The new Warsaw University Department of Psychology research and lecture building will be located at the Ochota Campus, in the vicinity of the future University Forum.
The starting point of the concept were issues related to the spatial order of the campus: bonding with the city, connecting to the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Theme Park, and shaping public space around the building with the view to the planned University Forum.
On this foundation, the concept of a building composed of a disciplined, restrained and neutral main body was developed, juxtaposed with a multifunctional roof, attracting users and animating campus life.
The motto of openness accompanies the elements of the concept in different scales and meanings, as an idea corresponding to the character of contemporary academic education based on dialogue, exchange of knowledge, interaction and cooperation.
The public ground floor and roof garden open onto the campus, while the floors of the building open to the inside. The teaching and research areas are arranged around a multifunctional atrium – a space inviting integration, exchange and meetings, welcoming all users: lecturers, PhD students, undergraduates and guests.