It is not important how many tons of "concrete" you use in your life, it is important how
Jan Kaplicky FUTURE SYSTEMS
These words, uttered during a lecture by the late Czech architect Jan Kaplicki, are the motto which guides the activities of our office. The designs we create result from a careful analysis of the spatial, functional and cultural context as well as the needs of the client. Economic conditions of the investment are also of great importance to us. Above all, we design space and it is space that determines the value and beauty of a form.
Ultra Architects was founded in 2004 in Poznan by architects Marcin Kościuch and Tomasz Osięgłowski, graduates of the Faculty of Architecture, Poznan University of Technology, and members of the Association of Polish Architects.
We are a team of young, experienced and open-minded people. We design objects of various scales: from objects, through interiors, houses and office buildings, to urban assumptions. During the design and construction process we cooperate with renowned industry studios from all over Poland, which allows us to efficiently implement investments throughout the country.
Significant realisations and awards:
In 2009, the office received the EUROPE 40 UNDER 40 award from The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design to the best European architects under '40'.
The House by the Sea, which received the first prize in the "Polish Cement in Architecture" competition in 2013 and an honorable mention in the SARP competition for the Award of the Year 2013. And it was also among the buildings nominated for the Architectural Award of Polityka for 2013.
Office-Garage nominated for the final of the "Building of the Year 2013" competition of the international architecture portal ArchDaily.
Siedziba Tygodnika Wiadomości Wrzesińskaske, which received the Jury Award of the Bryła.pl portal for 2016, and was in the finals of the World Architecture Festival 2017, in the Office - Completed Buildings category, and was also recognised in the SARP's 2016 Award of the Year competition.
The Za Bramką office building, which was recognised as the best development in Poznań in 2016, receiving the JB Quadro Award, and was among the buildings nominated for the 2019 Mies van der Rohe European Union Architecture Prize.
Marcin Kościuch is vice-president of the Poznań branch of SARP, while Tomasz Osięgłowski is head of the judging panel.
Distinction / year 2022
Tenement house at Wildecki Market 3 honored in the competition named after J. B. Quadro 2022
Award / 2022
Broken House the best single-family building in NAWW 2022 competition
Award / year 2022
Tenement house at Wildecki Market 3 best multi-family building in NAWW 2022 competition
Award / year 2021
Residential complex at Tri-pole best multi-family building in NAWW 2021 competition
Distinction/ year 2021
Residential complex at Tri-pole awarded in the J. B. Quadro competition 2021
Nomination / year 2021
Wooden House on the Meadow received a nomination in the Single Family House of the Year 2021 category, in the SARP 2021 Award Competition
Distinction/ year 2020
The building at 1 Sokoła Street received an honorable mention in the category Multi-family Building of the Year 2020, in the SARP 2020 Award Competition
Distinction/ year 2019
Residential building on Fabryczna distinguished in the competition named after J. B. Quadro 2019
Nomination / year 2019
The Za Bramka office building is among the buildings nominated for the Mies van der Rohe European Union Architecture Prize 2019.
Distinction/ year 2018
Residential building at 1 Sokoła Street awarded in the J. B. Quadro 2018 competition
Main Award / year 2018
The Za Bramka office building received the Grand Prize in the Eurobuild Awards For Architecture 2018, In the category "Office Building of the Year".
Distinction / year 2017
The headquarters of WRZESIAN NEWS received a distinction in the SARP Award of the Year 2017.
Finalist / year 2017
Ultra Architects among the 10 finalists of the competition of the monthly magazine Architektura Murator "Innovations in Architecture".
Award / year 2017
Marcin Kościuch and Tomasz Osięgłowski in the Builder Magazine awards, Personality of the Year 2017.
Award / year 2017
SARP Award of the Year 2017 / Award for the best realization with public funds for the office building Za Bramką
Distinction/ year 2016
SARP Award of the Year 2016 - Distinction for the building of Wiadomości Wrzesińska
Main Prize / year 2016
J. B. Quadro Award of the President of Poznań for the best realization of the year of the city of Poznań for the office building Za Bramką
Jury Award / year 2016
Jury Award Brick of the Year 2016 for the building of Wiadomości Wrzesińska
Award / year 2014
Ultra Architects among the winners of the Architectural Award of Polityka for 2013.
Distinction/ year 2014
The House by the Sea received a second degree distinction in the 2013 SARP Award of the Year competition.
First Prize / year 2014
In the plebiscite "Polish Architecture 2013" of the Sztuka-Architektury.pl portal, the best private building according to the Jury is our House by the Sea.
First Prize ex aequo / year 2013
House by the Sea received an equal first prize in the competition "Polish Cement in Architecture"!
Award / year 2013
In the A+Awards competition of the Architizer portal, in the Landscapes and Gardens category, Mai's House received an honorable mention.
FirstPrize ex aequo / year 2012
In the "Polish Interior 2011" competition organized by Sztuka-wnętrza.pl portal, our project OFFICE GARAGE received the FIRST PLACE ex aequo!
Europe 40 under 40 2009 / year 2009
Marcin Kościuch and Tomasz Osięgłowski are among the prize-winners of the EUROPE 40 UNDER 40 2009 prize awarded by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies together with The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
Second Prize / year 2009
Competition for the design of the MM Gallery building in Poznań at the junction of Św. Marcin and Aleja Marcinkowskiego streets
First Prize ex aequo / year 2005
Urban and architectural competition for a housing complex located on the corner of Szyperska and Estkowskiego Streets. Work carried out jointly with Paweł Handschuh's studio.
