WWA stands for Warsaw. The second A is obviously for 'Architects'. Why Warsaw? Firstly, because the office is based here and most of the projects are connected with the city. Secondly, the history and the unique beauty of Warsaw somehow influence the concept of the designs. WWAA's activity covers the whole range of different projects when it comes to space design (e.g. permanent museum exhibitions, cultural centers, sport objects). WWAA is trying to be very diverse hence on one hand urban scale architecture projects, on the other temporary installations, such as exhibitions, events, stage design etc. Due to this variety the depth of experience includes also graphics, every-day use objects to furniture, interiors, houses, office as well as public buildings. Designing in a consistent way, creating unique structures and experimenting with space – these are the guiding points.
Architects Marcin Mostafa and Natalia Paszkowska are the founding partners of WWAA. They co-operated as students of the Warsaw University of Technology on school projects and have been working together since 2003, with focus on projects for architectural contests, the majority of which they won or were awarded prizes. In 2010 WWAA was joined by stage, set and exhibition designer Boris Kudlička, who studied set and costume design at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and at the Minerva Academy of Arts in Groningen. Since 1999 he has staged several operas, most of them for National Opera in Warsaw, but also in opera houses in Frankfurt, Berlin, New York, Brussels and Copenhagen.