The New Orangery in the Royal Łazienki Museum a winner of a "Best Public Interior"

photo by Rafał Kłos

The New Orangery in the Royal Łazienki Museum a winner of a "Best Public Interior" award in Polish Architecture XXL 2015 contest.

The interior of The New Orangery, a 160-year-old building situated in The Royal Łazienki Museum complex in Warsaw, is a space combining two distinct functions: a palm house, with its collection of exotic plants, and the Belvedere Restaurant, which has quickly become its integral part. The main design objective of this project was to find a compromise in the way these two purposes merge and relate to each other within one space.

The multifunctional interiors of the New Orangery, which won by jury voting in the category of Best Public Interiors, were designed by WWAA architectural practice and team members Boris Kudlička, Natalia Paszkowska, Marcin Mostafa, Jolanta Szybiak and Dorothy Wilczyńska.

The Polish Architecture XXL contest is organized by Grupa Sztuka Architektury and this year gathered over twenty five thousand votes between nearly a 100 different structures.