Architecture Competition to find a design for an International Music Centre in Żelazowa Wola

The purpose of the Competition is to select the best Investment design located in the vicinity of the Birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin and Park in Żelazowa Wola.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture
Country Żelazowa Wola, Poland
RegDeadline 28 December 2017 GoogleCal iCal
23 March 2018 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The purpose of the Competition is to select the best Investment design located in the vicinity of the Birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin and Park in Żelazowa Wola. The conceptual architectural design must take into account the spatial relationship with the Birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin, which is the focal point of the historic park surrounding it. In particular it must harmonize with the function of the site, i.e. the Park-Memorial created in the 1920s and 1930s to commemorate the great artist. Its outline dimensions should organically harmonize with the landscape without dominating the surroundings, which should not however exclude architectural design proposals with a distinct identity. The topography, architectural context of the interwar Park-Memorial and vegetation creating time- varying compositions are all important points of reference for the design project. It is because of this context that the aesthetic value of the proposal and its symbiosis with the surrounding landscape values is of particular importance. The design should take into account the composition of the surrounding vegetation, which in a creative manner refers to the local landscape and modernist layout of the Park. The Investment shall meet the requirements of sustainable development.

Piotr Walkowiak, architect, Representative of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Ryszard Jurkowski, architect, Representative of the SARP,
Tomasz Konior, architect, Representative of the SARP,
Prof. Zofia Chechlińska, musicologist, chopinologist (Jagiellonian University, NIFC Programme Board member),
Jarosław Szajner, Representative of the Governor of Mazowsze, General Director of the Voivodship Office in Mazowsze,
Karolina Pacholec, Representative of the Mazowsze Voivodship Monument Conservator, WUOZ Representative Office in Płock,
Prof. John Rink, musicologist, specialist on Fryderyk Chopin (University of Cambridge, NIFC Programme Board member),
Artur Szklener, musicologist, Ph.D., Director of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute,
Piotr Lewicki architect, Representative of the SARP;

1st PRIZE: PLN 200,000 and an invitation to negotiations under the single source procurement procedure to prepare the Design Plans and Specifications constituting an in-detail development of the Competition Entry
2nd PRIZE: PLN 150,000
3rd PRIZE: PLN 100,000
The Organiser provides for the granting of formal distinctions in the gross amount not lower than PLN 12,000 for the Competition Participants having submitted their Competition Entries in Stage II of the Competition.

Entry Fee

Decision to admit Participants to STAGE II: 13 April 2018
Submission of Competition entries for Stage II : by 15 June 2018
Official Competition verdict public announcement: by 29 June 2018

The Fryderyk Chopin Institute, The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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