2013 - 2014

Ogarna. 2.0

Urban Forms Gallery

A complex and multilayered revitalisation one street in the Gdansk Old Town 

Urban Forms Foundation continues to raise the bar with their public art projects. The newest project  Orgarna 2.0 was put together by Urban forms and took place in Old town of Gdansk 

Urban Forms with the help of the City has renovated this important street to its former glory with the help of some of Poland’s own rising contemporaries who also have studied architecture and urbanization.

Ogarna Street is one of the main and longest streets of the Gdansk Old Town, it also plays a crucial role as regards city transport. Before the Second World War, Ogarna Street was a thriving and lively place inhabited mostly by merchants and craftsmen. 

Together with the Long Lane (Długa) and the Long Market (Długi Targ), it was one of the three direct routes to Granary Island (Wyspa Spichrzów) through the Cow Gate (Krowia Barama) and a drawbridge over Motlawa River.

The Second World War brought about destruction of most parts of Gdansk, including Ogarna Street. Despite many renovations, Ogarna’s pre-war charm and atmosphere could not be recovered.

The main goals of the project are renovation of chosen elevation parts and decorating them with artistic arrangements; building greens and elements of small architecture;

Organising and coordinating events and actions that will integrate inhabitants of Ogarna Street into the process of revitalisation and earn their support for the project.

As result of the project the currently ugly, forgotten street in the center of Gdansk Old Town will regain its earlier beauty and charm.

The building №7 at Ogarna street decorated by Theosone - a polish industrial designer, illustrator and lettering artist  who mixied traditions with modernity. 

The building №12 decorated by Adam Kłodecki aka Theosone.  Text on the building refers to old Kashubian legends.

The building №95 decorated by Adam Kłodecki. The painting was inspirited by barometer forms.

The buildings №3-5 decorated by Mariusz Waras aka M-city. 

M-City is a polish graphic artist, the author of  several hundred outdoor paintings, traveler and an amateur architect. Graduated  the Department of Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk where he is currently assistant lecturer in Prof. Jerzy Ostrogórski's painting studio. 

His work involves piecing together hundreds of carefully cut stencils to create a coherent imagined cityscape, generally of mechanical and industrial objects.

Decorative elements

The building №9 decorated by well-known polist street artist Bartek Świątecki aka Pener.

Pener mixes abstraction and traditional graffiti. His images are based around geometric groupings and angular forms which reference futuristic architectural design.

The building №125 decorated by Łukasz Berger aka Cekas, graffiti and street-art artist from Wroclaw.

Finished part of Ogarna street 

The building №120 decorated by Krzysztof Syruć also known as Proembrion.

 Proembrion is an architect and artist whose interests include creating geometric and abstract  graffiti works, algorithmic computer graphics, 3D installations and drawings. 

The building №6 decorated by Wojeciech Kołacz aka Otecki. 

Otecki is one of the most popular polish street artist, who moves on the borders of painting, graffiti, street art, illustration and sculpture.

 Decoration made in classical sgraffito technique, produced by applying layers of plaster tinted in contrasting colours to a moistened surface and then scratching to produce an outline drawing.

The building №121 decorated by Maciej Pakalski. He graduated the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and concern oneself with visual art and wall painting.

The building №10 decorated by Maciej Pakalski. This part of Ogarna street stayed without ornament but attract by there clear and sonorous colour.

The building №119 decorated by Daniel Kaliński who is well-known as Chazme. Kaliński from 1996 connected with graffiti and street art scene. As usual co-working with Sepe for outside painting.

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Originator — Jan Kołodziej - Wydział Urbanistyki Architektury i Ochrony Zabytków Urzędu Miejskiego w Gdańsku
Director — Teresa Latuszewska - Syrda - Fundacja Urban Forms
Heritage conservator supervision — Barbara Brzuskiewicz - Gdańska Pracownia Konserwatorska
Realizator projektu — Fundacja Urban Forms, która wygrała konkuAutorzy: wystawaOriginator Jan Kołodziej - Wydział Urbanistyki Architektury i Ochrony Zabytków Urzędu Miejskiego w Gdańsku×Director Teresa Latuszewska - Syrda - Fundacja Urban Forms×Heritage conservator supervision Barbara Brzuskiewicz - Gdańska Pracownia Konserwatorska×Realizator projektu Fundacja Urban Forms, która wygrała konkurs Wydziału Urbanistyki Architektury i Ochrony Zabytków Urzędu Miejskiego w Gdańsku na przeprowadzenie projektu. Zadanie współfinansowane ze środków Miasta Gdańska ×Zdjecia Marek Szymański, Jan KołodziejRola Imię, nazwisko, stanowisko (opcjonalnie)DodajAutorzy: wszystkie multimediaPolecane wystawy mogły w niektórych przypadkach zostać przygotowane przez niezależne firmy zewnętrzne, dlatego nie zawsze są zgodne ze stanowiskiem wymienionych poniżej instytucji, które dostarczyły materiałów do wystaw.Fundacja Urban Formsrs Wydziału Urbanistyki Architektury i Ochrony Zabytków Urzędu Miejskiego w Gdańsku na przeprowadzenie projektu. Zadanie współfinansowane ze środków Miasta Gdańska 
Zdjecia — Marek Szymański, Jan Kołodziej

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