A sample model in 2.5D, photo: press materials from the organiser
The Young Polish Design 2.5D in Helsinki will present 16 unique, innovative and intriguing architectural designs from Poland. Each building illustrates different issues and challenges which young Polish architects face today – each model tells its own story.
Helsinki Design Week is one of the largest design events in the Nordic countries. This year Helsinki will host the 13th edition. Spread around the city, HDW features more than 250 events between 7th and 17th September 2017. This year’s theme is ‘Q & A’ – questions and answers: the organisers want to focus on the exchange of knowledge and experience, and hopes to engage the audience in discussions of all kinds.
There will be many opportunities and places to share and discuss design, including the International DesignCommons Conference which will take place during Helsinki Design Week, and… a special tram! Each ‘ride’ will have a different theme: the future of cities, creative co-operation or sustainable development. In the evening, passengers will be able to explore Helsinki. The HDW programme also includes installations and exhibitions all over the city – in galleries, shops, museums and even on the street.
The Young Polish Design 2.5D exhibition will present simplified architectural models – in 2.5D – of selected designs by young Polish architects. The format, known to many from the world of computer games, is made of three-layer dioramas created in consultation with the architects, which highlight the most important and intriguing elements of the designs. The models are accompanied by photos, curator’s comments, drafts and mock-ups, as well as publications on contemporary architecture. The exhibition will include works by Polish architects and architectural studios, such as Centrala, Beton, WWAA, BBGK, JNA, BudCud, Vostok and others.
The exhibition was previously presented at the Museum of Architecture in Tallinn (12th May – 31st August 2017).
Curators: Łukasz Wojciechowski & Mait Väljas
Graphic design: Michał Majewski
The exhibition was organised in co-operation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, under its flagship brand Culture.pl.
The event is supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Helsinki.
Source: promotional materials, compiled by Marta Kolbuszewska, 21 Aug 2017, translated by NR, 23 Aug 2017
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