"Free City of Gdańsk, Westerplatte in 1939 after an attack of German troops became a place-symbol of the outbreak of World War II.
During the war in Gdansk, Poland and throughout Europe and the world was devastate cultural achievements of dozens of generations.
By our work we wanted to highlight the destructive power of irresponsible policy that leads to disaster for humanity and everything that man has created.
Two forms located in the historical development of the site layout, highlighting Grosse Gasse Street, symbolize on the one hand devastating power of the war, which was treated literally as a destruction of the street frontages of Gdansk and on the other hand - "anti-building", building background, which, through its reflective façade represents the 'present'. From the museum reflecting his "crippled" lump recalls the devastating war, the other reflects the present environment. It is timeless in a way, because through the actions that will be made around him will reflect on the façade. It is the eternal metaphor for the political activities that affect our present and future.
The important symbolism of the project also is translated into functional building program..
The Museum represents slender and proud frontages of buildings in the city, which before the war was growing rapidly, and the outbreak of war and its consequences leads to the destruction of the city, which falls into total disrepair. Main function, the permanent exhibition is located in a triangular form, which consistent and solid form strongly emphasizes its presence. The frontages of Gdansk shows traces of the war. Wounds and scars symbolize the suffering and destruction which the Nazis made, that would forever remain in our memory. "