Sea patterns in Gdynia architecture | photowalk of the Gdynia Modernism Trail


Sea patterns in Gdynia architecture | photowalk of the Gdynia Modernism Trail


4 July 2022, 14:00


Willa Wincent
Wincentego Pola 33


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Rounded fragments of houses, porthole windows, balconies and terraces resembling captain's bridges are just some of the features of Gdynia's modernist architecture. Sea fascinations were reflected already in the 1920s in the design of the Villa in Gdynia on Kamienna Góra by Bohdan Lachert and Józef Szanajca.

"Sea patterns" in Gdynia architecture can be found both in subtle details and in the style of the bodies of interwar objects, as well as avant-garde projects from the 1960s and 1970s. Twentieth century, designed by the post-war generation of architects such as Lech Zaleski, Alfred Chrzan, Lech Kadłubowski, Leopold Taraszkiewicz, whose creative attitudes were shaped by the masters of Gdynia modernism, including Włodzimierz Prochaska and Wacław Tomaszewski. During the Foto-Walk, we will look at a group of selected objects from both the 1930s and the second half of the 19th century. Of the 20th century, mainly in terms of their maritime features, including architectural details, or the style of the shape of the body itself. Maritime patterns in Gdynia's modernist architecture can also be found in contemporary projects, as we will see during the Photographic and Architectural Walk led by the photographer – Bartłomiej Ponikiewski from Gdynia and Jarosław Kaczmarczyk – the guide of the Gdynia Modernism Trail.