MUSEUM OF NATIONAL HISTORY/ WARSAW, POLAND
History is like an aglomeration of layers of time and events. General concept of the museum is inspired by the museum of continuous growth. Rather than the fully exposed landmark, it is determined with respect to the natural environment as a natural, spontaneous, rational mimicry integrated into the slope. The compensation for this mimicry has been achieved by setting the height of some parts of the object above the level of the tree rooftops. The impact of the museum is getting beyond the site boundary. This museum can't be the system for itself, it has to be the integrated part of the city scale planning. Detected site influences are generating the shape and the position of the project. It connects different site facilities with museum's landscape pedestrian extensions and provides continuous space that is rather linear than centralised. Positioning the object on the green bridge over the highway was purposely avoided as this space is detected as promenade belvedere. The daylight concept is carefully analyzed by detecting the proper orientation and by studying the light devices that will allow bringing the indirect light from the roof top terraces.