Villa with the view on Beirut
– exhibition display
In collaboration with Ana Janevski
(October 2010)

Karol Schayer (1900-1971) is known mostly in Poland as the author of the short-lived Museum of Silesia in Katowice finished in 1938.
He later moved to Lebanon and made the country his home until his death in 1971, becoming a central figure in the development of modern architecture in Lebanon in the 1950s and 1960s.

The first Schayer’s exhibition in Poland took place in the backyard of Chmielewski Building on Frascati Street n.4 - the only building designed by Schayer in Warsaw in 1938.

The exhibition gave an insight of the Schayers’s prolific, almost unknown, activity in Beirut, through photos, plans, models and archive materials, researched and collected by professor George Arbid.

* The exhibition was part of Warsaw Under Construction - urban design festival, organised by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

(Photos 3-6 by Bartek Stawiarski)

     Old vitrine, public space in Warsaw