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In Progress: A2

Building permit for A2 in Great Koszalin Area secured. 



Update: H6

The latest photos form the site of H6 in Mielno by Koszalin. 

The facades of H6 were made different considering the directions of the world and the relation of the building to the sea. 



Quality: Envisioning a Better World


Piotr Smierzewski’s presentation on 2017 Perspective EU in Venice.
“Designed as an annual event underpinned by the solid experience of architecture journal THE PLAN, Perspective provides key insights into the world of architecture.” more: The Plan  




In progress: Przylesie


Construction site of Residential Building in Koszalin-Przylesie


Photo: Piotr Smierzewski / ANALOG 


Interview with Piotr Smierzewski for Magazyn Sztuki. 

more at: magazyn sztuki 


School of Music

Presentation of the Concert Hall for The School of Music by the Third Culture Forum in Rybnik. Photo Szymon Kamczyk / Dziennik Zachodni. 



Competition Entry for the new Center of Local Activity (CAL) in Szczecin. 

project team:
Konrad Garbowski, Daria Achtelik, Augustyna Grzybowska 
interior design:

more: here


Summer Internship at ANALOG

ANALOG is looking for a creative intern to assist our competition team on a fulltime basis for a minimum of two months. If you want to join us, please email your full CV with a short cover letter and PDF portfolio to: After 20.04.2017 we will contact selected applicants. 

In progress: A1

Construction start of A1

Lecture: New Polish House

Piotr Smierzewski’s lecture “New Polish House” for The University of the Third Age in Koszalin. 



In progress: H14 

Latest photos from the construction site of H14.



photo: Piotr Smierzewski / ANALOG

Update: PSM

Interior views of the Concert Hall for the Music School in Rybnik



In progress: PR02

The latest photos from the construction site of PR02 



Photo: Piotr Smierzewski / ANALOG

Piotr Smierzewski in the jury of polish edition of  Brick Award 2017

“The Award is a tribute to outstanding architectural design as well as to the aesthetic and functional benefits facing bricks, clay blocks and roof tiles can provide in contemporary architecture.” 

Best polish architecture on posters by Posters/Rafal Stefanowski, with Academic Library among others. 

Analog’s Profile on Divisare 

Archive:  EXPO 2000


Still one of our favourites: Polish Pavilion for the EXPO 2000 in Hannover.



more about the project: here 


The latest issue of “Future Arquitecturas” with Academic Library  (CINiBA) on the cover.


Building the Place: SZ13

ANALOG new Place at Szymanowskiego Street in Koszalin. 





Piotr Smierzewski’s lecture at TU Poznan. The lecture was a part of Wienerberger Brick Award Lecture Series. 



Made in Koszalin 2016 Award for Morze Architektury (Sea of Architecture).

Morze Architektury is a lecture series organized by SARP Koszalin (Association of Polish Architects), which aims in improving architectural awareness in the local community. The first edition started in January 2016 with the lecture of Stanisław Niemczyk. 


AA Archive: plans of houses 

The analog side of koszalin’s architect.

Katarzyna Kuzel in interview with Piotr Smierzewski in Happy Koszalin. A little bit about Analog, in polish.





Building Permit for A1 in Koszalin. 




Analog Library

First scheme for the  Analog Library in Koszalin-Lubiatowo. 



location: Koszalin-Lubiatowo
project: 2016-17



ANALOG, Koszalin 
concept design 

Boulevard in Architektura.

Boulevard in Ustronie Morskie published in the latest issue of Architektura-Murator monthly. 

more about the project: here 

Congress of Polish Culture.


Architecture Table at the Congress of Polish Culture in Warsaw with Jan Sukiennik, Igor Galazkiewicz, Piotr Smierzewski, Jan Strumillo, Krzysztof Mycielski, Hubert Trammer and Tomasz Fudala.  




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The Debate “Searching for the Identity of the City” in the Citybox Koszalin with the participation of Piotr Smierzewski (ANALOG/HS99).



Foto M. Smierzewski

In Progress: PSM


Building Permit for The PSM Concert Hall Building in Rybnik secured. 



Michael Webb in H9


Michael Webb, Los Angeles-based architectural writer, contributing to Mark, AR, The Plan and other journals on the trip to Poland. 


“Michael Webb is the author of 26 books on modern architecture and design, and has contributed essays to many more. He grew up in London, where he worked at The Times and Country Life magazine, before moving to the U.S. in 1969 to become Programming Director of the American Film Institute. He then curated a major traveling exhibition for the Smithsonian, Hollywood: Legend and Reality, before resuming his writing career. He now lives in Los Angeles when he is not traveling the world to gather material for books and articles. 

Webb is a regular contributor to The Architectural Review, Contract, Frame, Interiors, Mark and The Plan, and has written extensively for Architectural Digest, Domus and The New York Times, among other publications. His reviews appear on and in The Architects Newspaper. He is currently preparing a survey of innovative housing solutions and another book on restoring classic modern houses”. 


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Lecture: Erfurt 

Piotr Smierzewski’s lecture “Context is Half The Work” in Erfurt. 


Residential Building in Koszalin
location: Koszalin
project: 2015-2018


ANALOG, Koszalin 
project  (concept):
project (building permit, working drawings):
before construction


Analog Architecture

ANALOG, architecture, design and urbanism office, tries to use typology and traditional conctruction techniques to create significant architecture of the background. The projects by Analog, which range from furniture to urban planning, stand out for a strong sense of “place” and deep knowledge of the theory of architecture, what allows to reduce architecture to its very essence.

