Lem Crystal


LEm Crystal. The purpose of the project was designing a modern exhibition pavilion, named after Stanislaw Lem, which would house a collection of memorable souvenirs connected with the writer. The shape of the building reflects the rhinestone and makes a contrast to historical buildings in the neighbourhood.


Cross section and plans (Przekrój i rzuty)Situation and model (Sytuacja i bryła budynku)Top view at night (Widok z góry w nocy)View from the human perspective at night (Widok z perspektywy człowieka w nocy)View from the human perspective at night (Widok z perspektywy człowieka w nocy)View from the human perspective at night (Widok z perspektywy człowieka w nocy)View from the human perspective (Widok z perspektywy człowieka)View from the human perspective (Widok z perspektywy człowieka)



There are glass walls on all sides of the building, so it can also function as an excellent place to view the surroundings.

The building consists of three parts. The main entrance is situated in the middle one – the exhibition hall. On the ground floor, left to the entrance, there is a case with the writer`s works. Opposite there is a souvenir shop.

You can get upstairs by a spacious lift or a staircase which is at the back of the pavilion.

The whole of the first floor and the hall on the ground floor house the exhibition of Stanisław Lem`s work, whereas the second floor is meant for temporary exhibitions.

Left to the entrance, in the most horizontal part of the pavilion, there is a multimedia room. Film shows, lectures, all kinds of meetings with artists etc. can take place there.

Sanitary supplies and staff rooms are on the ground floor, right to the main entrance.

  • Name: Lem Crystal
  • Building type: Public
  • Localization: Europe, Poland, Cracow
  • Address: św. Wawrzyńca 15
  • Usable space: 439,1m2