On the 14th of november 2013 the results of an international architectural competition for the design of a Twenty-First-Century Garden with an Exhibition Pavilion were announced. The competition was held under the auspices of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and the Minister of the Environment.
The design by WXCA was awarded a II prize.
The subject of the competition was a new 21st century garden and exhibition pavilion design as part of revitalization of an undeveloped area of 2,5 ha in the Royal Łazienki Park. The whole enterprise aims in bringing new cultural life to the historic gardens.
Eighty teams (including 16 international teams) submitted their candidacy for the competition; 66 architects (including 13 international architects) were admitted, of whom 48 prepared project concepts for the first round.
Amongst 5 teams selected to participate in the second round jury awarded two competition entries with 1st and 2nd prize and 3 with honorable mentions.
Zbigniew Wroński, Szczepan Wroński, Marta Sękulska- Wrońska, Anna Dobek, Michał Czerwiński , Małgorzata Dembowska, Marcin Bieńka, Piotr Łosek.
Buro Happold Polska
II prize awarded for: clear functional and spatial scheme of a park and standalone exhibition pavilion. Pavilion's volume aptly refers to the Łazienki is historic buildings scale. The design is characterized by roughness, simplicity and economy. Garden-park proposal is a continuation of Royal Gardens landscape development tradition
-architekt Krzysztof Ingarden – Przewodniczący
-architekt SARP Grzegorz Stiasny – Sędzia referent,
-prof. Architekt Stanisław Fiszer,
-Monika Luengo-Prezydent Międzynarodowego Komitetu Krajobrazu Kulturowego ICOMOS-IFLA,
-prof. Jacek Purchla – Dyrektor Międzynarodowego Centrum Kultury w Krakowie,
-prof. Andrzej Rottermund – Przewodniczący Rady Muzeum Łazienki Królewskie, Dyrektor Zamku Królewskiego w Warszawie,
-Tadeusz Zielniewicz – Dyrektor Muzeum Łazienki Królewskie