Lecture: HBC Biberach 

Piotr Smierzewski’s lecture in Biberach: “Prozess und Qualität” 


In progress: Boulevard 

Latest photos from the construction site of Boulevard Apartments in Ustronie Morskie. 

Photo: Piotr Smierzewski / ANALOG

Academy of Music

location: Bydgoszcz
project: 2016, competition entry 


HS99, Koszalin 
project team:
konrad garbowski, oliwia stachowska, wojciech slupczynski, jacek moczala, adam kulesza
tomasz kudelski
Muller-BBM Berlin

Design vs Art

Design vs Art. Cogitations.
edited by Magdalena Berlinska and Agnieszka Kurkowska, published by TU Koszalin. 


Apartment House
location: Warszawa, 83 Pulawska St.
project: 2015-16

HS99, Koszalin 
project team: 
oliwia stachowska, wojciech slupczynski, adam kulesza
concept design




Warsaw Music School
location: Warszawa
project: 2015, competition entry 

HS99, Koszalin 
project team: 
konrad garbowski, oliwia stachowska, wojciech slupczynski, jacek moczala, adam kulesza
tomasz kudelski
Muller-BBM Berlin



Residential Building
location: Koszalin, 109 Zwyciestwa St. 
project: 2015-2016 
construction: 2016-2018 


HS99, Koszalin 
project architect: 
konrad garbowski

Building Footprint: 434,38 m2
Net Floor Area: 1781,51 m2 
Gross Floor Area: 2139,42 m2 
Volume: 7273,13 m2  

Polska. Architecture in Skopje

POLSKA. ARCHITECTURE is a new exhibition of contemporary polish architecture which is organised by Architektura-murator monthly and Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Poland. After presentation in Baku in June, the exhibition which presents 20 newly constructed buildings (with CINiBA among them) starts on 27th of October in Skopje.  



National Museum Krakow
location: Krakow
project: competition entry, 3rd Prize, 2015 



Cultural facilities should unite, not divide. This concept attempts to unite around a common history and collective memory, of which the National Museum in Krakow is one of the most important depositories, without whose activity “poor memory perpetuates the legends”.

The uniqueness of the museum depends not only on the uniqueness of the exhibitions but also the uniqueness of the space in which the exhibitions are presented. The balance between neutrality of environment for exhibits and its characteristic features is one of the basic problems of not only modern museums. The indissoluble connection of exhibitions, the building of the museum and the city is essential if the memory of the visit is to survive.

The site has been divided into two main bodies: north and south. The historic (southern) one hosts all of the features associated with the Museum, such as a bar, bookstore, library, cinema room, or cloakrooms and toilets located below the entrance level. The northern part contains all groups of premises connected with the exhibitions.

Between these two bodies, a central space was located which forms a huge museum lobby illuminated from the top. This is a very important part of the site, which is responsible not only for the impressions it gives the visitors but first and foremost is the traffic hub, the starting point of the journey around the exhibition area. This lobby grants access to all exhibition halls, both permanent and temporary. 

The main hall of regular shape, great height, soft and diffused lighting is not only the starting point of all exhibition exploration routes but also a space, which is to introduce the public to an atmosphere of uniqueness. In formal terms, the hall interprets the theme of the panels repeated several times in the historical part of the building. This theme unites the old and the new part of the museum.

A single-space main hall for temporary exhibitions is completely devoid of supports, providing virtually unlimited possibilities for display. 

Permanent exhibition rooms have been designed on two top floors, dividing the exhibition space into smaller modules, which due to the interrelations are arranged in a logical and uninterrupted string of exhibitions, forming a loop. The rooms located on the top floor have been illuminated with natural light through skylights, thus upholding the historical continuity of exhibition spaces of the National Museum in Krakow. 


HS99, Koszalin 
project team: 
katarzyna bartel, oliwia stachowska, adam kulesza, konrad garbowski, wojciech slupczynski, arkadiusz laskowski, ewelina przeworska, tomasz czolowski, 
competition entry 

Building Footprint: 6123,8 m2
Net Floor Area: 27856,6 m2
Gross Floor Area: 34163,2 m2
Volume:  182503,3 m3  



Konkurs, Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Arch 2/2016  


Study Trip to Wroclaw

Polska. Architecture in Baku

POLSKA. ARCHITECTURE is a new exhibition of contemporary polish architecture which was organised by Architektura-murator monthly and Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Poland. The exhibition which presents 20 newly constructed buildings (with CINiBA among them) starts on 13th of June in Baku


Building Permit for CKiWG secured. 

 ZW109 published in the latest issue of ARCH, which comments the second polish edition of Brick Award. ZW109  won Grand Prix in this competition. 

The relatively small building was designed as a one-bay structure with small one-sided flats on the west side and slightly larger flats from the south and north. The distinctive facade of the old building was decided to be reconstructed on the basis of plaster casts of the original ornaments. It features as a “gateway” to the pedestrian passage.

To contrast the facade of the main façade the gate was painted white. Particular attention was paid to the entrance area of the building. Two entrances were designed; one from Zwycięstwa Street and the second from the park. These entrances lead to a one-flight staircase lighted from the top, finished “in white”, as the gateway.  


more about the project: here 

ZW109 in “Swiat Architektury” 05/2015. 

The relatively small building was designed as a one-bay structure with small one-sided flats on the west side and slightly larger flats from the south and north. The eastern wall, which will be further developed in the future, was temporarily insulated and painted in gray. Commercial units are located on the ground floor. They are not accessible from the main street, but from the internal pedestrian passage connecting the already erected object with the two buildings planned to be built at the back of the estate.

