idea

Buildings raised in an urban setting make up the walls of public space and provide the backdrop against which people’s daily lives unfold, themselves participants in those lives. To create a friendly and liveable space, they have to be well-designed and functional.

To show our appreciation for architects and recognize outstanding architectural and spatial solutions, Hanna, Gronkiewicz-Waltz has founded the Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw which will be given out annually.

Many new, magnificent buildings go up in Warsaw every year. We have decided to recognize their creators and award those whose works sets new standards and exhibits high artistic and functional value, in other words buildings that best serve residents and introduce a new quality into their daily setting.
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz
Mayor of Warsaw

Candidates for the Prize can be nominated by designers, developers, and first and foremost by residents and users of the City of Warsaw. The nominated buildings will be assessed with regard to the architectural solutions used as well as their contribution to the identity of Warsaw.

The competition is organized and endowed by the Mayor of Warsaw. The Prize is awarded in association with the Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP).

about the prize

Two editions of the Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw will take place this year. Buildings constructed in 2001-2014 will be awarded as part of the first edition, and buildings raised in 2015 as part of the second. 

Winners will be selected by a twelve-person jury appointed by the Mayor of Warsaw. Based on the public nominations, the jury will select up to five nominees in seven categories. The list of nominees will be published by the end of October 2016.

The Prize will be awarded in the following categories:

  1. Public service architecture (public building)
  2. Public service architecture (commercial building)
  3. Residential architecture (housing development)
  4. Residential architecture (single building)
  5. Revitalized buildings
  6. Public-access space
  7. Architectural event

 

Rules >>

Disposition of the Mayor of Warsaw >>

 

Attention: due to the fact that certain members of the Jury were involved in a number of the projects submitted for the jury’s consideration, the jurors concerned were excluded from discussions and voting in the relevant categories, in accordance with the competition guidelines.

In the second edition of the Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw (for 2015), the full Jury discussed and voted in the following categories: Public service architecture (public building), Public service architecture (commercial building), and revitalized architecture.

Grzegorz Stiasny did not take part in the discussions and voting in the categories Residential Architecture – Housing Development and Residential Architecture – Single Building. Marlena Happach did not take part in the discussions and voting in the category Public-Access Space. Michał Olszewski, Marlena Happach, Marek Mikos, Maciej Kowalczyk and Ewa P. Porębska did not take part in the discussions and voting in the Architectural Event category.

The Jury is still selecting the Nominees for the first edition of the Prize.

 

calendar

First Edition

  • 12 August 2016 / The Mayor of the City of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz founds the Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw
  • 15 September 2016 / deadline for the submission of candidates
  • 10 October 2016 / the Jury starts its work
  • November 2016 / announcement of nominations for the Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw
  • 7 December 2016 / announcement of the winners of the Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw

Second Edition

  • 12 August 2016 / The Mayor of the City of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz founds the Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw
  • 15 September 2016 / deadline for the submission of candidates
  • 10 October 2016 / the Jury starts its work
  • 3 November 2016 / announcement of nominations for the Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw
  • 4 November – 24 November 2016 / Warsaw residents vote for their favourite nominees
  • 7 December 2016 / announcement of the winners of the Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw

 

jury
olszewski
Michał Olszewski
Michał Olszewski

President of the Jury Deputy Mayor of Warsaw
mikos
Marek Mikos
Marek Mikos

architect, City Office of Architecture and Spatial Planning
czaykowski-2
Michał Czaykowski
Michał Czaykowski

City of Warsaw councillor, legal adviser, lawyer, Doctor of Law, President of the City of Warsaw Commission on Spatial Order
happach-2
Marlena Happach
Marlena Happach

architect, President of the Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP) until 10.10.2016, from 11.10.2016 Director of the City of Warsaw Office of Architecture and Spatial Planning
kowalczyk
Maciej Kowalczyk
Maciej Kowalczyk

architect, member of the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE-CAE), Deputy President of the Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP)
kuczynski
Konrad Kucza-Kuczyński
Konrad Kucza-Kuczyński

architect, lecturer, head of the Faculty of Urban Design and Architectural Planning, Warsaw University of Technology
porebksa
Ewa P. Porębska
Ewa P. Porębska

editor-in-chief of the ARCHITEKTURA-murator monthly
przygonska
Jolanta Przygońska
Jolanta Przygońska

urban planner, President of the Polish Chamber of Urban Planners Association
stiasny
Grzegorz Stiasny
Grzegorz Stiasny

architect, architecture critic, expert for the European Mies van der Rohe Prize, Deputy President of the City of Warsaw Council of Architecture and Public Space
scislo
Mariusz Ścisło
Mariusz Ścisło

architect, President of the Board of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP)
bogna-2
Bogna Świątkowska
Bogna Świątkowska

President and founder of the Bęc Zmiana Foundation
zaremba
Patryk Zaremba
Patryk Zaremba

President of the Commission for Social Dialogue on Architecture and Spatial Planning, City of Warsaw Office of Architecture and Spatial Planning
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