Start: Monday 7 August, 2017
Finish: Sunday 20 August, 2017



Warsaw Summer School 2017: Preservation Pavilion


To celebrate its fifth year, this year the Warsaw Summer School will team up with the Osiedle Jazdow community, to design and build a public pavilion which reflects our chosen themes of preservation and urban renewal and provides 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.





Rain Wu

Rain is a Taiwanese-born British architect based in London. She graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL in 2009 and Royal College of Art with an MA in Architecture in 2013. She has worked at practices around the world including Sou Fujimoto Architects in Tokyo and Carmody Groarke in London.

Klaudia Kepinska

Klaudia studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture before graduating from University College London, from BSC Architecture in 2016. Klaudia is currently working atat Michaelis Boyd Associates.

James Shaw

James is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, he has exhibited internationally including at The Design Museum, The V&A, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum and MOMA. Past awards include being nominated for the Design Museum Designs of the Year Award.

Ned Scott

Ned received his MArch in Architecture with distinction from The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in 2012. His work has been internationally published and exhibited including at The Royal Academy, in the Architectural Review and on the cover of Blueprint magazine.

Kevin Green

Kevin graduated from MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art having previously studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Kevin has won a number of international sculpture competitions and has exhibited work across London.




This course is open to students between the ages of 16-25, with varying levels of experience. The course will benefit students wishing to study art, architecture or design at university level as well as those who are currently enrolled in further education. The course will also provide an introduction for ambitious beginners with little to no design background. 


The school will run from 9am to 5pm every day. Meals are not provided, though we will host a number of barbecues over the two weeks. Students will be expected to stay late as necessary in preparation of the final exhibition. Students are not required to bring anything with them as all materials will be provided.


£250 – this includes all materials, equipment and a copy of the publication. Travel, accommodation and personal insurance are not included. Meals are not provided, but refreshments will be available throughout the day.

We are now taking applications, if you would like more information about future schools please email us at


Accommodation is not included in the course fees. However, we would be very happy to recommend somewhere suitable to stay for all students who are not based in Warsaw. For students wishing to enquire about recommended accommodation for The Warsaw Summer School, please email for further details.