Museum of Fire

The Museum of Fire is telling stories about fire and history of Zory, the city in Silesia Region, south of Poland.

Museum


Zory, Poland


2009 – 2015


Design team: OVO Grąbczewscy + Marta Musiał


Main contractor: Voyage


Realization


GFA: 642 m2


Height:


Levels: 1 above, 1 underground


Project website: OVO-Grabczewscy


 

The Museum of Fire is telling stories about fire and history of Zory, the city in Silesia Region, south of Poland.

 

During medieval times the city was created inside a forest, which later, had razed. The name of the city was derived from this process, Zar – means fire, burn or flames. Bad name brought bad luck to the city, forcing the citizens to fight with fires. The most dangerous one, on 11th of May 1702, destroyed half of a city. To honor this day, the city Zory is helding a procession every year.

 

Fire became a base for the design of our museum.

 

The shape of the museum is defined by an underground pipline and obligatory laws and it reminds a fire.

 

Nominations:

Archdaily Building of the Year 2016,

Architecture of Silesia in 2015,

The Best Touristic Object 2015,

7 Wonders of Poland,

Life in Architecture,

Sztuka-Architektury.pl

Polish Architecture 2014

and many more…