The distinctive facade of the old building was decided to be reconstructed on the basis of plaster casts of the original ornaments. It features as a “gateway” to the pedestrian passage. To contrast the facade of the main façade the gate was painted white. Particular attention was paid to the entrance area of the building. Two entrances were designed; one from Zwycięstwa Street and the second from the park. These entrances lead to a one-flight staircase lighted from the top, finished “in white”, as the gateway. 


more about the project: here 

Arch with Kids – III

The Kids from Music School in Koszalin with the visit in architecture office. 

Lecture: Museum II 

Please visit for the whole lecture. 

Lecture: Museum I 

Please visit for the complete story 

Life in Architecture Jury II

The Jury of annual  Life in Architecture Awards (Zycie w Architekturze) organized by leading Polish architectural magazine “Architektura Murator. Piotr Smierzewski along with Dariusz Herman and Wojciech Subalski, Piotr Sarzyński (Polityka) and Katarzyna Krakowiak (ASP Gdansk) are members of President’s Jury which is going to select Nominees for Grand Prix.  

Jury: Life in Architecture I 


Debate about condition of contemporary polish architecture in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. 


location: Pila
project: 2014, competition, mention


HS99, Koszalin
project team:
konrad garbowski, wojciech slupczynski, jacek moczala, adam kulesza
concept design 



Residential Building
location: Koszalin, Krzyzanowskiego St. 
project: 2014-2015 
construction: 2015-2016 

HS99, Koszalin 
project architect: 
wojciech slupczynski 
under construction

Building Footprint: 2009,88 m2
Net Floor Area: 9001,14 m2 
Gross Floor Area: 10553,64 m2
Volume: 33186,88 m3 


Study Trip to Krakow 

Arch with Kids – I 

Office lecture at TU Lublin. 


New Polish House in Wien 

H9 in Architekturzentrum Wien


Piotr Smierzewski’s own house H9 in Architekturzentrum Wien. A cooperative venture between the Az W, the Centrum Architektury and the Polish Institute Vienna. Speakers at the Opening on Wednesday 12 February 2014, 7pm: Dietmar Steiner, director Az W, Sylwia Golonka Dzienisz, deputy director Polish Institute Vienna, Agnieszka Rasmus-Zgorzelska and Aleksandra Stepnikowska, curators of the exhibition. 


Lecture: Library IV 


Lecture: Library III 


Lecture: Library II 


Library I 

At home with the architect

Piotr Smierzewski’s own house H9. The architect’s home turf is often the space that serves as a true manifesto of the creator’s own individual style and perspective, marrying form, function and fantasy. presents a dozen or so of the most intriguing homes of the past century – designed by the architects themselves for their own personal pleasure. –

The web portal, a project of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, has already published over 38 thousand articles in Polish and English, providing our readers with the freshest cultural news daily. We also offer a comprehensive selection of encyclopedic articles on Polish artists and their creations, all coming together into a one-stop resource for cultural managers, artists, students, art critics, journalists, opinion-makers and lovers of Polish culture all over the globe. 


Sliwkowa Estatment
location: Koszalin, Sliwkowa St. 
project: 2013-14
construction: 2014-2017

HS99, Koszalin 
project architect: 
katarzyna frankiewicz

Office lecture for 17th OSSA in Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw.  Many thanks to the whole audience for the patience. 

Mies Van Der Rohe Award Book 

A catalogue of selected 40 works among the 335 nominations from 37 countries with CINiBA.  


more about CINiBA: here 

Barcelona Model

A mass model of CINiBA prepared in the office for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013 Exhibition, which is going to start on June the 7th in Mies van der Rohe’s Pavilion in Barcelona. 


The exhibition Great Villas of Poland as a part of an international project Via Villas realised by Foibos publishing opens to public on 20th March 2013 in the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw. HS99 is represented with H5 in Nowe Bielice and H9 located in Koszalin – Lubiatowo. 

Museum of architecture in Wroclaw 21 th March – 5th May 2013 Ceremonial opening of exhibition takes place on 20 th March at 4.00 p.m. in the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw in Bernadyńskiej 5 Street.

The project Great Villas of Poland is realised under the honourable patronage of the Polish president´s wife, Mrs Anna Komorowska.

The auspices were given by the Czech embassador in Poland, Mr Jan Sechter and the major of Wroclaw, Mr Rafał Dutkiewicz.

The exhibition was realised with a financial support of European Commission and the Culture program, MKiDN of Poland, Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Ministry of Culture in CR. Apart from our partner, the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw the preparation was done in cooperation with other significant Polish and Czech institutions.

The Great Villas of Poland presents mainly family residences built from 18th century up to now. It is an overview of villa architecture of the whole Poland. The audience will be presented the total of ninety three villas and family residences. An axis of the exhibition and a publication are the life stories of architects and builders connected with the history of individual houses. Each house speaks for itself; it shows under what circumstances it was created, reflects the environment and period of origin. Selected buildings are examples of architectonic thinking and lifestyle characterising their creators, owners and inhabitants.

Exhibition panels are accompanied by historical and current photos and plans.

Authorial team consist of the following: Ryszard Nakonieczny ? editor, Andrzej Mendocha – technical editor; authors Jerzy Ilkosz, Vladimír Šlapeta, Elżbieta Przesmycka, Beate Stoertkuhl, Joanna Olenderek, Maciej Olenderek, Anna Syska, Przemysław Czernek, Tomasz Malkowski, Paweł Wąsowski, Maciej Janowski, Michał Duda, Maria Jolanta Sołtysik, Jadwiga Urbanik and Piotr Marciniak, photographers Tomasz Zakrzewski, Stanisław Klimek and others.

