Management Center of Innovation and Technology Transfer

Design type
conceptual, construction and executive
Piotr Krajewski
Warsaw University of Technology
Total surface area
13 270,94 m²
The main task of the Management Centre of Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Warsaw University of Technology is to stimulate cooperation between science and business, and support university-based entrepreneurship. It is here where the academic world meets the external world. Here, companies start cooperating with research units, R&D is developed, theory meets practice, and students are encouraged to establish their own businesses and may enjoy various support in the process. The activity of the Centre focuses on the broad innovation in the Mazovian Region.
The facility has been given a simplistic form of a cuboid with a flat roof and high attics. The northern and southern faces are glazed and open to the Warsaw’s Mokotów Field. In principle, the faces should reflect the green (from south) and correspond with campus buildings of the Warsaw University of Technology (from north). The building was designed to make an impression of a telescope that provides insight through the building from the Campus to the Mokotów Field.
Eastern and western faces are designed as massive walls with narrow lines of windows. Their weight is highlighted by using fibre cement cladding boards having the colour and texture of architectural concrete.

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