“Manifesto of Prefabrication. BBGK Architekci” at SATELLIT Architektur Galerie Berlin

The apartment building Sprzeczna 4, completed by BBGK Architekci in 2017, is considered a prototype in Poland. With its combination of excellent architecture and quality of execution, it counters the battered reputation that modular construction has in Poland due to the countless concrete housing estates from the communist era.

 

Sprzeczna 4  BBGK Architekci © Juliusz Sokolowski

Sprzeczna 4 BBGK Architekci © Juliusz Sokolowski

 

The multifamily building was built on a small, irregular plot of land – itself an anomaly given the stereotype of the slab block throughout Poland – located within a 19th century block-edge development in the Praga district of Warsaw. The architects made use of various prefabrication technologies, such as the use of large elements, colored exposed concrete with prints and reliefs, electrical installations integrated into the walls, and heated ceiling systems. (more…)