Project design, consulting & management; Team of 92 management
Candidate’s name Przemo Łukasik
Current position Main Architect, Co-Owner
Company’s name Medusa Group
Description of the position Project design, consulting & management; Team of 92 management
Work experience in this position Since establishing the company in 1997 with Łukasz Zagała
Description of business activity (profile, market sectors served, etc.) Medusa Group is an interdisciplinary design studio established in 1997 in Silesia by Przemo Łukasik and Łukasz Zagała. Over the past twenty years, the team of its young architects has significantly expanded their scope of activity gaining specialised experience and becoming one of the most recognisable project brands in Poland and abroad. Practice is located in two cities in Poland: Warsaw and Bytom and is active as Medusa London Limited in London.
Medusa Group has won over 20 competitions and has been awarded over 30 prizes, as well as three nominations to the prestigious Miesa van der Rohe award.
The office is involved in urban and architectural projects in different scales. From master plans for new or refurbished development, through sky scrapers and office parks and residential projects up to individual housing and object design projects.
What really makes the Medusa Group stand out is its ability to develop designs which correspond closely with their immediate environment and come within budget. Close cooperation with artists representing different arts yields this architecture house an absolutely unique character. Thanks to projects such as the Maximum showroom in Castellarano, Italy, the Infinity Pool House in Jamaica, residential estate in Vallencienne, France, New York Tribeca apartment or refurbishment of Empire House - an old industrial building into creative office space in London, Medusa Group has been successful expanding its activity to international markets.
Size of the company managed by the candidate (headcount, regions of activity) 92, Poland, Europe, Asia, North America
The y-o-y increase in profits/income generated last year -
Career path (Previous employers, professional progress, when was the candidate promoted to the current position, etc.) He studied architecture at Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice (Poland) and at Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Villemin in Paris (France).
After graduating he worked at P.P. Pa­bel Architekten in Berlin, Jean Nouvel Architecture in Paris and Odile Decq / Benoit Cornette in Paris.
Biggest business achievements, especially those made last year The first Nobu Hotel and Restaurant in Poland designed by Medusa Group.
Akademeia High School among the best buildings in the world.
Establishing of Medusa London Limited in the UK.
London Empire House – building adaptation for office purposes.
Stage II of Live in the City housing complex awarded in the European Property Awards 2018-2019.
The construction of Fuzja in Łódź - a city-forming project - is starting. This new part of the city will combine apartments, offices and services, as well as modern gastronomic, commercial and service concepts with a cultural space. The investment will also include city squares and green areas open to everyone.
The Bridge MGallery by Sofitel hotel in Wrocław is open.
Smart Innovation School in Bangladesh / India - The school project in the new part of Dhaka is a project that aims to create modern circumstances for the education of the young Bengali community.
Medusa Group is a partner of the BIG Bjarke Ingels studio on the Towarowa 22 project in Warsaw. The partnership operates on various architectural and urban scales.
The construction of the Ordona estate begins.
The "Office Superstar 2019" award for the TDJ office interior.
The construction of the Wilanów estate begins.
Contributions made to the improvement of the CEE commercial property market Successive work of the entire team of Medusa Group in creating new projects for Polish and foreign Investors, which will influence the improvement of the standards of office space, residential and commercial and hotel spaces.
Going beyond internal markets.
Other industry awards and prizes ICONIC Awards 2020 / Innovative Architecture,
Pearls of Łódź plebiscite 2019 – I place in ‘Contemporary’ category
City Gate (Brama Miasta) in Łódź / Poland

ICONIC Awards 2020 / Innovative Architecture,
European Property Awards 2019 – 2020 – Grand Prix in the category: best public service architecture:
Akademeia High School in Warsaw / Poland

Office Superstar 2019 – 1st prize in ‘the Financial Industry Office’ category
TDJ interiors in Katowice

European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 – nomination:
Akademeia High School in Warsaw / Poland

European Property Awards 2018 – 2019:
Mieszkaj w Mieście (Live in a City)

Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw – the best public building:
Akademeia High School in Warsaw / Poland

“Object of the Year in Aluprof systems” competition:
2nd place and the audience award – .KTW in Katowice / Poland
distinction – Nowa Fabryczna in Łódź / Poland

Architectural Award of POLITYKA Magazine 2018 – distinction,
SARP’s Award of the Year 2018 – distinction,
Property Design Awards 2018 in category Design – interiors: Public Spaces
Akademia High School in Warsaw / Poland

Property Design Awadrs 2018 – special award of the jury
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall in Warsaw / Poland

Grand Prix and First prize in the “Object” category in Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2017 competition
TechPark Kanlux

First prize in the category “Export work of Silesian architects” in Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2017 competition
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall

Grand Prix of the 3rd edition of the competition for the Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall

European Property Awards 2017 – Best Office Architecture in Europe and in Poland
TechPark Kanlux

Nomination to Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2017 competition:
In category: OBJECTS: TechPark Kanlux.
In category: EXPORT WORK OF SILESIAN ARCHITECTS:
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall,
Roadside shrine / cross in Bronowice,
Mieszkaj w Mieście (Live in a City).

