On 30 May, Budimex concluded the contract with the Polish History Museum
of the construction of its new building that will be erected at the Warsaw Citadel. At the signing of the contract, Polish construction
was represented by its President, Dariusz Blocher. The scope of works comprises construction of the building, including the required systems, permitting to arrange the permanent exhibition that presents the history of Poland. Apart from the exhibition area, six storeys of the building (4 over ground and 2 underground) will house conservatory facilities, laboratories, museum storage, and an educational centre, as well as offices and social rooms for the employees. The museum will also have a cinema room, library, restaurant and café. The monolithic reinforced concrete structure of the building will be decorated with a stone façade and a glazed main entrance. As Piotr Gliński, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, emphasized:
"The museum is one of the largest Polish investment related to culture, possibly of all time, likely comparable to the Great Theatre - National Opera".
The works will be completed in February 2021
. The seat of the Polish History Museum was designed by Warsaw-based WXCA Sp. z o.o
. office. The building of the Polish Army Museum will also be constructed at the Citadel.
The Polish History Museum in figures:
- Permanent exhibition area: 7 thousand sq. m
- Temporary exhibition area: 1.5 thousand sq. m
- Auditorium: for approx. 600 spectators
- Cinema room: for approx. 150 spectators
- Total area of the building: over 54 thousand sq. m
- Overground area: 32 thousand sq. m
- Underground area: 22 thousand sq. m
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