Modernity in architecture as the synergy of ideas, tradition and nature – opera in Bialystok

Andrzej Tokajuk


The author of the article the is analysing the problem of modernity in architecture on the example of the concept of Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Bialystok – one of the most interesting project of contemporary architecture in Poland. It shows a kind of new way in creating modern public building not only in Poland but also in Europe. That means a special synergy of ideas, tradition, technology and nature in architecture – the sophisticated way to achieve modernity in contem-porary design. The project was based on three ideas – which concerns mainly to local context (religious hills, Orthodox and Jewish cemeteries), tradition of antique architecture and saint places of Israel and the city centre of Bialystok. Significant role in the project plays the greenery – plants on elevations, poles, roofs, introduced on a few different levels. This ecological as-pect refers to the very important tendency of 21st century – sustainable architecture. The complex was designed by studio of Marek Budzynski Architect and was constructed during 2005−2012. We can define the project as the synergy and synthesis of the tradition with the modernity, integration of architecture, culture, technology and the landscape.
Author Andrzej Tokajuk (FA / DHA)
Andrzej Tokajuk,,
- Department of Housing Architecture
Journal seriesTeka Komisji Architektury, Urbanistyki i Studiów Krajobrazowych PAN, ISSN 1895-3980, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number1466
Keywords in English modernity, architecture, synergy, opera
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Other open licence; with publication
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 12-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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