The building situated at Sprzeczna 4 Street received the Architecture Award funded by the President of Warsaw and is often recognized as one of Warsaw’s most interesting new apartment houses. This is why the invitation from the BBGK Architects and Budizol, the property developer, has been both a source of pride and an interesting challenge for us.
This project echoes the distinctive Warsaw-inspired illustrations Edgar Bąk has been creating for years. The building is situated in the Praga district on the Eastern side of the Vistula river, but the hallway relief presents a panorama that combines the visual elements of both banks – the spire of the Palace of Culture and Science, Prague apartment houses and blocks, as well as the connecting bridges.
The building was created using a well-known, but still groundbreaking prefabrication technique; we used the same technique in our design of a relief sculpture, which decorates the space near the entrance. The artwork has been pressed into concrete, and the architects’ idea allowed us to learn about a technique previously unknown to us while preparing the project.