Emilia Furniture Pavilion. Pawilion Emilia


architect. Marian Kuźniar i Czesław Wegner
finished. 1970

The Emilia furniture pavillion is another piece of the streetscape of Warsaw that surprises. What at first glance appears to be a billboard-covered big-box retail outlet becomes an interesting example of modernism on closer inspection. It's function hasn't changed from it's innauguration - it has always been an exposition hall. Inside the cluttered space opens onto an impressive three-story atrium that showcases the waved ceiling construction. The floorplan is completely open, only the furniture displays block the view from one end of the space to the other. Looking down from the second story atrium the entire pavillion is on display. The building is definately worse for ware but with a little love it could be restored to its former glory.

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