2014_09_23-Architektura_00“Between 2 October and 14 December the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw will host a unique exhibition devoted to the Polish contemporary architecture. The event will be organised by “Architektura-Murator” monthly magazine in celebration of its twentieth anniversary. Mock-ups of 25 distinguished post-1989 architectural realizations presented on the exhibition will be then donated to expand the Museum’s collection.” The collection include Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library - CINiBA in Katowice by HS99. More at: Museum of Modern Art

Cesty do Polska

2014_06_12_CESTY_00Petr Smidek and Vladimir Balda from Technical Univerity in Liberec visiting HS99 office in Koszalin during  journey through polish architecture “Outside the Centres” in June 2013. The dokumentation of this route was published by TU Liberec. 

Exhibition – New Polish House in Berlin

2013_11_28-FOR_EXAMPLE_02The exhibition at the gallery of the Polish Institute in Berlin will be open till 7 February 2014. On 28 November 2013 at 7 pm a discussion on contemporary Polish single house architecture, architectural landscape and planning system will take place at Kulturforum Aedes Gallery in Berlin. Nadin Heinich in converation with speakers: Arno Brandlhuber, Grzegorz Piątek, Joanna Kusiak.

Architects own houses on


The architect’s home turf is often the space that serves as a true manifesto of the creator’s own individual style and perspective, marrying form, function and fantasy. presents a dozen or so of the most intriguing homes of the past century – designed by the architects themselves for their own personal pleasure. … The web portal, a project of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, has already published over 38 thousand articles in Polish and English, providing our readers with the freshest cultural news daily. We also offer a comprehensive selection of encyclopedic articles on Polish artists and their creations, all coming together into a one-stop resource for cultural managers, artists, students, art critics, journalists, opinion-makers and lovers of Polish culture all over the globe.

11th Media Prize for CINiBA

2013_11_22_MDIA_01“Katowice Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library ” (CINiBA) has won “Annual Public Space Award” of the 11th (2013) Modern Decoration International Media Prize. Modern Decoration (MD) is a professional architecture & decoration periodical approved by the State Press & Publication Administration and the State Science & Technology Commission.

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HS99 at RIFF – Bucharest 2013


Dariusz Herman from HS99 spoke about CINiBA at RIFF 2013 in Bucharest. “Initiated by the organizers in 2010, unique in structure, program and organization, the international architecture conferences brought together so far over 3,000 architects and designers from Europe, Asia and America, 400 speakers, 350 companies, 220 partners and sponsors and 115 media partners. RIFF International Architecture Conference 2013 presents the latest award-winning architectural projects from all over the world. The guests are architects awarded in international competitions, leaders and personalities of modern architecture”.  Continue reading

Exhibition – “wild wild east” in Berlin

2013_10_18_WILD-WILD-EAST_01The touring exhibition “wild wild east – young architects from eastern Europe” will be shown again from the end of October – December 2013 in Berlin, at the showroom of Porcelaingres. The opening of the exhibition will take place at the 24th October 2013 at the Showroom porcelaingres, Mehringdamm 55-57, 10961 Berlin. Private View with a laudation from Olaf Bartels, architectural critic and historian and a lecture by Sasa Begovic, 3LHD from Zagreb. 



2013_07_11-FOR_EXAMPLE_00The opening of the exhibition organized by Centrum Architektury will take place on 11th of July. “The exhibition will be displayed in July and August 2012 in Warsaw (Museum of Modern Art) and in September in Wrocław (Museum of Architecture). Later it will travel to Berlin and Vienna and further locations. It will be the presentation of nine chosen contemporary single-family houses from different regions of Poland, designed by: Are, Brzoza/Kwietowicz, Hayakawa/Kowalczyk, HS99, Robert Konieczny, Piotr Kuczia, Jojko+Nawrocki, MAAS, Medusa,”. All pictures for the exhibition were made by Juliusz Sokołowski, more at:   Continue reading

