We already know the winner of the competition for the architectural concept of the new IIMCB seat. On Friday, December 16, 2022, the results of the competition organized by the IIMCB in cooperation with the Association of Polish Architects, were officially announced. The event was held under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Education and Science.

Three prizes and two honorable mentions were awarded in the competition. The first reward, including a cash prize of the amount of  35,000 PLN and an invitation to negotiate a sole-source contract for the performance of a service based on the selected competition work was awarded to Atelier Tektura Sp. z o. o - a studio from Warsaw.

The work was appreciated for a very good, rational and logical solution to the layout of the rooms. Moreover,the flexibility of the project was appreciated thanks to the possibility to modify the layout as well as structural solutions. The justification of the results also emphasized the good organization of traffic in the investment area with the use of internal parking. The Competition Jury also appreciated a simple aesthetic body with a dignified character which reflects the nature of the institution. In terms of aesthetics, the idea of including wooden elements in the facade was appreciated too.

The project envisages 4 above-ground floors and 1 underground floor, with the total area of the building of over 20,000 m² and the usable area of nearly 14,000 m².

The second prize, in the amount of 25,000 PLN, was awarded to Projekt Praga Sp. z o. o – a studio from Warsaw, and the third prize, in the amount of 15,000 PLN, was awarded to BAAS arquitectura - a studio from Barcelona. The honorable mentions were awarded ex aequo to the studio Heinle, Wischer und Partner Architekci Sp. z o.o. from Wroclaw and two studios that submitted a joint project: BRUTHER from Paris and TŁO Michał Sikorski architect from Warsaw.

 - The goal of the competition was to select the best concept of the IIMCB building in terms of architecture, functionality and usability which will be in line with the further dynamic development and strategic goals of the Institute - and in my opinion this has been achieved, said Prof. Marta Miączyńska, the Director of the IIMCB, after the announcement of the results of the competition.

There will be 20 Research Groups and 7 Specialized Apparatus Laboratories in the building. The new space will enable scientists to perform professional expertise and strengthen cooperation with  Polish biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

There were 14 projects  submitted in the first stage of the contest, whereas 5 of them were invited to the second stage.