The Krakow Tenement House near the Wawel Royal Castle is the winner of the international ACD AWARDS 2022 competition as the only project from around the world in the Hospitality (Concept) category.
The Rethinking the Future – Architecture Construction & Design Awards 2022 received more than 1,000 entries from over 40 countries.
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The Krakow Tenement House was awarded by an international jury of renowned professionals from around the world, including Antoine Chaaya, Partner and Director of Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Italy, Dr. Ferdinand Oswald, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, Julien De Smedt, Director JDS Architects, Denmark, James Whitaker, Director Whitaker Studio, UK, Sandy Attia, Professor, Milan Polytechnic University.
The structure of the superstructure of The Krakow Tenement House building acquires an innovative and unusual dynamic. Viewed from a distance, the building has a distinctly Gothic character, with soaring lines, while up close it resembles Renaissance arcades, and even closer it changes into soft forms reminiscent of Baroque ornaments. The result is a new, dynamic form of the superstructure of The Krakow Tenement House, which the perception of the human eye defines in different ways, depending on the perspective.
” The Krakow Tenement House under the Wawel Royal Castle defines a completely new quality of the Vistula boulevards. It is an extremely innovative and very Cracovian building at the same time. It has a dynamic and changeable style depending on the position of the observer, which directly relates to the context of the place – the Wawel Castle and the architecture of the Old Town. It uses the technological potential of our times, but at the same time it is durable and timeless because it is rooted in tradition. We believe at BXB studio that this makes it more than just a modern building”. – Bogusław Barnaś