National War Memorial
130 ft x 38 ft (39.6m x 11.6m)
"A magnificent monument to the Polish airmen"
— Aleksander Kwasniewki
President of Poland
"Like an abstract sculpture it perfectly expresses the meaning of the monument."
— Polish National Newspaper
Gazeta Wyborcza Stoleczna
"The design is brilliant in its representation and simplicity"
— Air Vice-Marshal T. Sherrington
"...one of Dziewulski's most poetic and moving works"
— Archi Volta Magazine
This is the national memorial to the Polish airmen who fell during World War II. It is set in a prominent location in Pole Mokotowskie, a park in central Warsaw that has special historical significance as the location of the first airfield of the Polish Air Force and is the site from which many of the pilots took off on combat missions.
The sculptural forms are intended to convey the youthful spirit and energy possessed by those young pilots. The memorial is intended to be uplifting and optimistic, expressing the pilots’ inspiring passion for freedom, their courage and their faith in their eventual success.
- Gold Cross Order of Merit, Poland
- Gazeta Wyborcza - Top Three Memorials in Warsaw
- Polish Air Force Memorial Medallion
- Venice International Architecture Biennale, Italy
- Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA San Francisco, USA
- Architecture Highlights, China
- Times Past, UK – Cover story
- Dziennik Polski, UK
- Archi Volta, Poland
- Monograph: Memorial to the Polish Airmen, Poland – Cover
- Miasta Gazeta, Poland
- Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
- Stoleczna, Poland
- Wiraze, Poland
- Architectural Highlights 2, China