Chapter 1 of 24
Krzysztof Chwalibog, Church Of The Holy Ghost, Legionovo, Near Warsaw, 1980 - 1988
Polish architect is dealing certainly with some more problems than his colleague in Western Europe. Scarcity of building materials, monopolistic organisation of building industry and low level of clients' expectations are making his work quite difficult. But the will to overcome all those difficulties and provide a piece of real architecture to the people living in the grey-environment of housing estates is quite strong. ' ' More and more often monotony of public housing is broken by groups of simple family houses built by a small co-operative or by a silhouette of a new church. After a long period of fifties, sixties and seventies when it was impossible to build a church in Poland, we are actually experiencing an explosion of church building. New churches are appearing in every town and village and the total number of churches under realisation is equal to 2,000.