Warsaw Summer School 2017: Preservation Pavilion

This year we teamed up with the Osiedle Jazdow community, to design and build a public pavilion which reflects our chosen themes of preservation and urban renewal and provide the vibrant local community with an exciting new civic-spirited asset of cultural value.

The Osiedle Jazdow community is a dynamic local collective based in a colony of twenty-seven wooden huts which were built in 1945 to provide temporary housing for those responsible for rebuilding the city. Having fulfilled their temporary purpose, the huts themselves have now become an integral part of the fabric of Warsaw and a symbol of preservation and urban renewal. The Warsaw Summer School will draw these themes as well as the social history and architectural vernacular of the colony to develop a brief for a new site-specific pavilion. Our designs will also be informed by the application of innovative building materials and experimental techniques ranging from working with concrete canvas to construction informed by sausage making techniques.

During the duration of the course, The Warsaw Sumer School will behave as a temporary extension of the Osiedle Jazdow community. This will involve eating together, watching film screenings and attending public lectures, integrating with and learning from local artists and craftspeople and working collaboratively to design and build a exciting new addition to the historic Jazdow colony.


Kevin Green

Klaudia Kepinska

Frederik Petersen

Ned Scott

James Shaw

Rain Wu

Kindly supported by

Otwarto Jazdow

JEMS architekci

Academeia High School

Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology