Gdańsk tenement

Gdańsk tenement

Gdanskie Kamienice Szkice Fasad

  1. Typical tenement in Gdansk for centuries  was characterized by attentiveness to architectural detail and artistic decoration of the facade, regardless of the style and the period in which was created.
  2. In 1945, the vast majority of buildings in the Old Town of Gdansk was completely destroyed, leaving only ashes and a few elements of the surviving buildings.
  3. In the postwar period a study works began, in order to restore the form of damaged houses, based on the available historical materials.
  4. Reconstruction of Gdansk united in the spirit of modernism and traditional ideas of conservation. New tenements often allude to their predecessors only in a symbolic way.
  5. The Project of creating artistic decoration on the facades was intended bring beck former splendor to tenements, by connecting local tradition and modern art.