Polish History Museum

We are responsible for a full range of mechanical and electrical services as well as structural design for Polish History Museum – a huge cultural investment located in Warsaw.


Location

  • Warsaw, Poland

Sector

Service

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Structural Engineering
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Project Status

  • under construction


Modern Polish History Museum Building in Warsaw

Polish History Museum is located within the premises of the Warsaw Citadel (a historic place related with the November Uprising) and takes the main place in a new monumental complex including also Polish Army Museum. The new edifice will home a 6,500 m2 permanent exhibition of a narrative character telling the story of 1000 years of Poland with the use of genuine antiques as well as scenography and multimedia. Moreover, the building will serve numerous additional functions such as restoration offices, laboratories, storages, a conference centre, an educational centre, a restaurant, a coffee shop, and office space together with social rooms for the museum staff.

Polish History Museum visualisation, Warsaw

visualization of polish history museum by night

Technical Solutions Applies in Polish History Museum

The building consists of two underground levels designed as a waterproofed reinforced concrete frame. The superstructure consists of reinforced concrete structure with economical reinforcement ratios with light steel roof trusses supporting green roofs coverage including large skylight areas. Despite the strict requirements associated with the required level of building security for exceptional/accidental loads and large spans over the exhibition and conference halls, we are satisfied with the achieved economy of the structural solutions developed in the project.

Total area
45,000 m²
Perm. exhibition area
6,500 m²

The auditorium hall, for the sake of acoustic requirements, will take the form of a ‘box in box’ structure. Its construction will be a separated self-supporting architectural form based on the foundation with the use of vibration isolators. The ceiling above the auditorium hall will be made of a reinforced concrete slab designed as an element of acoustic separation. In order to comply with all acoustic requirements, it is also crucial to fulfil the criterion of velocity in the air supply ducts, the ventilation shafts. To secure the ventilators from noise, on their inlet and discharge sides there will be acoustic silencers installed, and their exhaust and air supply air ducts will be covered inside with silencing lining. There was a proposal to use acoustic lining made of slabs from rock mineral wool covered on one side with glass fiber. The recording studios are equipped with an air-conditioning system based on specialized fan coil units placed in the ventilation shafts.

Polish History Museum visualisation, Warsaw

visualization of the interior of polish history museum