Described as one of the most outstanding surviving examples of the so-called “Warsaw school of architecture”, plans have been unveiled for renovation of the Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego building.
Undertaken by JEMS Architecki, the project will see the interiors sensitively renovated and updated to meet the needs of the 21st century.
First constructed between 1928 and 1931 to a design authored by Rudolf Świerczyński, the chance to reimagine the building has thrilled the architects at JEMS.
“Świerczyński combined the latest technological achievements with trends in design and artistic craftsmanship, architecture and fine arts into one indivisible whole,” they said in a statement.
“The work of Rudolf Świerczyński has not gotten old and it still inspires creative exploration and continuation,” they continued.
Set facing Rondo de Gaulle’a, the striking structure survived WWII and later served as the HQ of Poland’s press agency (PAP) between 1957 and 2001.
Regarded as one of the center’s most iconic buildings, JEMS Architecki expect works to last three years during which time “the monumental interiors of the ground floor will have their lost splendor restored”.
Also set for renovation will be the entrance hall, while other areas will see new interior arrangements and the addition of lost features that “will recall the atmosphere of the building, it’s color coding and compositional rules.”
(All images: press materials)