Guided tour with Varsovians Grzegorz K. Mika guides through "Reconstruction Disputes" exhibition
Krucza Street, phot. Eugenia Trzeciakowa, courtesy of National Digital Archive
Pre-war modernist architecture and urban planning is a true passion of an architect
Grzegorz Mika which he eagerly shares with Varsovians at this "Warsaw modernism 1905-1939" page. As he himself declares, he is interested in architecture „from the abolition of Czarist limits on building and from the construction of the Cedegren building to unrealised skyscrapers, Piłsudski District and Escarpment Avenue..."
During his meeting with visitors of "Reconstruction Disputes" exhibition he will put emphasis on these parts of exhibition which deal with the way the Warsaw Reconstruction Office used the language of forms of modern architecture and with the improvement of living conditions.
In an essay accompanying "Reconstruction Disputes" exhibition Grzegorz K. Mika wrote:
„Warsaw in 1939 struggled with most problems of European metroplises which experienced an abrupt industrialization and urbanization in the 19th century with the lack of sanitary regulations and technical infrastructure at the same time. (…) Social and architectural research conducted in the 1920s and 1930s indicated one-room and two-room appartments as "most needed from the social point of view."