Akademeia High School
School space

Space that creates opportunities

Architecture should stimulate, inspire and give students the feeling of being in an important and unique place.

We worked with award-winning Medusa Group architects to design the building, its interiors, and equipment to fit in with our educational philosophy of dialogue, interdisciplinarity, and creativity.

Our students enjoy the most modern school building in Poland, equipped with themed laboratories, a sports hall, and numerous rooms for individual and group work. Classrooms feature innovative Harkness Tables, where students actively partake in discussions with their teacher and colleagues around a table; this is key to realising our core teaching philosophy of dialogue.

Professional spaces for academic work

  • Modern, well-equipped Biology, Chemistry, and Physics labs designed in collaboration with leading academic centres
  • Spacious classrooms with a maximum capacity of 12 people

A unique space for artistic activities and creative work

  • Rooms designated for art and creative activities
  • A 100m2 art studio adapted for classes in painting, printmaking, and sculpture
  • A music room
  • A darkroom
  • An auditorium with a theatre stage

A comfortable space for sport

  • Modern sports hall adaptable to a variety of sports

Inspiring spaces for individual work and relaxation

  • A roof garden with over 1000m2 of greenery
  • Courtyard
  • School canteen serving freshly prepared, nutritious meals daily
  • Café

Virtual tour

Our school promotes an eco-friendly, healthy lifestyle.

We aim to increase environmental awareness among our students. We are building an ecological garden on the roof of the school, complete with herbs, vegetables and fruits. The meals served in our cafeteria are specially designed by a dietician with nutrition in mind.

Part of the common space is a large lawn area, ensuring that students will be able to spend most of their time outdoors during the warmer months.

Prizes and awards

The school building has been awarded LEED Platinum Certificate

The LEED plaque on a building is a mark of quality and achievement in green building. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.

Our building designed by Medusa Group has been awarded Best Public Service Architecture in Poland within the framework of the European Property Award 2019-2020.

The jury has recognised the originality of the design and the philosophy of our building that stands out from typical educational facilities in Poland.

The Architectural Prize of the Major of Warsaw “Best Public Service Building 2017”

The Jury’s justification:
The facility was nominated for its original and coherent architectural design, accompanied by modesty in the applied means of expression. The terrace stairs leading to the roof garden constitute an additional attraction. It is a unique building which is nothing like the standard solutions applied in most state-school designs.

Competition results: link

We are one of the laureates of the 7th Architecture Competition organised by POLITYKA weekly.

The organisers said:

Awarding POLITYKA’s Architecture Prize, we want to showcase and promote buildings that symbolise good taste, are people-friendly and make their surroundings more aesthetic in an obvious way. Each year, we invite a select group of people who care about Poland’s urban and rural appearance to take part in our initiative: leading architects and urbanists, architecture critics, custodians of order in public spaces, and well-known artists.

Competition results: link

Our school’s interior won the main prize in the Property Design 2018 competition in the Design – Interior category.

The organisers wrote:

Akademeia High School won the prize, as one of the most architecturally inspiring schools on the educational map of Poland. The private high school in Warsaw’s Wilanów neighbourhood was designed by Medusa Group, with additional interior work by Studio Rygalik. The school is original in many ways: it creates a new category in its class and constitutes an example of how environmental requirements, technical conditions, architecture and a special educational mission can be harmoniously combined. This is the latest investment in the premium category by Tacit Investment.”

Competition results: link

The Association of Polish Architects (SARP) awarded our school a distinction in the SARP Award of the Year Competition in the Educational Building category for the best building constructed in Poland in 2017. The competition’s honorary patron was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Professor, Piotr Gliński.

Competition results: link


We won the prize for the best green building without a certificate (or pre-certified), the PLGBC Green Building Award 2017, in a competition organised by the Polish Green Building Council. The competition and awards aim to promote modern solutions in green construction.

The Akademeia high school building stands out with its excellent global-standard architecture that fosters a sense of community and shared responsibility for the environment among young people.
Aleksandra Witeczek of the Silesian University of Technology.

Competition results: link

Authors: medusagroup
Architects: Przemo Łukasik, Łukasz Zagała
Associate architects: Beata Bańka, Mariusz Okrajek, Anna Pawełczyk, Jarosław Przybyłka, Michał Sokołowski, Mateusz Rymar, Konrad Basan, Piotr Dećko, Michał Laskowski
Interior design: medusagroup, Studio Rygalik
Investor: Tacit Investment S.A.

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