The exposition will be later presented in other places of the Polish Republic, the Czech Republic and other countries.

From 28 th May until 30 th June 2013 the whole project Via Villas will be presented at the international conference and exhibition in the building of Altiero Spinelli in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Life in Architecture 

Office presentation of CINiBA and SP06 (Villa Moderna) in Zacheta by the Life in Architecture Award presentation.   


Apartment House
location: Mielno
project: 2012-13


HS99, Koszalin 
project architect: 
wojciech slupczynski 
concept design

Building Footprint: 1461,00 m2 
Net Floor Area: 9050,41 m2
Gross Floor Area: 9890,00 m2


Bryla Roku 2012 Award Lecture

Office lecture at TU Warszawa on 25.10.2012. The event was organized by 

Building Permit

Building permit for the multi-use development at ZW109 in Koszalin secured. 


For reading and watching


The first Polityka Architecture Award for CINiBA

“(CINiBA) charms through its discreet insertion into Silesia’s tradition of industrial architecture, as well as into its immediate neighbourhood, for which it stands to become a catalyst for development.” P. Sarzyński.

The true art of architecture lies in creating an original design with merely a few gestures.” R. Konieczny. 

Article by Piotr Sarzynski. 


more about CINiBA: here 

101 most interesting polish buildings of the decade


Glos Pomorza in Koszalin and Academic Library in Katowice published in the recent book by Agora about contemporary polish architecture. 


more about CINiBA: here 

more about Glos Pomorza: here 



Newton Research Center
location: Opole
project: 2011, competition entry, 3rd Prize


With its location, the new building “Newton” emphasizes the rhythm determined on the campus by the existing buildings, but also composes an internal courtyard and closes it with respect to the viewing axis. From the west, the building is aligned with a very clear line of development. This raised fragment of the facility is not so much an architectural culmination of the building as a highlighting of this corner of the whole campus. 

The building proposes an introspective arrangement, creating its own inner world on the basis of two different atriums, relative to each other. The atrium in this zone is orderly and regular, with a paved area where you’ll find the summer café tables. The atrium located in the zone of controlled library access is a garden and can serve as a summer reading space.

The individual functional blocks are embedded in a common space; a space for communication, recreation, social meetings, exhibitions and, discussions. The basic functions of this facility (canteen, auditoriums and library) are located in the block which reaches up to uncover the part of the building dedicated to the administration and staff. 

The method of moving around the building has an element of choice. The library, which is the culmination of form and the upper levels of the auditorium can be reached by gentle ramps provided with attractive spaces for working, reading and meetings. You can also choose the horizontal path (along the auditoriums), accompanied by the exhibitions.

The individual areas of the building are bonded to each other by identical floor, ceiling, perforated walls. This ensures the integrity of the multi-function building. The only formal differences are the different zoning of the atriums and wooden cladding separating the auditorium part – the heart of the building. 

The façades reflect the introverted architectural concept. Full glazing, besides the atriums is found only in the administrative part, near the entrance and in the library, at the furthest end of the entire composition, connecting the building with extensive views. The bands of walls, climbing along with ramps are perforated with regularly spaced holes. The perforation was made in the lining of thin-walled reinforced concrete prefabricated elements made of tight, high quality concrete, hung on the support structure of the building. 


HS99, Koszalin
project team: 
gall podlaszewski, wojciech slupczynski, adam kulesza, jacek moczala 
concept design



Wettbewerbe Aktuell 11/2011 



PSG Company Headquarters
location: Gdansk, ul. Walowa
project: 2011, competition entry, 2nd Prize



Przemiana wizerunku terenów Gazowni polegać ma na wyłonieniu resztek logiki w obecnym zagospodarowaniu i uczytelnienie go poprzez odpowiednią lokalizację nowych elementów. Zasadnicza zmiana polega na wyznaczeniu strefy otwartej, która rozpoczynać się będzie przy ul. Wałowej pomiędzy istniejącymi budynkami Gazowni i Gaz-Systemu, następnie biec w kierunku ul. Podstocznej, po czym przybierając kierunek osi widokowej dotrzeć do ciągu pieszego wzdłuż ulicy Nowowałowej. W tej otwartej strefie zlokalizowane są dwa atrakcyjne, zabytkowe budynki przy ul. Podstocznej, a przy Wałowej znajdzie swe miejsce nowo projektowany budynek biurowy. Jego lokalizację uzasadnia nowa ranga ul. Wałowej, łączącej dwa duże centra muzealne. Strefa ta wysadzana drzewami owocowymi (darmowe wycinki drzewostanu w przypadku konieczności lokalizacji nowego obiektu) w całości otwarta jest dla ruchu pieszego i rowerowego. Obydwa dłuższe boki strefy oddzielone są od innych, zamkniętych części Gazowni i Gaz-Systemu alejami spacerowymi. W nasadzeniach zaproponowano aplikacje ? tereny niezadrzewione.

Pozostałe tereny Gazowni i Gaz-Systemu zostały podzielone na cztery, zamknięte, okolone żywopłotami części. Kryją one strefy techniczne. Nowe zagospodarowanie polega na sanacji budynków i otoczenia oraz na podkreśleniu porządku nowymi elementami takimi jak chodniki, trawniki i drzewa.

