Hangar Renovation

Transforming a Historic Aircraft Hangar into a Museum of Engineering and Technology

The historic aircraft hangar has been converted into a museum of engineering and technology. The interior has been maintained in the character of the era, and the created space will be ideal for both the exposition of automotive objects, but also for the organization of various events and spectacles, as was the case at the last Sacrum Profanum in Krakow.

The Hangar Renovation project, led by renowned designer Piotr Pyrtek, has breathed new life into a historic aircraft hangar, transforming it into a captivating museum of engineering and technology. The design preserves the hangar's original character while creating a space that is perfect for showcasing automotive objects and hosting a variety of events and spectacles.

One of the standout features of this renovation is the industrial convention that permeates the new interior elements. The mezzanine, designed as a bridge structure, boasts an expressive lattice structure that catches the eye. Elevated three meters above the ground, the mezzanine is intentionally positioned at a distance from the building's exterior walls, preserving the hangar's originality.

The design team paid meticulous attention to detail, using period materials and techniques to recreate the hangar's authentic character. Steel, brick, concrete, and wood were carefully selected for both the reconstruction and the creation of new elements. This commitment to historical accuracy ensures that the design seamlessly blends contemporary elements with the hangar's original features.

The technical specifications of the project are impressive. The hangar itself spans an area of 2312.39 square meters, with a height of 10.52 meters, a width of 40.64 meters, and a length of 66.88 meters. The museum also includes a boiler room, covering an area of 185.88 square meters and boasting a height of 7.31 meters.

Undertaking this renovation project presented its fair share of challenges. The integration of historical and contemporary elements required meticulous attention to stylistic adaptation and technical requirements. However, the design team successfully overcame these obstacles, resulting in a harmonious blend of old and new.

The Hangar Renovation project has received widespread acclaim and recognition. In 2023, it was awarded the prestigious Iron A' Design Award in the Interior Space, Retail, and Exhibition Design category. This accolade celebrates the project's well-designed, practical, and innovative nature, meeting professional and industrial requirements. The design's integration of industry best practices and competent technical characteristics contributes to a better world.

The Hangar Renovation project, led by Piotr Pyrtek, stands as a testament to the power of thoughtful design and meticulous attention to detail. By preserving the hangar's historic character while incorporating contemporary elements, this transformation has created a captivating museum space that celebrates engineering and technology.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Piotr Pyrtek
Image Credits: Piotr Pyrtek
Project Team Members: Piotr Pyrtek
Project Name: Hangar Renovation
Project Client: Piotr Pyrtek

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