Signing a contract for the development of comprehensive documentation for the new exhibition and educational facility of the Treblinka Museum

Today, a contract with the Bujnowski Architekci sp. z o.o. company was signed at the seat of the Treblinka Museum. Bujnowski Architekci sp. z o.o is the winner of the architectural contest for the development of an architectural and urban concept for the investment entitled “Construction of an Exhibition and Educational Facility” on the premises of the Treblinka Museum. The competition was conducted in 2021 in cooperation with the Association of Polish Architects. The works were assessed by the Contest Jury, chaired by Prof. Dr. hab. architect Bolesław Stelmach, whose members were architects, the Chief Rabbi of Poland and directors of museums and institutions.

The subject of the contract is the preparation of comprehensive design, cost estimate and executive documentation in 2022. The aim of it is to obtain a construction permit and conducting author’s supervision during the implementation of the investment. The construction works are planned for the years 2023-2025. The construction cost will exceed PLN 20 million. The investment of building the new facility is implemented with earmarked subsidies from the budget of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship Self-Government and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the state budget.

Elżbieta Lanc, a member of the board of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, emphasized that this was a special, difficult and incredibly symbolic moment. Currently, when there is a war near the Polish border, we undertake an investment that will enable education about the consequences of warfare. Treblinka is a symbol that shouts: “No more war!”.

Piotr Bujnowski emphasized that the project was accompanied by great emotions, and the building itself was not the most important thing here. It is a background for a difficult message. The body of the building will be built of brick, which in the assumption has the same dimensions and look, but each is different – like a human being.

Edward Kopówka, the director of the Treblinka Museum, reminded that the efforts to create a new exhibition and educational building had been going on for many years. These activities take place in a very difficult time. Therefore, decent conditions are especially needed to educate everyone about how destructive war is.

The investment “Construction of an exhibition and educational facility” is carried out with the help of specific subsidies from the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of The Republic of Poland from the state budget and the budget of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship Self-Government.

18 March 2022