façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Warsaw temporary building / competition design (honourable mention)
Waldemar Baraniewski, Szymon Holcman, Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Joanna Mytkowska, Agnieszka Tarasiuk
Our idea was simple: to attach a grid of small, flat copper circles to otherwise bland walls of the temporary Museum’s building. Copper – as a signature material of Warsaw churches’ and palaces’ roofs. As an echo of times long gone, and yet still present through architecture rebuilt after the 2nd World War. Also, we decided to leave all the decorating of the façade to rainwater, wind and chemical reactions…
How long will it take for copper to turn brown? Or will it still be green when the temporary building is dismantled and the Museum moves to it’s new venue? Let’s hope so!