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Warsaw. Center for Intergenerational Activity in Wawer. Design. What will it look like?

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Nursery, day house for seniors and support center for people with disabilities. All this is to function at the Center for Intergenerational Activity in Wawer. For now, the city has chosen a design.

The investment is planned between Mrówcza and Patriotów. A complex of buildings with various functions will be erected there. As the city hall mentions in the announcement, in addition to a nursery for 150 children, there will be an Intergenerational Activity Center with a day house for seniors and a support center for people with intellectual disabilities and autism.

“High Quality Architecture”

The competition for the Center for Intergenerational Activity in Wawer was organized and conducted electronically. By November 22, seven concepts had been received. First, second and third prizes and one distinction were awarded. The winners will be invited to negotiate under the single-source procurement procedure.

The first prize was awarded to the BDR Architekci studio from Warsaw (PLN 35,000). The second one went to the TŁO Michał Sikorski office from Warsaw (PLN 25,000), and the third was also received by the Warsaw-based Dedeco Architektura (PLN 15,000). XYStudio received a distinction and 5,000 zlotys.

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– The winning design promises high-quality architecture. Authors with culture place buildings in the landscape. They propose various green solutions. Roofs with vegetation will protect against excessive heating, they will retain part of the rainwater. Photovoltaic panels will allow you to generate clean energy on site. Electricity bills will be lower – praised the winning project Marlena Happach, head of the Warsaw Architecture Bureau.

The visualizations also show inspiration with the Świdermajer style, typical of the architecture of the Otwock line. Wooden terraces and balustrades with carved decorations, large windows that can be associated with porches of Świdermajerow.

As underlined in the announcement, the competition sought “the best concept in terms of functionality, aesthetics and economy”. The planned development complex is to play the role of a modern care, support and education center for children, the elderly and the disabled. “The needs of future users are therefore extensive. The design of recreational, park and forest greenery as well as the development of the area with a parking lot and internal roads were also of great importance” – the town hall emphasized.

The competition was preceded by public consultations.

They chose the best design

The competition jury included, among others Leszek Baraniewski, deputy mayor of the Wawer district and Donata Kończyk, plenipotentiary of the president of the Capital City of Warsaw Warsaw for Accessibility. The chairman was Mateusz Świętorzecki, architect and member of SARP. The works of the jury were attended by external experts and representatives of municipal units: Aneta Wardzińska-Siczek and Tomasz Pniewski from the Architecture and Spatial Planning Office, Wojciech Godlewski – councilor of the Wawer district, Teresa Zduńczyk from the Wawer district, Joanna Dolińska-Dobek – director of CAM Nowolipie, Aneta Bernacka from the Nursery Complex, Zbigniew Drzewiecki – director of TPD Helenów and Piotr Żabicki from the Association of Polish Architects and Przemysław Kokot from ZOA architekci.

We also informed that Żoliborz will have its own community center:

The future seat of the Cultural Center in ŻoliborzMateusz Szmelter / tvnwarszawa.pl

Main photo source: UM Warsaw

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