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Polish Architecture : Buildings in Poland

Key Contemporary Buildings + Developments in Poland, Eastern Europe

post updated 23 August 2021

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Architecture in Poland

We’ve selected what we feel are the key Polish Architecture projects. We aim to include the best examples of Polish buildings.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Poland. The focus is on contemporary Polish buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 3 pages of Polish Architecture selections.

Polish Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Polish Building Developments : A-G

Polish Building Designs : H-N

Polish Buildings : O-Z

Polish Architecture News

Poland Architecture News arranged chronologically:

Architecture Tours in Poland
Zlota 44 Warsaw - Polish Architecture
picture © Aldinger & Wolf
Warsaw Architecture Walking Tours – latest architectural walks launched by e-architect

Recent Architecture in Poland:

29 Jun 2017
Opera Software Office, Wroclaw
Architects: mode:lina
Opera Software Office - Polish Architecture
image courtesy of architects
Opera Software Office in Wrocław
The company headquarters – an interior project for Norwegian company Opera Software – are located in two prestigious town houses in the heart of Wroclaw – one from the beginning of the XIX century and the second from 1913 – which the owner is Zbigniew Grycan.

12 Jun 2017
Baltyk Tower Building, Poznań
Design: MVRDV, Architects
Baltyk Tower Poland
image : Ossip van Duivenbode
Baltyk Tower Building
First MVRDV project in Poland: Bałtyk appears totally different depending on what side it is approached from. A linear building with a concrete, entirely glass-fronted façade and clearly exposed aggregate grain, sets it apart from its surroundings and is an example of a balanced combination of “old” and “new” architecture in the context of the neighbouring historic building of Concordia Design and the Haven.

Wolf House Guben by Mies van der Rohe

Zlota 44 Tower in Warsaw

GE Customer Experience Center in Bielsko-Biala

Bidfood Farutex Culinary Academy in Lodz

Varso Tower in Warsaw

2 Jan 2017 ; 10 Nov 2016
CKK Jordanki Auditorium, Torun
Design: Menis
CKK Jordanki Auditorium - Polish Architecture
photograph © Jakub Certowicz
CKK Jordanki Auditorium in Torun
Jordanki Culture and Congress Centre Nominated for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards ; MENIS wins the Gold Award of Public Space Design for his CKK Jordanki at Taipei Intl. Design Awards 2016

22 Sep 2016
Trumpf Poland Technology Center, Warsaw
Design: Barkow Leibinger architects
Trumpf Poland Technology Cente - Polish Architecturer
photo : David Franck
Trumpf Poland Technology Center Warsaw Building
A new headquarters building in Warsaw, with offices and exhibition areas. It represents a “prototype for an economically constructed industrial building” combining a simple form with complex surfaces.

8 Oct 2013
Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, Warsaw
Design: Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects
Museum of the History of the Polish Jews in Poland
photo : Juha Salminent
Museum of the History of the Polish Jews
The origins of the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews go back to the mid-1990s, when the founding director of Tel Aviv’s Diaspora Museum and the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, Yeshayahu Weinberg, convened an international working group to plan a new museum dedicated to the history of the Polish Jews.

21 May 2013
Horizontal House, Konstancin, Piaseczno County, Masovian Voivodeship, eastern Poland
Design: 81WAW.PL Architecture Studio
Horizontal House Poland - Polish Architecture
render : Michal Nowak
Horizontal House Poland
Two architects from architecture studio 81.WAW.PL designed ground-floor house, which plan is based on letter “L” and has 250 square meters of usable area. The house is equipped in everything what family of four would need to live in a comfortable and cozy way.

18 Apr 2013
River Warta Development, Poznan
Design: KuiperCompagnons and Royal HaskoningDHV
River Warta Development Poznań - new Polish Architecture
images : KuiperCompagnons
River Warta Development
KuiperCompagnons and Royal HaskoningDHV were engaged in the very prestigious project to produce a strategy for the development of the River Warta in Poznan, Poland. The final recommendations resulting from the strategy and vision for the river development were presented by the municipality of Poznan.

9 Apr 2013
Katowice Airport Business Lounge, southern Poland
Design: Broadway Malyan
Polish Airport Building
photo from architect firm
Airport Business Lounge in Poland
The Warsaw-based team at global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan is celebrating the completion of the business and fast track lounge at Katowice Airport in Southern Poland.

26 Mar 2013 + 20 Nov 2012
Malopolska Garden Arts, Krakow, south west Poland
Design: Ingarden & Ewy Architekci, Poland
Małopolska Garden of Arts Krakow Building - contemporary Polish Architecture
photograph © Krzysztof Ingarden
Malopolska Garden Arts Krakow
Design of the Małopolska Garden of Arts – awarded the 2012 Professor Janusz Bogdanowski Prize for best architecture in Kraków. The building has been realized according to a competition-winning design. It is no coincidence that the building was raised in the vicinity of ul. Karmelicka – a street popular with students and locals alike – opposite the building of the public library, with the aim of ensuring its smooth inclusion into the “bloodstream” of the city.