SARP Award of the Year 2016 – honourable mention:
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall in Warsaw / Poland
Roadside shrine / cross in Bronowice

PLGBC Green Building Awards in the category of the best green building without certification:
Akademeia High School in Warsaw

Property Design Awadrs 2017 – „Design Interior – Commercial Centre” / Poland
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall in Warsaw / Poland

Eurobuild Awards in Architecture 2016 – Workspace Solution of the Year / Poland
Atrium 1 – Skanska Office

Nomination: Mies van der Rohe Award 2015
Cultural and Educational Center and Rosary Garden At The St. Hyacinth Church in Bytom, Poland

Grand Prix in competition Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2012 / Poland
Infinite Dreams office building in Gliwice / Poland

Interior of the Year in competition Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2012 / Poland
New interior standard for ING Bank outlets in Poland

Platinum Drill award 2010
Rödl & Partner office building in Gliwice / Poland

3rd prize for concept design of Sea Museum in Szczecin / Poland
SARP competition 2011

honourable mention for new Radio and Television Faculty of University of Silesia in Katowice
SARP competition 2011

Platinum Drill award 2009,
honourable mention in Architecture of the Year 2009/2010 of Silesian Voivodeship,
nomination for ECOLA Award 2010
Millenium residential complex in Katowice

superjednostka award 2010
adaptation of old granary for lofts in Gliwice

honourable mention in Architecture of the Year 2009/2010 of Silesian Voivodeship
Rödl & Partner office building in Gliwice / Poland
medusa group office in Bytom / Poland

Interior of the Year in competition Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2009/2010 / Poland
Jazz Cafe in Chorzów / Poland

1st prize in closed competition in 2009 for conception for adaptation of former mine shaft Krystyna in Bytom / Poland for multifunctional centre

1st prize Leonardo Competition 2007
revitalization of post industrial object – Bolko loft

nomination 2004 mies van der rohe award
single family house in Żernica
bolko loft

grand prix architecture of the year 2003 in Silesia / Poland
award for the best building – Wasko office building

mention Museum of Contemporary Art in Toruń / Poland Competition
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała, Majewski, Beil, Jaksik, Pudo, Czapnik 2004

3rd prize The Fifth Biennial of the Art of Designing – “min2” table
in team: Łukasik, Majewski, Rutkowski, Zagała 2003

mention European Music Academy in Chodziez, Poland
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Majewski, Beil, Jaksik, Jaksik, Terlecki 2002

2nd prize Auditorium Centre for Agrocultural University in Poznan – adaptation of the old boiler house, Poland
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała, Majewski 2001

prize of the Silesian Voivode: YOUNG ARCHITECT of the YEAR 2000
in team: Łukasik, Zagała

2nd degree mention Masterplan for Post-Industrial Zone of closed Mine „MICHAL” in Siemianowice, Poland
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała, Chobot, Kuchno. , Majewski
open SARP competition, 2000

2nd prize Swietojanska Street – Center of town Gdynia /Urban Planning/
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała, Chobot, Kuchno
closed SARP competition, 2000

2nd degree mention Urban planning for Plac Rady Europy in Katowice, Poland
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała
open SARP competition, 1999

3rd prize Masterplan for City Center and Post-Industrial Zone in Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała, Wacowska, Majewski
open SARP competition, 1999

3rd prize Urban planing for City Center in Trzebinia, Poland
in team: Fedas, Łukasik, Zagała
closed SARP competition, 1999

prize of the SARP Chairman in Katowice DEBUT OF THE YEAR 1998

mention Urban planning for Jozef Pilsudski Square in Gliwice, Poland
open SARP competition, 1998

1st prize rugby stadium tribune, Orlean / France
assistants in Decq / Cornette team, 1997