Proponowane zagospodarowanie terenu wykorzystuje motywy związane z tradycją miejsca. Nowo projektowany budynek biurowy powstanie w oparciu o okrąg byłej wieży gazowej. Nadal dla tego obszaru dominantą i głównym elementem identyfikacyjnym pozostanie rusztowanie wieży gazowej. Podświetlona w nocy widoczna będzie z dużej odległości.

Odpowiedzią na dużą ilość miejsc parkingowych jest lokalizacja w budynku biurowym zewnętrznego parkingu otwartego, którego organizacja polega na wykorzystaniu do parkowania stale wznoszącej się rampy. 

Nowoprojektowany budynek proponuje układ ekstrawertyczny, komunikuje się z Miastem całym swoim obwodem. Ten czterokondygnacyjny budynek zakomponowany jest w oparciu o cztery koncentryczne pierścienie oraz dziedziniec wypełniony spiralą stale wnoszącej się rampy parkingu. Pierwszy pierścień to podwójna fasada. Kryje ona urządzenia do ochrony przeciwsłonecznej i pomosty do mycia. Odpowiada on nie tylko za wizerunek obiektu, ale również za mikroklimat w jego wnętrzu. Drugi pierścień zawiera pokoje biurowe. Wydzielono w nim też po cztery na kondygnację poszerzenia korytarzy (hole). Trzeci pierścień to korytarz, z którego zawsze istnieją dwa kierunki ewakuacji. Czwarty pierścień wypełniają pomieszczenia pomocnicze, poczekalnie, klatki schodowe, trzony dźwigowe, szachty instalacyjne. Dziedziniec zaprojektowano jako wielopoziomowy parking otwarty organizowany jako szeroka, stale wspinająca się wstęga rampy. Pod względem ilości miejsc w parkingu budynek jest samowystarczalny.



HS99, Koszalin 
project team: 
jacek moczala, adam kulesza, wojciech slupczynski 


Building Permit 

Building permit for Boulevard-Apartments in Ustronie Morskie secured. 


Office lecture at TU Kielce 


Residential Building in Koszalin
location: Koszalin
project: 2010-11
construction: 2011-2012



HS99, Koszalin 
project architect: 
jacek moczala

Building Footprint: 606,50 m2
Net Floor Area: 2210,61 m2
Gross Floor Area: 2876,75 m2 
Volume: 8309,46 m3


Study Trip to Provance 

Office lecture at TU Wroclaw. 


An Apartment Complex in Ustronie Morskie
location: Ustronie Morskie
project: 2010-12
construction: 2012-15

HS99, Koszalin 
project team: 
gall podlaszewski, wojciech slupczynski, jacek moczala, adam kulesza
Piotr Smierzewski  



Apartamenty Boulevard w Ustroniu Morskim, Architektura 11/2016 


Office lecture in Katowice 


Competition entry for Dialogue Center Przelomy in Szczecin. 

City Hall


Bydgoszcz City Hall and Market Square
location: Bydgoszcz
project: 2009, competition entry, mention



The square of the Old Market was divided into two areas. The outer area located directly at the fronts of the tenements is the road traffic and pedestrian traffic area. The second area constitutes an internal square accessible to pedestrians only. The two areas were made different as regards the type of the flooring. Additionally, two main directions of pedestrian communication were accented in the internal area of the square, which divide the Old Market into three triangles with various functions. The triangle sides were delineated with changes in the flooring layout and light belts.

The five-floor Town Hall including the Museum is higher than the surrounding buildings, in compliance with the centuries-old tradition of forming the urban space. The Town Hall and the Museum were designed in one building; however, they constitute separate facilities which may function fully independently from each other.

The Town Hall was extended by creating, between the new and old parts, a courtyard with the proportion of a whole quarter. Owing to two joints, the new part of the Town Hall constitutes an intermediate form between a detached facility and an element of a compact quarter settlement.

The courtyard is accessible through two arcades ? vestibules formed by drawing aside three fundamental elements of the basement of the new Town Hall. Additionally, owing to the raising of the courtyard floor in relation to the Old Town Market, the rank of this public space grew.

A large entrance hall constitutes the main element of the ground floor. It is accessible from both vestibule arcades. There, via lifts and wide stairs, the applicants of the Municipality Office and visitors to the Museum commence their visit to the facility.

A three-floor Forum is located directly over the entrance hall. This is an internal square, which owing to its elevation on the piano nobile overlooks through the facade perforation the Old Town and the courtyard. This prestigious space constitutes the foyer of the meeting halls.

The Museum was located on the last floor of this newly designed building. It can be accessed from the internal Forum: an extension of the Old Market, which adds a third dimension to this most important public space in the city. Owing to such a location of the Museum, it becomes a culminating point of the Old Town and one of its tourist attractions.

The composition of the square based on triangles is continued in the way in which the facades are formed. In the facades, vertical divisions are accented, which are emphasized through alternating stripes each 50cm wide. The basic elements for the facades are stone slabs from sandstone with a cleaved structure of the stone face, as well as glass stripes in aluminum profiles.

The two-floor facades of the passages which surround the fine courtyard from three sides are made from glass and are without any profiles. The renovated historic facade of the former Jesuit College constitutes the chief element of the newly created courtyard. The remaining facades are neutral in relation to this facade and constitute a kind of a frame for this monument.



HS99, Koszalin 
design team:
Agnieszka Desowska, Lukasz Pisarek, Adam Kulesza  



1. Bydgoskie Marzenia o Ikonie, AiB, 11/2009



Building Permit for H13 secured. 

