Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki in OFF Czarek radio broadcast, Radio TOK fm.


Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki nominated for Design Alive Awards 2015.

Information from the magazine Design Alive:

Jola Starzak, Dawid Strębicki, architects, Atelier Starzak Strebicki – for non-standard thinking in design, for insight-fullness, curiosity and especially for the exhibition “Home.Housing.Dwelling“.


For the WTZ (day-care centre for people with mental disabilities) in Ruda Komorska, we guided three day artistic and educational workshop dedicated to people with mental disabilities. The workshop is part of the project “5 zmysłów. Dystans”. Ruda Komorska, Greater Poland region, Poland.


Competition entry for the project Targowisko Świt, Poznan, Poland.


Article for Newsweek Psychology 2/2015 “Oswajanie przestrzeni”.


Interview with Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki for IKS – Poznański Informator Kulturalny, Sportowy i Turystyczny 10 (288)/2015 “Tu teraz jest energia”.


Exhibition Home.Housing.Dwelling will be exhibited at Łódź Design Festival 2015: Consequences. At the following. Address: Exhibition space in Gallery OFF, Piotrkowska 138/140, Łódź. The exhibition has been created specially for the festival Gdynia Design Days. Festival Gdynia Design Days is organized by the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia and Center for Design Gdynia.


We participate in the postcard project “Architects VS Rest of the World” by the Itinerant Office.  Here below our answer to the question put forward by Gianpiero Venturini “What is the role of the architect in contemporary society?”

Agnieszka: Architecture is (not) proportion
Bartek: Architecture is (not) us
Dawid: Architecture is (not) doing things
Jola: Architecture is (not) creating networks
Luis: Architecture is (not) analysis
Maciej: Architecture is (not) over
Marta: Architecture is (not) interspace
Pawel: Architecture is (not) solution
Tomasz: Architecture is (not) life

We put everywhere „not” in between the brackets, as we’re uncertain if we will be feeling and thinking the same way tomorrow.

Here below addition by Gianpiero to our answer:

Dawid and Jola are running Atelier Starzak Strebicki and they have asked to the office to contribute to the postcard, an interesting participative vision on our profession.

Maybe we should also add: „Architecture is (not) participation”, what is (not) architecture, for you?

More about the project on archvsrestoftheworld.com


Opening of “Łóżkoteka” on Plac Wolności in Poznań. Project was developed by Jola Starzak together with Agnieszka Mazurek and Ewa Śliwińska.


Opening of the exhibition Home.Housing.Dwelling during Gdynia Design Days 2015.

Exhibition text:

What’s the quality of public, private and collective space in polish housing estates? Does it help to create a social life and build the network of relationships between the inhabitants? What happens between the buildings? Exhibition Home.Housing.Dwelling is a result of collaborative research of architects and sociologists on the issue of common polish housing estates. Field for studies and subject of research are six different housing areas, focusing on the topic of everyday life.

The exhibition shows among others: books and magazines related with the issue of quality of housing and public space, results of studies of Polish constitution and selected acts of law, which describe and are responsible for the quality of urbanism in Poland. And above all, results of research (including typology and density studies, photographs, movies, interviews with inhabitants) on six different housing estates in Gdynia and Poznań, which are part of the current urban fabric in the city and represent three different time periods: housing estates from the 30’s, pre-fabricated housing units from 70’s and contemporary housing neighborhoods realized by private developers.

Atelier Starzak Strebicki + Marta Skowrońska + Filip Schmidt

Team working on the exhibition: Jola Starzak, Dawid Strębicki, Marta Skowrońska, Filip Schmidt, Paulina Borucka, Tomasz Dabert, Irina Grishina, Kamila Iżykowicz, Joanna Januszewska, Agnieszka Kotschy, Maciej Polakowski, Marta Smektała, Bartosz Stanik, Anna Śmierzchalska

The exhibition took place from 3rd to 12th July and was created specially for the festival Gdynia Design Days 2015: Sieci. Festival Gdynia Design Days is organized by the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia and Center for Design Gdynia.


Malta Neons. We received one of the Malta Neons.

Text Malta Festival:

“During the birthday concert celebrating 25 years of Malta Festival we awarded five “Malta Neons” to people who we particularly value for their input in the festival’s development. In this way we continue a tradition started in 2010 when we awarded 20 Malta Masks. This year Malta Neons were awarded to: Hugo de Greef, Anna Hryniewiecka, Jacek Żakowski, Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki, as well as Grzegorz Głębocki.

Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki – for a new quality in Malta’s spatial order.

We are proud to call the space they designed two years ago the new urban order. We want to recognise Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki for their fresh aesthetic and for following people’s needs in designing Generator Malta. Thank you for your openness and energy, which you bring in to team Malta!”


Opening of the exhibition Gramy! as a part of 20th Biennale for Children Art at the Cultural Centre Zamek in Poznań, Poland.


Project Kitchen completed.


Project Wardrobe completed.


Publication of the second part of the interview with Flemish Government Architect Peter Swinnen in the architectural-magazine Zawód:Architekt #42. The talk was held by: Ewa Frankiewicz, Dawid Strębicki and Sebastian Osowski.


Dawid Strębicki will participate in the “Balticlab 3.0” event in Stockholm, Sweden.


Atelier Starzak Strebicki as one of the speakers at the event “Freshlatino2” in Cracow, Poland. The event is organized by Instituto Cervantes.


Lecture by Dawid Strębicki at the conference “stad en land” (city and landscape) in Kortrijk, Belgium.

O.M. Ungers – Morphologie – City Metaphors


Publication of interview with Flemish Government Architect Peter Swinnen in the architectural-magazine Zawód:Architekt #40. The talk was held by: Ewa Frankiewicz, Dawid Strębicki and Sebastian Osowski.


Together with inhabitants we have build a pizza oven and a greenhouse in Park Kasprowicza in Poznań, Poland. It was part of the events organized by Kolektyw Kąpielisko.


Guiding workshops with pupils from primary schools number 6 and 51 in Poznań, Poland. Workshops concentrated on functioning of the nearby sportfields “Orliki”.



SPOT Foundation in collaboration with Atelier Starzak Strebicki are inviting to participate in a competition focused on Jan Paweł II Park in Poznań, Poland.


“Design w Domu Dziecka”

We were participating in the project “Design w Domu Dziecka”, giving a two day workshop in the orphanage house in Szamocin, Poland. “Design w Domu Dziecka” is a series of participatory workshops for the children living there and their tutors, with the aimed effect of designing and realizing a new dining room, one that can answer the needs of the children. The series of workshops have been organized by School of Form, SWPS and Urząd Marszałkowski Regionu Wielkopolski.


Participation projects for Strombeek-Bever have been published in the article “Miejscy aktywiści w natarciu” by Tomasz Żylski, Architektura-Murator 08/2014.


City mattress – Fajrant for the Gdynia Design Days 2014 completed.

City mattress – Fajrant is part of the main exhibition “Miasto+ 5.30.60” which is curated by Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka.

City mattress – Fajrant has been designed and produced for the Gdynia Design Days festival. The festival is organized by Gdynia city, Pomorski Park Naukowo-Technologiczny Gdynia and Centrum Designu Gdynia.


Gdynia Design Days 2014. Miasto+ 5.30.60

We have been invited to realize one of the seven objects for this year’s main exhibition of Gdynia Design Days.

This year’s theme is the city: about it’s identity and it’s inhabitants. The curator of the exhibition is Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka.


Parking Day. One day student workshop.

Park(ing) Days are held annually on the third Friday of September, when urban residents all over the world transform metered parking spaces into areas that are friendly to people. This pacifistic demonstration aims to show that people are the most important in public space.

Atelier Starzak Strebicki together with Paweł Grobelny will guide one of the five student groups.


We were supporting the City Government of Poznań in public consultation related to the neighborhoods of Golęcin and Rusałka – “Jaki Golęcin, Jaka Rusałka”. Together with Katarzyna Chajbos and Paweł Grobelny.


Platforms Villegas De Clercampstraat. Platforms for the inhabitants of Strombeek-Bever.

Together with inhabitants we have build three platforms for the neighbourhood.

This is the third intervention with the title “Platform” of the participation project that runs along the master plan that is in the making for the city of Strombeek.

In collaboration with Laura Muyldermans and De Bende.


Together with inhabitants we will build platforms / enlarge sidewalks in Strombeek near Brussels. From 11th to 14th of June. Together with Laura Muyldermans and De Bende.


Press conference of Malta Festival, during which we presented the design for Malta Festival Poznań space which will be realized on Plac Wolności in Poznań, Poland.


