New Warsaw Museum of Modern Art conveys idea of freedom as symbolic message
The project is made up of two elements.
The Crystalline Container is an austere transparent
parallelepiped protecting and revealing a strong dynamic
space holding the many activities of the museum. The transparency
of the "container" absorbs and renews the urban
surroundings: The Marszalkowska Street and the Square
dominated by a Stalinist-stile skyscraper, the tallest building
in Warsaw and symbol of the Soviet oppression.
The large transparent cage seems hardly able to hold in
two massive thunderbolts of free and overflowing forms, a
metaphor for Polish untameable vitality.
The two Thunderbolts structures, which contain the specific
museum activities shatter the immobility of the container;
they break out towards the space outside; they both characterise
and dispute the urban skyline.
The "Thunderbolts" create a spatial labyrinth of ever
changing perspectives and colours.