Construction start of CINiBA. 

Study Trip to Berlin. 


Some of our favorites projects in the latest issue o Archivolta. 


Study Trip to Lubeck and Wismar 


University of Gdansk, Rector’s Office and Faculty of Neophilology
location: Gdansk, Wita Stwosza St. 
project: 2008, competition entry



Nowo projektowany obiekt stanowić ma dominantę dla całego układu urbanistycznego jakim jest campus i otaczająca go zabudowa. Ten silny znak w przestrzeni, z racji swej narożnikowej lokalizacji, wysokości i zwartej kompozycji ma stanowić element identyfikujący cały Uniwersytet. Szczególne usytuowanie, wyróżniające go z układu urbanistycznego również dwoma placami (Rektorskim i Studenckim), zwarta w porównaniu z innymi obiektami bryła i charakterystyczna forma sprawiają, że budynek ten nawiązuje raczej dialog z Biblioteką Uniwersytecką (a w szerszym kontekście również z Halą Oliwii) niż z przyległymi obiektami. 

Dwa place poprzedzają obiekt. Pierwszy – Rektorski znalazł swe miejsce pomiędzy projektowanym budynkiem a ul. Bażyńskiego. To stąd swoje wizyty rozpoczynać będą oficjalni goście i delegacje. Plac ten stanowi również podjazd dla VIP-ów. Podjazd, z którego poprzez krytą rampę dostępny jest garaż podziemny. Drugi plac – Studencki  – łączy obiekt z terenami campusu. Wyraźnie obniżony w stosunku do poziomu ul. Wita Stwosza i ograniczony budynkami sąsiednich wydziałów ma bardziej kameralny i mniej oficjalny charakter. Obydwa place obramowane są schodami terenowymi wykorzystującymi różnice poziomów budynku i strefy parkingowej.

W budynku wyróżnione są dwie zasadnicze strefy (podział ten odzwierciedlają również fasady) – pierwszą – otwartą o prawie nieograniczonej dostępności wypełniają pomieszczenia ogólne takie jak sale audytoryjne i związane z nimi hole, czytelnia, bufet i kawiarnia, etc. Druga strefa, pięciokondygnacyjna wypełniona jest pomieszczeniami poszczególnych katedr Wydziału Neofilologii (na czterech kondygnacjach) oraz położonym na najwyższej kondygnacji rektoracie z towarzyszącymi mu biurami.


HS99 Herman i Smierzewski, Koszalin
project team: 
pawel skora, adam kulesza 
competition entry 

Net Floor Area: 18521,3 m2  
Gross Floor Area: 20130,3 m2 



HS99 – niematerialne, Archivolta 4(44)/2009




Museum of Contemporary Art
location: Wroclaw
project: 2008, competition entry



Budynek Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej stara się kontynuować przerwaną przez Drugą Wojnę Światową logikę kwartału. Zarówno linie zabudowy jak i skala obiektu, jego wysokość w stosunku do zespołu klasztornego mieszczącego w sobie Muzeum Architektury, pozwalają na harmonijne uzupełnienie dawnego kwartału. 

Wejście do budynku zlokalizowano od strony głównej ulicy Nowego Miasta (Purkiniego), analogicznie jak wejście do Panoramy Racławickiej i Muzeum Narodowego.

Parter i piętro budynku wycofano ukośnie w stosunku do ulicy odsłaniając widok na Panoramę Racławicką i park. Tak powstały plac ?zadaszono? ostatnią kondygnacją zawierającą sale wystawowe.

Nadziemną część budynku podzielono na trzy naprzemienne, ułożone w pionie strefy: introwertyczne parter i kondygnacja wystawowa, rozdzielono ekstrawertyczną drugą kondygnacją. Ta otwarta ze wszystkich stron na Miasto przestrzeń wypełniona pomieszczeniami publicznymi (sala audytoryjna, wielofunkcyjne sale wystawowe, pomieszczenia klubowe, hol kasowy) stanowi platformę mogącą funkcjonować niezależnie od sal wystawowych. To tu skupia się życie publiczne budynku. Przestrzeń ta w największym stopniu odpowiedzialna jest za komunikację Miasta z Muzeum i Muzeum z Miastem.

W opozycji do otwartości przestrzeni piętra zakomponowano kondygnację z salami wystawowymi. Kondygnacja swoimi dużymi, jednoprzestrzennymi, pozbawionymi podpór salami wystawowymi otwiera się na sztukę. Lokalizacja sal wystawowych na najwyższej kondygnacji i ich zblokowanie pozwoli na pełniejsze ich wykorzystanie, na większą ilość wariacji aranżacji. Będzie to miało szczególne znaczenie przy organizacji dużych wystaw.

HS99 Herman i Smierzewski, Koszalin
project team: 
jacek moczała, kuba florek, anita skalska, wojciech słupczynski, adam kulesza, paweł skóra 
competition entry 

Net Floor Area: 19984,0 m2



Promykowa Estatment
location: Koszalin, Promykowa St. 
project: 2008 
construction: 2010-18


In terms of urban planning, the project is a continuation of the terraced single-family housing estate – PR01, which had been designed a few years earlier. As in the first stage, the main objective was to find an economic alternative for a typical apartment in a multiple dwelling by reducing the surface area of the house and the plot of land, as well as to rationalise the structure. 

The rows of terraced houses were located optimally in terms of sunlight, while striving to take advantage of a bit of accidental geometry of the investment area. The public space, which was created in this way, was zoned by elements of landscape architecture between the street and the relevant house. 

