Jola Starzak

Architect & Partner, Atelier Starzak Strebicki, Poland
Jola Starzak

Jola Starzak - head of Design and lecturer at School of Form, SWPS University, Poznań, Poland. Architect and urban planner, partner and co-founder of Atelier Starzak Strebicki.

Atelier Starzak Strebicki - Jola Starzak and Dawid Strebicki - architects and urban planners. Following studies in the Netherlands and after many years of working for architectural studios in Belgium and in the Netherlands, we established in 2012 our own studio Atelier Starzak Strebicki. We are working on furniture design, interiors, architectural and urban design projects and researches in Poland, Belgium and in Netherlands. What intrigues us about design processes is the diverse scale of work: from furniture, through houses and interior design up to the public buildings and city planning scale. We are also fond of temporary architecture and experiments in urban fabric, such as project for the temporary public space on Plac Wolności in Poznań, which we design for the International Theatre Festival Malta and the mobile urban furniture dedicated to the courtyard space of Poznań City Hall or temporary furniture for European Parliament in Brussels. Since 2011 we are collaborating with School of Form and since 2013 with Bęc Zmiana Foundation, writing articles aiming on introducing to Polish architects the condition of the architect’s profession in Belgium, Germany and in the Netherlands. In 2016 our studio got invited to participate in the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. One of our projects ‘Kijkgat’ was exhibited at the Biennale in the Belgian Pavilion. www.starzakstrebicki.eu.