Open Flats Festival for the tenth time in Warsaw

What’s in the program Open Flats Festival?

May 21, Saturday

11:00 – 13:00 Gospodarstua Bank, Kraguego, AL. Jerozolimskie 7 Watch out! Pre-registration required!

In the 1920s, Warsaw faced a huge challenge – it had to quickly transform from one of the many cities of the Russian Empire into a city worthy of a young state. The new headquarters of Gospodarstwa Krajowego Bank was shouting: We are stable, we are modern, we are strong. Rudolf Świerczyński translated this treatise into the language of architecture. The BGK building was erected in the years 1928-1931. The project’s impetus was emphasized by the materials used: andesite slabs that faced the facades, and marble and alabaster in the interior. Jan Szczepkowski was responsible for the sculptural decoration.

1 pm – 3 pm Pinesów dwelling house, ul. Wspólna 27 I will be guided around the apartment by Klaudia Obrębska from @city.tlumacze

Residential homes like this one are said to be luxurious. The building was designed for Pines by an architectural duo that can’t be overemphasized for the history of Warsaw’s luxury interiors: Jerzy Gelbard and Roman Sigalin. The facades are decorated with two large windows, which is a distinctive feature of the implementation of this company. Recently, it turns out that the estate (built in 1938-1939) hides a real treasure – a place with items of original pre-war furnishings. In addition to the original door joinery, we will also be able to admire a real rarity – the look of the pre-war bathroom, including the original glaze.

14:00 – 17:00 Mathelier Architectural Studio, UL. Calesca 9

What is Seneca’s relationship to Ochota in Warsaw? calesca 9! On the facade of the building at this address is the sentence “For noble spirits, toil is refreshment.” The tenement house was built in 1937 for the rebellious Warsaw pharmacist and maker and Leon Nasirovsky, Righteous Among the Nations. One of the buildings in the building currently houses the architectural studio of Martha Mattelier.

16:00-17:45 Walking “Luxury applications of the 1930s” – Adrian Sobieszczański’s first collection at the fountain in pl. Dibrovsky

For banks and financial institutions, the representative headquarters served as a display of activity. The buildings and interiors were well-designed to ensure financial stability, and therefore – to ensure the security of the funds entrusted to them. In the interwar period, financial institutions spared no money to build headquarters whose exterior appearance and used finishing materials served as a visible symbol of financial strength. As part of the Open Flats Festival, we invite you to take a walk around Śródmieście in Warsaw where we will learn about the most beautiful projects of the twenties and thirties created for financial institutions. We will start our walk on Dąbrowski Square next to the fountain and finish in two hours at the roundabout de Gaulle. We will learn about the history of the headquarters of Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeniowe Prudential, Pocztowa Kasa Oszczędności, Riunione Adriatica di Sicurtà, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego and Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeniowe Polonia. The march will be led by Adrian Sobieszczański – historian, licensed Warsaw city guide, architecture lover, associated with the Warsaw illustrated magazine “Stolica”.

18:00-19:30 “Konie Project” lecture across from Huge Street – Visions of Reconstructing the Mujahideen after the war. Marszałkowska “- Dr. Krzysztof Mordyński I Zodiak Warsaw Pavilion of Architecture, passage of S. Wiechecki” Wiecha “4

In the first decade after the end of World War II, two visions competed for the emergence of Warsaw’s main artery: one resulted from modernist beliefs about the need to give the center of Warsaw a very modern shape, while the other was related to the concept of socialist realism for a city with massive and compact buildings, with specific urban touches. clearly. Dr. Krzysztof Mordinsky – art historian and historian, curator of Warsaw University will give a lecture on the most famous street in Warsaw. Winner of the KLIO 1st degree 2021 Prize for the book “Sny o Warszawie. Visions of City Reconstruction 1945–1952″.

Before and after the lecture, it will be possible to purchase books at the Architecture Center.

May 22 Sunday

10:00 to 12:00 Conservation and Art Studio, ul. Brecht 14

Few would expect this under the roof of socialist realism, in the Mujahideen. Brechta 14 is full of creativity and art. The building was built as part of the Praga II estate, designed by Jerzy Gieysztor and Jerzy Kumelowski. The complex was built in 1952-1956. In one of the buildings, as of 2020, is an art and conservation studio. The artist she resides mainly deals with preserving and restoring the paintings, but the studio also provides her space to paint and store her work (and the vases she collects).

11:00 – 13:00 Soho, May. Mińska 25 Attention! Pre-registration required!

Post-industrial building complex No. 44/45/46 is important to the history of architecture in Warsaw as a representative example of the activity of several former industrial factories: from about 1898, the Linen and Jute Manufakrura “JUTA” joint stock, from 1920 “POCISK” munitions works from 1951. “WFM” of the Warsaw Motorcycle Factory. While walking, we will visit places that are not available on a daily basis.

13:00 – 14:30 Architectural Walk “MUR / ANÓW. Common and Lesser Known Stories” – Dr. Katarzyna Ochović’s first set on the balcony near the Murano cinema

The march route runs through southern Murano, designed under the direction of Bohdan Lachert. It was designed, but also described, told, exaggerated, or somewhat understated by this architect. Thus Muranów is the obverse and opposite, the common and lesser known stories. Bringing the artist’s changing relationship to the work conducive to taking a fresh look at the multi-threaded history of the memorial place/site made of prefabricated concrete elements from rubble on rubble slopes, an original example of the use of rubble in various ways (building materials, prefabricated details, topography, substrate for plants). The march is an advertisement for the publication “MUR. The Architectural Illustrated Atlas of Murano”, published shortly by Centrum Architektury. Our guide will be Dr. Katarzyna Ochović – Architectural historian associated with the Art Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Curator of the exhibition “Awir / Reverse. Engineer Bohdan Lachert” at the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw.

Before walking, it will be possible to buy books from the architecture center.

14:00 – 17:00 Apartment in an apartment building ul. Ludna 10

“Great shapes, good proportions, economical details. And this site, practically in a garden ”- this is how the owner of the apartment house, Mr. Ernst, described the building located on Ludna Street. Was it possible to arrange a modern and functional interior in the point building on Wisła? You have to see for yourself!

18:00-19:30 Lecture “You can live everywhere” – A. Sławomir Gzell I Zodiak Architecture Pavilion in Warsaw, passage of S. Wiechecki “Wiecha” 4

During the meeting, Dr. Sławomir Gzell will draw and talk about the buildings in which he lived: a wooden one-story Świdermajerze in Otwock, a one-story house with a huge garden, a tenement house in Stara Praga, a building in Gomułka in Wola, a block of apartments in Żoliborz with large balconies, and finally around a part In a private design row, overlooking Natolin Park. “Each of these buildings deserves a tale,” said the professor, “because they all speak of the state of the places we live in and live in, our residents, and love and hate.” a. Sławomir Gzell – Architect, affiliated with the Faculty of Architecture of Warsaw University of Technology, author of more than 100 publications, and member of, among others the Committee on Architecture and Town Planning of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Before and after the lecture, it will be possible to purchase books at the Architecture Center.

May 28, Saturday

11:00 – 13:00 Former Printing House, May. Minska 65

18:00 A lecture entitled “Warsaw the Border of Cultures” – Dr. Grzegorz Michalack


May 29 Sunday

18:00 Lecture entitled “Convicted to the avant-garde – Interwar Architects of Jewish Origin” – Claudia Obrybska, City. translators

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