Poznan / Acupuncture of the City / 2018
AKUPUNKTURA MIASTA / 3.03.-15.04.2018, ZAMEK Cultural Centre in Poznań.
Cieszyn / To work compatriots / year 2014
TO WORK RODACY / Design in public space. Exhibition in Castle Cieszyn, and on it our interior design for Allegro Group. 28.10-7.12.2014
National Museum in Poznań "Record of ideas". / year 2013
Presentation of projects by architectural studios in Poznan. Among them five of our works.
Gdynia Design Days / year 2012
A presentation of the Pregnancy Lamp at the fifth edition of the Gdynia Design Days Festival. 7-15 July, Gdynia.
Re:Architecture / year 2010
Presentation of Maja's House at the exhibition in SPOT Foundation. 23.09-10.10 2010 Poznan.
Youth to Lodz / year 2008
Presentation of the studio at the exhibition organised by the editorial staff of Architektura-murator monthly magazine. Łódź 30 and 31 May 2008.
Polish Architecture Congress / year 2008
Presentation of the studio at the exhibition on 23 - 25 May 2008 in Poznań.
Bydgoszcz / year 2019
VALUES IN ARCHITECTURE / Bydgoszcz at the Common Gallery, 12 December, 6pm / Organisers: Common Gallery, ZAAP Bydgoszcz District, City Cultural Centre, SARP Bydgoszcz.
Wrocław / year 2019
VALUES IN ARCHITECTURE / ARCH_event / Wrocław, Agora Cultural Centre, 19 March 2019 at 17:00
Łódź / year 2018
VALUES IN ARCHITECTURE / ARCH_event / Łódź, ul. Wólczańska 128/124, 13 November 2018 at 17:00
Gdansk / year 2018
VALUES IN ARCHITECTURE / ARCH_event / Gdansk, Hotel Almond, 18 October 2018, at 18:30
Gdynia / year 2018
VALUES IN ARCHITECTURE / Weekend of Architecture, 18 September 2018 6pm
Bialystok / year 2018
VALUES IN ARCHITECTURE / ARCH_event / Białystok, Naukowo ? Technological, Żurawia 71, 10 April 2018, 18:30
Krakow / year 2018
VALUES IN ARCHITECTURE / ARCH_event / Krakow, Aparthotel Lwowska 1, 05 April 2018, at 18:30
Warsaw / year 2018
Ultra Architects lecture during the Young Architects Forum. 14 March 2018 12 pm Multikino Złote Tarasy.
Poznan / year 2017
Ultra Architects lecture - winners of the 19th edition of the J.B Quadro Prize / Magdalena Abakanowicz University of Arts in Poznań / Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Gdynia / year 2016
Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:00 / Sea of Architecture vol. 16 Ultra Architects
Prague / Czech Republic / year 2014
HOUSE BY THE SEA. Presentation / arch. Marcin Kościuch and arch. Tomasz Osięgłowski / Prague University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture building / 7.10.2014.
Warsaw / year 2014
PÓŁMARATON OF HOUSES / Marcin Kościuch, presentation of the House by the Sea / 1 June, 16:00, SARP pavilion at 2 Foksal Street / 1.06.2014.
Poznan / year 2013
ULTRA ARCHITECTS 2004-2013. Projects and realisations / Studio presentation, arch. Marcin Kościuch and arch. Tomasz Osięgłowski / Poznań, Klub Cicha Kuna, ul. Św. Marcin 30 / 14.11.2013
Gdańsk / year 2012
ULTRA ARCHITECTS 2004-2012 Projects and realisations. / Studio presentation, arch. Marcin Kościuch and arch. Tomasz Osięgłowski / Gdansk University of Technology, main building, room 365 / 10.05.2012
Poznan / year 2012
ULTRA ARCHITECTS 2004-2011. Projects and realisations / Studio presentation, arch. Marcin Kościuch and arch. Tomasz Osięgłowski / Meskalina Club, Stary Rynek 6, 13.04.2012, at 18:30.
Poznan / year 2012
Ultra Architects among the speakers at TEDx Poznań / Concordia Design / 18.02.2012
Lublin / year 2011
ULTRA ARCHITECTS 2004-2011. Projects and realisations / Presentation of the studio, arch. Marcin Kościuch and arch. Tomasz Osięgłowski / Lublin University of Technology, 40 Nadbystrzycka Street / 30.03.2011
Warsaw / year 2011
ULTRA ARCHITECTS 2004-2011, Projects and realisations / Presentation of the studio, arch. Marcin Kościuch and arch. Tomasz Osięgłowski / Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa Street 55 / 10.01.2011, at 19:30.
Katowice / year 2010
ULTRA ARCHITECTS 2004-2010. Projects and realisations / Presentation of the studio, arch. Marcin Kościuch and arch. Tomasz Osięgłowski / SARP Architecture Gallery, 9 Dyrekcyjna Street / 14.10.2010
Szczecin / year 2010
ULTRA ARCHITECTS 2004-2010. Projects and realisations / Presentation of the studio, arch. Marcin Kościuch and arch. Tomasz Osięgłowski / Klub 13 Muz / 10.05.2010
Nuremberg / Germany / year 2010
ULTRA ARCHITECTS 2004-2010. Projects and realisations / Studio presentation, arch. Marcin Kościuch and arch. Tomasz Osięgłowski / Georg Simon Ohm University of Technology / 5.05.2010
Poznan / year 2010
Ultra Architects in Poznan edition of Pecha Kucha Night / 24.04.2010.