Museum of Culture and Arts

Best Architectural Design for Museum

About the project
The Museum of Culture was born from an interest in addressing place, purpose, and people celebrating identity, past, and urban fabric of the city. Museum of Culture is a nature-based Museum that merges seamlessly with Polish forest and the urban fabric of the city of Warsaw. With main side carved out sections of the landscape that will grant access directly into the main entrance of the central hall. From the central hall the journey through past to present, and future of the city begins, leading the visitors via a futuristic pass way that are illuminated by skylights. The museum also includes an educational and recreational spaces. Lighting, and natural elements of the forest are key elements of the design. The main Biophilic atrium gathers specimens of polish native plants. Outside the amphitheater space brings together the visitors and locals to generate a festive world in the open air.

Warsaw, Poland

Project design year

Applicant and author of the project
Drew Gilbert, Design Manager at OBMI. He is an architect, urban designer, and futurist. From masterplans to refined private luxury villas, he fuses the latest technologies with design to create responsive solutions focusing on timeless design that is responsive, adaptive, and enriches the context responding to the climatic, ecological and social emergencies of our time. Gilbert was awarded ‘Young Architect of the year HC’, ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award 3 times, Sustainability champion.

Status of the project
Conceptual design