00 Workshops Entrance through the KitchenWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
Kotłownia WSM
Suzina 8, Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Curatorial Guided ToursWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Seminar What architects and planners do not know better?WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Excursion XY StudioWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Open Studios”
XY Studio
Walecznych 8/2, Warsaw
18:00 Debate Architectural photography. Between a document and creationWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
20:00 Film screening Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius ShulmanWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture An Idea for the Old TownWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
19:00 Session Who is an architect?WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
12:30 Workshops City-of-BridgesWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Archi-Kids”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
16:00 Lecture Construction without private ownershipWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Curatorial Guided ToursWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
16:00 Lecture Neighbourhood’s Universities. Constructing, dwelling, researching and community building in Hamburg-WilhelmsburgWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Excursion Komin 73WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Open Studios”
Komin 73
Mińska 25 bud. 73, Warsaw
18:00 Film screening ArchicultureWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:30 Lecture Temporary spacesWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture Large-scale designsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Film screening Mission StatementsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
12:30 Workshops WawapolyWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Archi-Kids”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Curatorial Guided ToursWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Excursion RenovaWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Open Studios”
Renova
Piękna 47, Warsaw
18:00 Film screening Sense of ArchitectureWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
17:00 Lecture HOUSES OF ARCHITECTS – LABORATORIES OF IDEAS WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Excursion La.waWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Open Studios”
La.wa
Hoża 51, Warsaw
18:00 Film screening Human scaleWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
12:30 Workshops Flying architectsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Archi-Kids”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Curatorial Guided ToursWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Excursion 22 ArchitectsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Open Studios”
22 Architekci
Walecznych 40/1, Warsaw
18:00 Film screening Unfinished SpacesWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Film screening Space, Land and Time Underground Adventures with ANT FARMWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
12:30 Workshops City-of-BridgesWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Archi-Kids”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Curatorial Guided ToursWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Excursion Moko ArchitectsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Open Studios”
Moko Architects
Karłowicza 9/11, Warsaw
18:00 Film screening Living ArchitecturesWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
18:00 Excursion TZA ArchitekciWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Open Studios”
TZA Architects
Oleandrów 4/7, Warsaw
18:00 Film screening MegacitiesWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
12:30 Workshops Flying architectsWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „Archi-Kids”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw
14:00 Guided tour Curatorial Guided ToursWARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5
In cycle „WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 5”
The Historical Museum of Warsaw
Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42, Warsaw