13 Mar 2013
ARTPOINT Education Centre, Opole, south west Poland
M. i A. Domicz pracownia architektury
ARTPOINT Education Centre Building - Polish Architecture
photo : Wojciech Wilczyk
ARTPOINT Education Centre in Opole
It has been said that the art is ephemeral, ever changing and hides the mysteries within comprehension of the very few. ARTPOINT Art Education Centre is an attempt to architecturally illustrate those characteristics, a result of a search for space adequate for versatile art functions.

15 Feb 2013 + 11 Sep 2012
Autofamily House
KWK PROMES Robert Konieczny
Autofamily House
image from architects
Autofamily House
The only access to the plot is from the south, effecting in a conflict between the driveway and the garden to be designed. Therefore, the garden and the house is elevated to the level +1 while the entrance stays at the level 0. For the inhabitants comfort the driveway leads them to the garden, creating easy connection between two floors.

18 Jun 2012
Baltyk Tower, Poznań
Poznań Building - Polish Architecture
picture © MVRDV
Baltyk Tower Poznań

4 Jun 2012
National Stadium Warsaw
EURO 2012 Venue
National Stadion Warsaw
photograph : Marcus Bredt
National Stadium Warsaw
This stadium building will host the first EURO 2012 match, between Poland and Greece. For the occasion, a new national stadium was built in Warsaw on the existing but crumbling rubble-built Dziesieciolecia Stadium abandoned for sports uses in 1988. The stadium is in Skaryszewski Park east of the city center on the bank of the Vistula, and will form the heart of a new sports park.

Polish Building – Recent Designs

3 Feb 2012
Thespian Wroclaw
Mackow Pracownia Projektowa
Wroclaw Building - Polish Architecture
picture : Thomas Lewandovski
Thespian Wroclaw
The history of the project of Thespian is the story of solving typical problems we have to deal with, while having a chance to build in the city centre. Most of the issues relate to ‘tidying up the urban plan’, which is characteristic of the city, where majority of empty plots used to be built up.

1 Feb 2012
Silesian University of Technology
Zalewski Architecture Group
Silesian University of Technology Building
picture : Zalewski AG
Silesian University of Technology
The project of modernization and interior design of three lecture halls at Silesian University of Technology, awarded with the 1st prize in an open architectural competition. The primary objective of the project was to create comfortable and modern interiors adequate for giving lectures.

Polish Architecture – Major Buildings

Contemporary Polish Architectural Designs selection:

Aatrial House, Opole
KWK promes
Aatrial House
photo from architects
Opole house

Hilton Wroclaw
Hilton Wroclaw
image from architect
Hilton Wroclaw

Jordanék Music Hall, Torún
menis arquitectos
Jordanék Music Hall
image from architect
Jordanék Music Hall Torún

Krakow Pavilion
Ingarden & Ewy Architekci
Krakow Pavilion
photo from architects
Krakow Building

Lilium Tower, Warsaw
Zaha Hadid Architects
Lilium Tower
image from architect
Lilium Tower

Museum of Contemporary Art in Wroclaw
Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Museum of Contemporary Art Wroclaw
image © Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Museum of Contemporary Art Wroclaw

New British Embassy, Warsaw
Tony Fretton Architects
Warsaw British Embassy
image © Hayes Davidson
New British Embassy in Warsaw : Polish architecture competition

OUTrial House, Ksíazenice
KWK Promes
OUTrial House
picture from architect
OUTrial House

Science and Musical Education Center
Konior Studio
picture from architect
SYMPHONY Katowice Building

Spectra Building, Warsaw
JEMS Architekci
Spectra Building
picture from architect
Spectra: Polish office building in Warsaw

Topaz Building, Warsaw
JEMS Architekci
Topaz Building
picture from architect
Topaz Building Warsaw

Warsaw Airport
Estudio Lamela Arquitectos
Warsaw Airport
photo © Estudio Lamela
Polish Airport building

Zlota 44 Warsaw
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Zlota 44 Warsaw
picture © Aldinger & Wolf
Zlota 44 Warsaw

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Location: Poland, Eastern Europe

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Country Architecture adjacent / near to Poland

German Architecture

Czech Architecture

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Architecture Competitions in Poland – Selection

Gdansk Architecture Contest – Winners news
Museum of the Second World War Gdansk
image from organiser
Museum of the Second World War

Warsaw Museum of Modern Art Contest
Studio Nicoletti Associati
Warsaw Museum of Modern Art
image from architect
Warsaw Museum of Modern Art Architecture Competition Poland

Polish Solidarity Centre Architecture Competition, Gdansk
Winner: Fort, Poland
Polish Solidarity Centre
image from architect
Polish Solidarity Centre Architecture Competition

Polish Bank Building

Warsaw Architecture – Polish Design Competition
Gareth Hoskins Architects are one of only four British practices shortlisted for the new £38m National Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

Solidarity Centre Contest Gdansk : Gdansk, 2007

kwk promes architects for many good quality Polish houses

Polish Office Buildings

House with Capsule
House with a Capsule
photo from architects

Polish Embassy Building : Tony Fretton Architects

Buildings / photos for the Polish Architecture – Building Design in Poland page welcome