OVO grabczewscy designs żory's museum of fire to resemble dancing flames
 
OVO grabczewscy designs żory's museum of fire to resemble dancing flames OVO grabczewscy designs żory's museum of fire to resemble dancing flames
jan 30, 2015

OVO grabczewscy designs żory's museum of fire to resemble dancing flames

OVO grabczewscy designs żory’s museum of fire to resemble dancing flames
photo by tomasz zakrzewski / archifolio
all images courtesy of OVO grabczewscy architekci

 

 

 

in the southern polish town of żory, local practice OVO grabczewscy architekci has completed a copper clad pavilion, designed to promote the region to both locals and visitors. the building’s provocative title – ‘the museum of fire’ – not only references the scheme’s dominant color, but also its jagged and somewhat organic form.

OVO grabczewscy architekci museum of fire in zory poland designboom
photo by tomasz zakrzewski / archifolio

 

 

 

prominently situated near a main road, the site is surrounded by previously existing underground infrastructure, reducing the workable area of the plot. once the design team examined the history of żory, a name that in polish means ‘fire’ or ‘flames’, they discovered that the urban core was built in the place of a forest that had been burned down.

 

‘it became obvious to us, that the building should look like a fire,’ explained the architects. ‘the strange shape of the plot suddenly started to resemble dancing flames. the idea started to crystallize’.

OVO grabczewscy architekci museum of fire in zory poland designboom
photo by tomasz zakrzewski / archifolio

 

 

 

the structure comprises three independent walls, that when covered in copper plates resemble dancing flames. three glazed entrances provide access to the pavilion, where the use of red-brown metal has been offset with exposed concrete and glass. guests entering the building are met with a reception lobby, offering visitor information, positioned alongside a multifunctional space. at the lower level of the plan a large open hall can be used for public exhibitions.

OVO grabczewscy architekci museum of fire in zory poland designboom
photo by tomasz zakrzewski / archifolio

OVO grabczewscy architekci museum of fire in zory poland designboom
photo by tomasz zakrzewski / archifolio

OVO grabczewscy architekci museum of fire in zory poland designboom
photo by tomasz zakrzewski / archifolio

OVO grabczewscy architekci museum of fire in zory poland designboom
photo by tomasz zakrzewski / archifolio

OVO grabczewscy architekci museum of fire in zory poland designboom
photo by tomasz zakrzewski / archifolio

OVO grabczewscy architekci museum of fire in zory poland designboom
photo by tomasz zakrzewski / archifolio

OVO grabczewscy architekci museum of fire in zory poland designboom
photo by tomasz zakrzewski / archifolio

 

 

project info:

 

name: museum of fire
location: żory, poland
year: 2015
client: city of żory, nowe miasto żory ltd.
authors: OVO grabczewscy architekci katowice: barbara grabczewska, oskar grabczewski
project team: beata kosok, marta musiał, agnieszka krzysztonek, martyna wojtuszek
plot area: 5,271 sqm / 56,737 sqf
building area: 642 sqm / 6,910 sqf
photography: tomasz zakrzewski / archifolio

 

main manufacturers/suppliers:
main contractor: voyage sp. z o.o., żory
copper façade: grande polska sp. z o.o.
lighting: ES – system polska sp. z o.o.

  • FUN. PUBLIC ART with a FUN-CTION.

    mArkW says:
  • I like the way light plays on copper cladding resembling small flames. In general it’s very interesting idea that turned into sculptural, but logical building. Well done !

    petek says:
  • It resembles dancing Libeskind..

    Art says:

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