This proposal for the Museum of the Second World War is based on the particular relationship between such a historic moment and the city of Gdansk. The museum has been perceived as having a strong bond with the city, just as the events of the Second World War are bound to its history.
Getting to know the city is for any visitor to the Museum an indispensable complement for understanding the material displayed therein. In the same way, a visit to the museum is a key experience for getting to know Gdansk, both for chance or frequent visitors to the city, and for the townspeople.
Bearing in mind this reflexion, the concept we have used to elaborate this proposal is that the Museum should be built as an integral part of the city, as a piece of its history and its topography, which unfolds and overlaps in several storeys so as to densify and multiply the relationships between the historic display and the experience of the city. In this way, the Museum of the Second World War becomes an urban element of great density, both for History and for the city of Gdansk.