The Museum of the Battle of Warsaw in 1920 is built in the meadows of Ossów near Warsaw. The investment of 200 million PLN (although there may be more) should be ready this year. However, it is known that this will not be the case – the building of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw is currently in an open shell and is far from finished construction.
- Concept of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw in 10 days
- Larger and smaller project of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw 1920.
- Start of construction of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw in Ossów
- Museum of the Battle of Warsaw – construction site news
- When will the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw be ready?
Concept of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw in 10 days
Recall that on August 4, 2017, six selected architectural firms were invited to participate in the competition for the design of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw, on August 7, the regulations were sent, the deadline for submitting the works was set at 14 August, and the decision was scheduled for August 15. For example, the participants had only 10 days to develop the concept of the building. In the end, the project of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw was submitted by only one studio, which admitted to working on the concept for several months. Apparently, the design work started when nothing was certain yet, but the Ministry of National Defense announced that it had reserved a budget for this.
The victorious and the only project of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw was made in the workshop of Czesław Bielecki DiM’84.
The competition organized in this way caused controversy. The head of the Association of Polish Architects Mariusz Ścisło said in an interview with “Wyborcza” that if the competition is private, the organizers can do whatever they want. The conditions of the Public Procurement Act apply to a public competition. From the announcement of the competition there is a time frame of 4-6 weeks to submit the works. Shortening it to 10 days is a disgraceful situation, it was emphasized.
The agreement on the construction of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw in Ossów, as part of the Polish Army Museum, was signed in August 2017.
Larger and smaller project of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw 1920.
In fact, 2 projects of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw were created. Originally, Czesław Bielecki proposed a monumental, extensive landscape layout with a large building (8,000 m²), an amphitheater and a huge area for the reconstruction of the battle. Two 100-meter-high masts commemorating the battle would form the 800-meter-high Victory Avenue leading to the hill.
Unfortunately, this architectural design proved too expensive and Czesław Bielecki’s studio was asked to adapt it. The facility has been reduced by almost half to 4.8 thousand. m². The earthen wall is 17 m high. The 500 m long Aleja Zwycięstwa leads to the museum building. The masts have also been shortened – each to a height of 70 m. reconstruction. The building itself will have 4 floors and will include rooms with a historical exhibition, cinema, conference and education rooms, a café, a museum shop and offices.
Start of construction of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw in Ossów
In July 2020, Konstanty Radziwiłł, Voivode of Mazovia, issued a construction permit for the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw. Subsequently, a contract was signed for its implementation, which began in August 2020. The facility’s main investor is the Polish Army Museum and the contractor is AMW SINEVIA.
Construction of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw was to be completed in 2022†
Museum of the Battle of Warsaw – construction site news
The building of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw is currently in an open shell. In the meadows in Ossów near Warsaw, only the reinforced concrete structure of the building can be seen. There is no dike in front of the museum yet. The total bill for the construction of the museum has already been exceeded 90 million PLN†
When will the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw be ready?
Completion of construction and assembly work is expected to take time until November 2023† There is no word yet on the opening date of the building.