THE TOWN ON FIRE!

ANGELIKA OGROCKA

ŻORY 17.8.2016

ARCHITECTURE TRAVEL

A tourist information outlet, a communication centre, a space for exhibitions and a presentation of local history: these functions are united in the Museum of Fire. Its location is not a coincidence: the name of Żory, a city where the museum was built, comes from “żar” [Polish: glow].
Moreover, on May 11th, the citizens celebrate the Fire Day, asking for protection from the fire for their city as it has destroyed Żory a few times already. The exhibitions explain science via play, presenting various aspects of fire. The vibrant orange facade made of copper brings to mind obvious associations with burning fire. The irregular silhouette of the building was designed by Barbara Grąbczewska and Oskar Grąbczewski from OVO Grąbczewscy Architekci.

Museum of Fire, ul. Katowicka 3, Żory. Opened Tuesday to Sunday. www.facebook.com/muzuemognia, www.ovo-grabczewscy.pl

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