What both designs have in common is the determining nature of selection of the whole finishing materials: red clinker brick on façades, green sheet metal on roofs and wooden supplementary components. Both stages differ in, above all, the geometry of the roofs and spatial organisation of the interior. 

The distinctive PR02 roofs’ geometry is an attempt of modern interpretation of typical roofs in this type of construction, the roof ridge of which is set in parallel or perpendicularly to the public road. The proposed alternative solution, in which the roof ridge of the roof is set at an angle to the street, allowed for, among others, additional lighting of the roof level, making it a valuable fragment of the entire house interior. 

The inside of the house is centred around the two-floor part of the living room, in which there is a dining table. Thanks to this operation, the unity of architectural components integrating the family life around common meals was achieved. 


HS99, Koszalin
project team:
jacek moczała, wojciech slupczynski, adam kulesza
Piotr Smierzewski


Michael Webb, Architecture Renaissance for Poland, The Plan 099 / 2017    



Single Family House
location: Koszalin, Rokosowo
project: 2008-10
construction: 2010-17



HS99 Herman i Smierzewski, Koszalin


CINiBA in Wallpaper

Wallpaper 09/2008 presents an overview of new polish architecture. Academic Library in Katowice (CINiBA)  has been published among other projects designed by medusa group, Jaroslaw Kozakiewicz and nsMoon Studio and Wizja.  


Office lecture in Szczecin 


Academic Library in Museum of Architecture

Academic Library in Katowice – CINiBA – in the One Project Gallery in Museum of Architecture Wroclaw. 

more about the project: here 


Krajowe Centrum Informatyki Kwantowej
location: Gdansk, Wita Stwosza St.
project: 2007, competition entry, 1st Prize
design: 2007-09


The main urban planning rule makes a reference to the original concept from 1970s. It adds the Central Square: a park on the plan of an elongated rectangle. This central green space has its begginings in a pond planned in the 1970s and stretches parallel to the streets of Wita Stwosza and Grunwaldzka. Its width maps out a distance between the existing facilities. 

The land, which is adjacent to the main communications axis of the University, forms the Faculty Square. From there, the current building of the Faculty is available (the authors: architect W. Benedyk and architect S. Niewiadomski). There, the new computer science building was placed. This surfaced square, which was designed in an opposition to the Central Square, merges both facilities and maps out the space, which is an easy for identification, and which focuses the live of the Faculty. The laboratory part was placed in this square (similarly to the existing structure). The square closes the arm positioned perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis running through the buildings of the Faculty. 

The difference of the levels of land allows one to create the natural boundaries of the Faculty Square, and gives an access to the facility from different levels: a different level from the side of the campus (the Faculty Square), and a different level from the side of the car parks that continue the already existing car park complex. The communications arrangement results from a logical continuation of the existing communications system. 

Three fundamental elements make up the block of the facility. The first one, which constitutes a typological continuation of the existing building, includes above of all teaching rooms. The second one, which is placed perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of both buildings (closing the Faculty Square space), houses lecture halls and the Quantum Centre. The third element is the laboratories closed in an almost standalone block (connected with the main building only via the ground floor), which is intentionally distinguished in formal terms. 

A two-storey entrance hall which joins not only the arms of building but also the levels of entrances leading to it, was designed between the two first elements. A lecture hall connected with a café adjoins this space. This three-storey hall is the continuation of the Faculty Square. The hall which precedes the Quantum Centre is situated above it. The view from it extends onto the whole Faculty Square. 

The facades of the Computer Science Faculty Building express the structure of the building accepted, including the functional structure. Regular, two-layered, prefabricated ferroconcrete and glass facades run around the building. The inside layer constitutes an element of the constructional system. Repeated window plots, which are withdrawn in the direction of the interior of building, are shaded against the sun in a natural manner. The laboratory section is faced with black laminated tempered glass.  


HS99 Herman i Smierzewski, Koszalin
project team: 
rafal sobieraj, kuba florek, anita skalska, pawel skora, adam kulesza 
construction deleted 

Building Footprint: 3 689,5 m2 
Net Floor Area: 9 894,8 m2  
Gross Floor Area: 12 246,5 m2 
Volume: 53 703,25 m3  


Study Trip to Italy and Swiss 

Study Trip: Karlsruhe 


Silesian Museum
location: Katowice
project: 2006, competition, mention


In opposition to the fragmented overground structure of the buildings of the mine, the block of the museum is a homogenous form merging all its functional parts. A standarized height and a standardized level of the foundation constitute the counterpoint for the diversity of the levels and the heights of the individual historic facilities. 

An outside space contained between the floor in front of the museum and the cantilever roof is the most characteristic element which identifies and organizes the urban planning structure of this place. This space is the Museum Forum, which is at the same time a fragment of the traffic route and an outside museum exhibition for all the devices and historic and industrial facilities which were dismantled from the remaining buildings in the District. Therefore, this new building will include the pieces of all the remaining buildings of the mine. The following renovated historic facilities: Warszawa mineshaft, an engine room building and a clothes warehouse are included in this space. The “corridors” between the space of former mine and the urban space were used to locate the entrance to the individual parts of the MainBuilding. They constitute a communications space and an outside exposition area. They ensure a contact between the town and the area of the former mine (the District of Museums). 

