Polish Aviation Museum

New main building of the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow
Krakow, Jana Pawla II Street
Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie
Pysall Ruge Architekten oraz Bartłomiej Kisielewski
Structure + M&E :
Arup Polska
Landscape designer:
ST raum A
4 504 m2

Cemex Building Awards 2012
main award for best public building in the world
Mies van der Rohe Award 2011
nomination in the field of modern architecture
J.Bogdanowskiego Award
The best object completed in Krakow in 2010

The resulting space creatively refers to the historic landscape of the former airport. With its shape, the building resembles a powerful windmill or propeller. Thanks to the composition of the body in the form of three wings, the new building does not dominate the existing historical buildings, and by its transparency allows visual contact between the various elements of the environment.

With its distinctive form, the new Aviation Museum building not only expresses the function it performs, but also invites visitors to explore it.

The building of the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow has been repeatedly published in the press and shown at exhibitions in Poland and abroad. It won the J.Bogdanowski Award for the best building completed in Krakow in 2010 and was nominated for the most important European architectural award, the Mies van der Rohe Award 2011.

In 2012, it won the top prize at the Cemex Building Awards and was named the world’s best public building made of architectural concrete.


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