The congregation of Saint Roch

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When you first look at the church of Saint Roch you automatically think that it’s a modern building and not from the good times of Polish architecture, but from the communist era. But it’s not true. What’s more – architecturally it’s one of the most intriguing churches built in the first half of 20th century in Poland. Its history dates back to the interwar period.

There was a 2-stage contest for the project of the church. – The winner of the first one was a modernist vision of a church in a geometrical shape, which the investor didn’t like. Therefore, in the 2nd stage, Oskar Sosnowski’s project was selected. The church was supposed to combine the idea of Holy Mary as a “Morning Star” and new architectural forms. It was also a way to thank for Poland becoming independent again.

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When you first look at the church of Saint Roch you automatically think that it’s a modern building and not from the good times of Polish architecture, but from the communist era. But it’s not true. What’s more – architecturally it’s one of the most intriguing churches built in the first half of 20th century in Poland. Its history dates back to the interwar period.

There was a 2-stage contest for the project of the church. – The winner of the first one was a modernist vision of a church in a geometrical shape, which the investor didn’t like. Therefore, in the 2nd stage, Oskar Sosnowski’s project was selected. The church was supposed to combine the idea of Holy Mary as a “Morning Star” and new architectural forms. It was also a way to thank for Poland becoming independent again.

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