1st prize C.N.E.S. Pavillon for aeronautics and aviation fair: “Salon de Bourget” Paris / France,
assistants in Decq / Cornette team, 1997, constructed object

final round Ottakering Brewery, Vienna / Austria
assistants in Decq / Cornette team
open international competition, 1996

final round HYPO-BANK headquaters in Prague / Czech Republic
in team: Pabel, Grąbczewski, Łukasik, Zagała
open international competition, 1994
Candidate’s name
Przemo Łukasik
Current position
Main Architect, Co-Owner
Company’s name
Medusa Group
Description of the position
Project design, consulting & management; Team of 92 management
Work experience in this position
Since establishing the company in 1997 with Łukasz Zagała
Description of business activity (profile, market sectors served, etc.)
Medusa Group is an interdisciplinary design studio established in 1997 in Silesia by Przemo Łukasik and Łukasz Zagała. Over the past twenty years, the team of its young architects has significantly expanded their scope of activity gaining specialised experience and becoming one of the most recognisable project brands in Poland and abroad. Practice is located in two cities in Poland: Warsaw and Bytom and is active as Medusa London Limited in London.
Medusa Group has won over 20 competitions and has been awarded over 30 prizes, as well as three nominations to the prestigious Miesa van der Rohe award.
The office is involved in urban and architectural projects in different scales. From master plans for new or refurbished development, through sky scrapers and office parks and residential projects up to individual housing and object design projects.
What really makes the Medusa Group stand out is its ability to develop designs which correspond closely with their immediate environment and come within budget. Close cooperation with artists representing different arts yields this architecture house an absolutely unique character. Thanks to projects such as the Maximum showroom in Castellarano, Italy, the Infinity Pool House in Jamaica, residential estate in Vallencienne, France, New York Tribeca apartment or refurbishment of Empire House - an old industrial building into creative office space in London, Medusa Group has been successful expanding its activity to international markets.
Size of the company managed by the candidate (headcount, regions of activity)
92, Poland, Europe, Asia, North America
The y-o-y increase in profits/income generated last year
-
Career path (Previous employers, professional progress, when was the candidate promoted to the current position, etc.)
He studied architecture at Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice (Poland) and at Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Villemin in Paris (France).
After graduating he worked at P.P. Pa­bel Architekten in Berlin, Jean Nouvel Architecture in Paris and Odile Decq / Benoit Cornette in Paris.
Biggest business achievements, especially those made last year
The first Nobu Hotel and Restaurant in Poland designed by Medusa Group.
Akademeia High School among the best buildings in the world.
Establishing of Medusa London Limited in the UK.
London Empire House – building adaptation for office purposes.
Stage II of Live in the City housing complex awarded in the European Property Awards 2018-2019.
The construction of Fuzja in Łódź - a city-forming project - is starting. This new part of the city will combine apartments, offices and services, as well as modern gastronomic, commercial and service concepts with a cultural space. The investment will also include city squares and green areas open to everyone.
The Bridge MGallery by Sofitel hotel in Wrocław is open.
Smart Innovation School in Bangladesh / India - The school project in the new part of Dhaka is a project that aims to create modern circumstances for the education of the young Bengali community.
Medusa Group is a partner of the BIG Bjarke Ingels studio on the Towarowa 22 project in Warsaw. The partnership operates on various architectural and urban scales.
The construction of the Ordona estate begins.
The "Office Superstar 2019" award for the TDJ office interior.
The construction of the Wilanów estate begins.
Contributions made to the improvement of the CEE commercial property market
Successive work of the entire team of Medusa Group in creating new projects for Polish and foreign Investors, which will influence the improvement of the standards of office space, residential and commercial and hotel spaces.
Going beyond internal markets.
Other industry awards and prizes
ICONIC Awards 2020 / Innovative Architecture,
Pearls of Łódź plebiscite 2019 – I place in ‘Contemporary’ category
City Gate (Brama Miasta) in Łódź / Poland

ICONIC Awards 2020 / Innovative Architecture,
European Property Awards 2019 – 2020 – Grand Prix in the category: best public service architecture:
Akademeia High School in Warsaw / Poland

Office Superstar 2019 – 1st prize in ‘the Financial Industry Office’ category
TDJ interiors in Katowice

European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 – nomination:
Akademeia High School in Warsaw / Poland

European Property Awards 2018 – 2019:
Mieszkaj w Mieście (Live in a City)

Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw – the best public building:
Akademeia High School in Warsaw / Poland

“Object of the Year in Aluprof systems” competition:
2nd place and the audience award – .KTW in Katowice / Poland
distinction – Nowa Fabryczna in Łódź / Poland

Architectural Award of POLITYKA Magazine 2018 – distinction,
SARP’s Award of the Year 2018 – distinction,
Property Design Awards 2018 in category Design – interiors: Public Spaces
Akademia High School in Warsaw / Poland

Property Design Awadrs 2018 – special award of the jury
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall in Warsaw / Poland

Grand Prix and First prize in the “Object” category in Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2017 competition
TechPark Kanlux

First prize in the category “Export work of Silesian architects” in Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2017 competition
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall

Grand Prix of the 3rd edition of the competition for the Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall

European Property Awards 2017 – Best Office Architecture in Europe and in Poland
TechPark Kanlux

Nomination to Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2017 competition:
In category: OBJECTS: TechPark Kanlux.
In category: EXPORT WORK OF SILESIAN ARCHITECTS:
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall,
Roadside shrine / cross in Bronowice,
Mieszkaj w Mieście (Live in a City).

