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 Our Campus

 
Few people know that the large campus of the Warsaw School ofEconomics, located between Batorego and Rakowiecka Streetsand the Niepodległości Avenue, is a historical facility – an exam-ple of the original Polish architectural concept of the interwarperiod.The building complex at Niepodległości Av. was constructed forthe purposes of the school, and, as a result of constant improve-ments, it has always been a perfect centre of academic life. Thereis no doubt that the shape of the library, the building A and themain edifice with the so called “parachute lecture theatre” havea positive influence on the character of studies and work at SGH.

Students, lecturers and guests of the school appreciate its conve-nient location next to an underground station and a tram inter-change, by one of the main arteries of the city and therefore closeto the very centre of Warsaw, and, at the same time, at the edgeof the Pole Mokotowskie park.
 

 The SGH campus at the forefront of the interwar architecture

 
The main element of the campus, based on the classic, symmetri-cal axis system, is composed of three unique buildings, consistently designed by Jan Koszczyc Witkiewicz in the art déco style,although raised in different periods.The experimental building located at 24 Rakowiecka St. (currently building A), constructed in years 1925-26, has been located byKoszczyc Witkiewicz around the central lecture theatre, with amonumental space topped with a unique, semicircular roof lantern.

The building of the library erected in 1928-31 is an example of themost advanced, innovative functional solutions used at that time inEurope, as well as spatial solutions with a fascinating use of natural light, falling into the reading room covered with domes of threecylindrical roof lanterns, naturally lighting the room from fivesides.The main building, raised in 1951-55 according to the KoszczycWitkiewicz design from 1924, modified by Stefan Putowski, isarranged around the central courtyard covered with a step pyramid,giving it the form of an internal agora surrounded by galleries andtopped with a glazed „parachute”, currently called a „parachute lec-ture theatre”.