Constructing Europe, Barcelona – exhibition


The exhibition Constructing Europe, 25 Years of Architecture, which is on display at the MNAC, contains an assemblage of the models that make up the collection the Foundation has brought together over the years, as part of the biennial organisation of the European Union Contemporary Architecture Prize – Mies van der Rohe Award. The models are presented according to the work’s countries of origin. In this way, a large map of Europe was created in the domed hall of the MNAC, showing the magnitude and depth of Europe’s architectural production over the last 25 years.  Continue reading

CINiBA shortlisted by Mies van der Rohe Award 2013


CINiBA selected under 34 works shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2013. The winners were chosen from 335 submitted works in 37 European countries. The other shortlisted project from Poland is Integrated train and tram stop Wroclaw by MACKOW PRACOWNIA PROJEKTOWA. Works nominated for the Prize are put forward by independent experts from all over Europe, as well as by the member associations of the Architects’ Council of Europe, national architects’ associations, and the Advisory Committee for the Prize. More information at:

“Great Villas of Poland” – exhibition

2013_03_21-polish_villas_00The exhibition Great Villas of Poland as a part of an international project Via Villas realised by Foibos publishing opens to public on 20th March 2013 in the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw. HS99 is represented with H5 in Nowe Bielice and H9 located in Koszalin – Lubiatowo. 

“Architektura-Murator” 2/2013

The latest issue of Architektura-Murator summarizes the Life in Architecture Award. Contained within are the nominees and winners of each category as well as pictures from the award ceremony. Additionally CINiBA was presented in Augmented Reality and Piotr Smierzewski contributed to the monthly “Reading Room” column.  Continue reading

CINiBA awarded Grand Prix of the “Life in Architecture” Award.

Out of 1,064 entries CINiBA was deemed the best building built in Poland between 2000-2012 in the 7th edition of the “Life in Architecture” Award organized by leading Polish architectural magazine “Architektura Murator”. The library also won in the public building category. This year the award was given for the first time by president Bronislaw Komorowski. (fot. Agencja Luxmedia)

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CINiBA in “Architektura” 10/2012

The October issue of Architektura-Murator features a 20 page article about the newly completed Academic Library that serves the Silesian University and the University of Economics in Katowice. Critical essays about the project provided by Ryszard Nakonieczny and Krzysztof Mycielski. Photography by Jakub Certowicz. Continue reading

HS99 interview in “Polityka”

 “To us, in addition to rationalism, architecture is first and foremost abstraction.” - D. Herman“.  I’m glad that we did not succumb to the temptation of doing something trendy. Thanks to this, our building hasn’t dated in the 10 years since its design, nor do I hope it will soon.” - P. Śmierzewski. Interview by Piotr Sarzynski about HS99′s pursuit of rational timelessness and the resistence to short-lived architectural trends.

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“Polityka” Award laureate CINiBA profiled

“(CINiBA) charms through its discreet insertion into Silesia’s tradition of industrial architecture, as well as into its immediate neighbourhood, for which it stands to become a catalyst for development.” P. Sarzyński. “The true art of architecture lies in creating an original design with merely a few gestures.” R. Konieczny. Article by Piotr Sarzynski.

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HS99 in “Prestiz”

“Koszalin is suffering from a coronary disease, because all of its side streets are plugged. Blood is pumped through only two arteries into the city center.” - W. Subalski. HS99 discuss their efforts to reinvigorate Koszalin’s city center with Kuba Grabski from “Prestiz.”

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EUROPE 40 under 40 for Wojciech Subalski

2010 Award EUROPE 40 UNDER 40. Wojciech Subalski (hs99) in the selection of this year’s most promising and emerging European design talent for 2010 – The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

H8 in PHAIDON Atlas of Architecture

H8 – a house near Warsaw by hs99 has been published in the latest edition of the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture. Other polish offices presented in the publication are; KWK Promes, JEMS Architekci, Atelier Loegler, DDJM Biuro Architektoniczne, Medusa group, nsMoonStudio.

The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture presents, in one volume, more than 1000 of the most outstanding works of architecture built since 2000 from all over the world.

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