The programme of the museum was arranged in three functional modules. Two of them include exhibition rooms and third one includes a complex of rooms connected with conference and administrative functions. These modules were merged with a technical storey, which was concealed in the thickness of the roof and two underground storeys to be used for the shipment of showpieces, for car parks as well as storage and technical facilities rooms. 

The facades of the museum were designed from glass channel sections, which constitute the wall facing on certain fragments. In the joints between the modules, they make up a transparent glass facade. This material contrasts with the brick of the historic facilities and emphasizes their authenticity. The smoothness of the facades, concealing of the structure in the Main Edifice building serves to highlight the industrial beauty of Warszawa and Bartosz  mineshafts as well as of the showpieces collected in the Forum and in the “corridors”. 

It is only the temporary exhibition room, as one which is visited the most frequently, which was located on the ground floor (it was preceded by an extensive foyer). Only those rooms which are to be used to exhibit painting works were located under the roof to provide the exhibition with a day light. The remaining rooms were located on the first floor. All the rooms were centred on the two sides of the main hall, which was designed as a complex of galleries surrounding the entrance patio. Its characteristic and dominating element is “Warszawa” mineshaft, which serves as an identification of the museum and previously the mine. The rooms painting works illuminated from above with daylight. 


HS99 Herman i Smierzewski, Koszalin
project team: 
agnieszka desowska, magda erycińska, kuba florek, lukasz gąska, adam kulesza, lukasz pisarek, rafał sobieraj, paweł skóra , wojciech słupczyński, wojciech subalski 
concept design


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Chopin Centre
location: Warszawa, Tamka St. 
project: 2006, competition, mention



The building of the Centre was designed as the last frontage element of Tamka Street before the Ostrogski Palace. Its dimensions were adapted to the dimensions of the existing tenement houses located in this street.

Two equivalent entrances to the building were designed. The first one is from Ordynacka Street and the second one from Tamka Street. The reception area was located at the upper entrance in the direct neighbourhood of the stairway leading to the institutions situated in the centre. This duality of the access to the facility is the result of the land formation and the communications layout.

From the side of Ordynacka Street, the building line was preserved running around the contour of the house which no longer exists here. The four-storey jutty constitutes not only a roof above the entrance to the building and above the café garden; it also makes the facility levelled with the neighbouring tenement house; the building hides its blank gable wall and calms down the tectonics of the frontage.


A decision was made to reconstruct the facade of Alojzy Anasiński?s tenement house (which no longer exists these days) from the side of Tamka Street in order to fulfill the minimum of the conservator?s recommendations. The composition of this historical elevation contributed to the design of the elevation of the whole Chopinowski Centre. The widths of the full and window (3/4) modules were transferred onto the remaining completely glazed-in elevations of the additional part.

The northern facade of Anasiński?s tenement house was cast in concrete with all its historical details, in the form of prefabricated elements modulated according to the order of the tenement house (3/4). The joints between the prefabs continue in the divisions of the glass facade of the whole building. The colours of the concrete are adapted to the colours of the glass. The windowpanes with a three-layered structure, which are point-fixed from the inside, are partly etched. The different transparency levels were used in the composition of the facades and also as sun protection. The selected window elements open by moving them; the purpose of this is to create the composition of the elevation which is subject to continuous changes.

The offices of the institutions are located on the upper floors and are made accessible in a controlled manner. The public functions such as a library, a bookshop, an exhibition hall and catering facilities are located on the storeys which are situated between the levels of Tamka and Ordynacka streets; they are filled from both of these levels. This generally accessible public space is fastened with one-flight stairs designed differently as compared with the stairwell which leads to the offices. The more the public storeys are availiable the more the office floors are separated.



HS99 Herman i Smierzewski, Koszalin


HS99 –  niematerialne, Archivolta 4(44)/2009

The Site for H9. 

Office lecture in Manggha Krakow. 

Office lecture in Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw. 

New polish architecture


Exhibition opening in Museum of Architecture Wroclaw.  


Office lecture in Poznan. 



Single Family House
location: Grodzisk Mazowiecki
project: 2003




HS99 Herman i Smierzewski, Koszalin



Single Family House
location: Mielno, Gdanska St. 
project: 2002-03
construction: 2003-16


This building was located in a seaside plot near Koszalin. The ground floor was designed as an open space with a separated block of auxiliary rooms, which gives functional zones of this part of the house: the living room and the kitchen and the dining room. The first floor includes rooms for individual use and a bathroom located directly over the block of auxiliary rooms.  

The facades were made different considering the directions of the world and the relation of the building to the sea. The north facade from the side of the sea, taking into consideration winds, was designed as ceramic with a small number of window openings. The south facade was designed as made of wood with one half of it glazed in. The remaining ones are totally glazed in and shadowed by wooden balconies.  


HS99 Herman i Smierzewski, Koszalin

Building Footprint: 127,8 m2 
Net Floor Area: 156,7 m2 
Volume: 840,2 m3 



Nowoczesny Dom, Dom&Wnetrze 02/2004 
Zlamany w pol, Dom Doskonaly 02/2005 



3rd Prize in competition “Project of The Year” organised by Dom&Wnetrze 



Lecture “Old and New”

HS99 Lecture at Architecture Students Workshop OSSA 2002 in Bialystok 


Emka in Architektura


Commercial Centre Galeria Emka published in the latest issue of Architektura-Murator monthly. 



more about the project: here 


Opening of the Commercial Center Emka in Koszalin. 

Construction site of Emka in Koszalin. 

MK Cafe Summer Resort


Modernization of the MK Cafe Summer Resort published in Architektura-Murator monthly.  

more about the project: here