SARP Award of the Year 2016 – honourable mention:
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall in Warsaw / Poland
Roadside shrine / cross in Bronowice

PLGBC Green Building Awards in the category of the best green building without certification:
Akademeia High School in Warsaw

Property Design Awadrs 2017 – „Design Interior – Commercial Centre” / Poland
‘Koszyki’ Market Hall in Warsaw / Poland

Eurobuild Awards in Architecture 2016 – Workspace Solution of the Year / Poland
Atrium 1 – Skanska Office

Nomination: Mies van der Rohe Award 2015
Cultural and Educational Center and Rosary Garden At The St. Hyacinth Church in Bytom, Poland

Grand Prix in competition Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2012 / Poland
Infinite Dreams office building in Gliwice / Poland

Interior of the Year in competition Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2012 / Poland
New interior standard for ING Bank outlets in Poland

Platinum Drill award 2010
Rödl & Partner office building in Gliwice / Poland

3rd prize for concept design of Sea Museum in Szczecin / Poland
SARP competition 2011

honourable mention for new Radio and Television Faculty of University of Silesia in Katowice
SARP competition 2011

Platinum Drill award 2009,
honourable mention in Architecture of the Year 2009/2010 of Silesian Voivodeship,
nomination for ECOLA Award 2010
Millenium residential complex in Katowice

superjednostka award 2010
adaptation of old granary for lofts in Gliwice

honourable mention in Architecture of the Year 2009/2010 of Silesian Voivodeship
Rödl & Partner office building in Gliwice / Poland
medusa group office in Bytom / Poland

Interior of the Year in competition Architecture of the Year of Silesian Voivodeship 2009/2010 / Poland
Jazz Cafe in Chorzów / Poland

1st prize in closed competition in 2009 for conception for adaptation of former mine shaft Krystyna in Bytom / Poland for multifunctional centre

1st prize Leonardo Competition 2007
revitalization of post industrial object – Bolko loft

nomination 2004 mies van der rohe award
single family house in Żernica
bolko loft

grand prix architecture of the year 2003 in Silesia / Poland
award for the best building – Wasko office building

mention Museum of Contemporary Art in Toruń / Poland Competition
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała, Majewski, Beil, Jaksik, Pudo, Czapnik 2004

3rd prize The Fifth Biennial of the Art of Designing – “min2” table
in team: Łukasik, Majewski, Rutkowski, Zagała 2003

mention European Music Academy in Chodziez, Poland
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Majewski, Beil, Jaksik, Jaksik, Terlecki 2002

2nd prize Auditorium Centre for Agrocultural University in Poznan – adaptation of the old boiler house, Poland
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała, Majewski 2001

prize of the Silesian Voivode: YOUNG ARCHITECT of the YEAR 2000
in team: Łukasik, Zagała

2nd degree mention Masterplan for Post-Industrial Zone of closed Mine „MICHAL” in Siemianowice, Poland
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała, Chobot, Kuchno. , Majewski
open SARP competition, 2000

2nd prize Swietojanska Street – Center of town Gdynia /Urban Planning/
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała, Chobot, Kuchno
closed SARP competition, 2000

2nd degree mention Urban planning for Plac Rady Europy in Katowice, Poland
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała
open SARP competition, 1999

3rd prize Masterplan for City Center and Post-Industrial Zone in Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
in team: Brzózka, Łukasik, Zagała, Wacowska, Majewski
open SARP competition, 1999

3rd prize Urban planing for City Center in Trzebinia, Poland
in team: Fedas, Łukasik, Zagała
closed SARP competition, 1999

prize of the SARP Chairman in Katowice DEBUT OF THE YEAR 1998

mention Urban planning for Jozef Pilsudski Square in Gliwice, Poland
open SARP competition, 1998

1st prize rugby stadium tribune, Orlean / France
assistants in Decq / Cornette team, 1997

1st prize C.N.E.S. Pavillon for aeronautics and aviation fair: “Salon de Bourget” Paris / France,
assistants in Decq / Cornette team, 1997, constructed object

final round Ottakering Brewery, Vienna / Austria
assistants in Decq / Cornette team
open international competition, 1996

final round HYPO-BANK headquaters in Prague / Czech Republic
in team: Pabel, Grąbczewski, Łukasik, Zagała
open international competition, 1994