Discussion between Carlos Arroyo and Dawid Strębicki about Westrand and Strombeek published in the book “40 jaar CC Strombeek en Westrand – Cultuurcentra in de Rand”.


Lecture by Dawid Strębicki as one of eight lectures at the event “przegląd poznańskich pracowni architektonicznych” at School of Form in Poznań, Poland.


Graduation project “School in Amsterdam” (academic year 2006-2007) has been published in the book “Amsterdam Places”.


Project Strombeek discussed in the article “Konkurs lekiem na całe zło” by Tomasz Żylski, Architektura-Murator 12/2013.


“Afwachten”. Sint-Amandsplein. While waiting.

Reciting of texts about city life and natural landscape by students of Music Academy at the bus stop on Sint-Amandsplein in Strombeek-Bever, Belgium.

Travellers towards Brussels were hearing stories about living on the farmlands, while travellers towards the farmlands were hearing the stories about city life.

This is the second intervention with the title “Afwachten” of the participation project that runs along the master plan that is in the making for the city of Strombeek. In collaboration with Laura Muyldermans.


Works on the installation Space and time are finished. The installation is situated in front of the building of WSNHiD on ul. Generała Tadeusza Kutrzeby in Poznań, Poland.


“SUKKOT – budujemy szałas!”, during a five-day workshop students from Universities of Arts and Universities of Technology designed and realized under our guidance a Sukkah for the Jewish festival of Sukkot.

Participating students: Małgorzata Burkot, Michał Czeszejko-Sochacki, Dominika Drozdowska, Monika Puchała, Marta Napora, Joanna Siecla and Marcin Szelejak.

The workshop was organized by SARP Poznań and Poznańska Filia Związku Gmin Wyznaniowych Żydowskich RP.


“SUKKOT – budujemy szałas!”, workshop for students organized by SARP Poznań and Poznańska Filia Związku Gmin Wyznaniowych Żydowskich RP. We will act as tutors for one of the four groups.


Workshop “building a barbecue” at KontenerArt in Poznań, Poland. Part of the workshops organized by School of Form for KontenerArt.


Lecture by Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki “Odczuwanie przestrzeni – o procesie tworzenia i percepcji miejsca” as part of the festival Transatlantyk in Poznań, Poland.


“Struktury z tektury”, building a model of city of Poznań with children. Workshop led by Atelier Starzak Strebicki for SARP Poznań.


Project Daleka completed.

photo – Marek Starzak


Lecture by Jola Starzak “Odczuwanie Przestrzeni” at Cubetura 2013 in Szczecin, Poland.


Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki as jury members in the competition Park(ing) Day in Poznań, Poland.


Participation in KonsultAKCJA organized by SARP Poznań.

KonsultAKCJA is an initiative organized by the SARP organization in Poznań for students of architecture and urbanism. Each student can have a consultation with an office of his or her choice in order to discuss a portfolio, to talk about the projects or about the professional life as an architect.


Press conference of Festival Malta, during which we presented project Malta Festival Poznań – the new center of the festival on Plac Wolności in Poznań, Poland. In collaboration with School of Form.


Together with Generator Malta, volunteers and School of Form we re-used old banner advertisements as pots for flowers, grass, shrubs, vegetables and fruits.


Article for Architektura-Murator 05/2013 “O zamówieniach publicznych raz jeszcze”.


Garden Plac Wolności in Poznań, Poland. Discussing the layout of the garden together with the inhabitants.


Atelier Starzak Strebicki as a part of Design Days, Stalowa Wola, Poland. Lectures and discussion panel concerning the public space in Stalowa Wola with participation of Agnieszka Rasmus-Zgorzelska, Jakub Woynarowski and Atelier Starzak Strebicki.


Project Groundwork(s) has been presented at the CULBURB conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Presentation of the second phase of the project Strombeek-Bever in the Cultural Center of Strombeek, Belgium.


Together with the inhabitants we visited and discussed the different locations which are part of the masterplan for the city of Strombeek.


Presentation of the first phase of the project Strombeek-Bever in the Cultural Center of Strombeek, Belgium.


First prize in the international competition CULBURB – cultural acupuncture treatment for suburbs – with the project Groundwork(s). In collaboration with Laura Muyldermans.


Dawid Strębicki received a grant from Fonds BKVB in the Netherlands for the years 2011/2012.