The joint competition proposal by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects and KXM Group was awarded the 2nd prize in a two-stage competition for the extension of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland.
The complex of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław is situated in a place with a very diverse urban context. Quarters of tenement houses are adjacent to the modern building of the Center for Applied Arts, modernist blocks, the building of the Main Post Office, the Church of St. Maurycy and a busy communication junction.
The planned three-phase extension is primarily a careful dialogue between architectural styles. Its form complements the interrupted frontage of the tenement house on the side of ul. Traugutt, and the division of the facade and finishing materials find a common language with the architecture of the west side of the campus. In this way, a coherent urban composition was formed, which, referring to the neighborhood, at the same time has its own, unique character.