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Location: Camping Malta

Camping Malta is located in the beautiful scenery of Lake Malta. Although it is only a few steps away from the walking paths, the centre itself is not visible to walkers due to its low-rise buildings and beautiful vegetation giving the place an intimate atmosphere.

The peace, quiet and comfortable conditions make Camping Malta an ideal place to relax for those in need of a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, but also looking for experiences that only the Poznan metropolis can provide. The complex is particularly keenly visited by athletes – coming for the international and national competitions that often take place on Lake Malta. 

The complex features 70 one-, two- and four-bed cottages, the three-star Hotel Malta, which offers 22 double rooms and one suite, 40 developed spaces for caravanning vehicles, a campsite with space for around 60 tents and functional facilities (toilets with showers, kitchen, laundry, common room).



The campsite is used by both organised groups (e.g. sports clubs, companies organising short-term trips for their employees) and individual customers – (e.g. family visits to Poznan). The area by the bonfire is mostly used by young people and adults. Currently, the bonfire can be used by a maximum of 40 people.


  • picnic furniture allowing leisure for both larger and smaller groups,
  • mobile seating that allows the space to be arranged to suit the needs of users,
  • a piece of furniture making it possible to prepare a meal,
  • it is advisable to use shading elements


Lukáš Šíp and Tibor Varga from the Faculty of Architecture in Bratislava headed a team tasked with designing a furniture piece in the integration space of Camp Malta. This place, a little away from the main walking paths of Poznan residents visiting Malta, serves mainly as a place of relaxation and integration for the Campsite’s guests – who are often athletes taking part in competitions held on Malta’s tracks. There was no shortage of places to sit and spend time together in this space, the clearing was filled with standard dark brown painted picnic benches, so the participants decided to create a piece of furniture – which in their opinion would emphasise the space’s dominant feature – namely a place prepared for a bonfire.



The modular furniture piece called „Bonfire” consists of 5 elements – the form of which enables the creation of different configurations, depending on the needs of the users. The elements arranged around a bonfire – forming a closed, triangular form – provide seating for 9; in turn, when put together to create, for example, meanders around trees, they offer the possibility of creating a resting space for up to 20 users. 

Student participiants:

Agnieszka Grzemska, Toan Chau, Anastasiya Ramult , Omotara Adebayo, Alex Eduard Krcho, Lorant Laszlo Barothi, Lionel Komka, Fruzsina Bak, Jakub Voříšek, Agata Kotlicka

Tutor: Lukáš Šíp + Tibor Varga

Architects from Slovakia

Lukáš Šíp

Architect and educator. He works in architectural practice, education and applied research, looking for possible overlaps of these three spheres. Since 2010, he has been working at the Institute of Ecological and Experimental Architecture of Fakulta architektúry a dizajnu STU and at the architectural studio coolstock, which he co – founded in 2012. In the field of research, he deals with sustainable architecture, the analysis of its possible forms and architectural expression, but also with the broader context of the concept of sustainability, especially with the overlap into the cultural sphere. He is the author and editor of several vocational publications

Tibor Varga
He has been working as a teacher, assistant professor at the Institute of Ecological and Experimental Architecture, at the Slovak Technical University at the Fakulta architektúry a dizajnu STU since 2010.
He is engaged in research and teaching of wooden buildings and wooden structures. Together with his colleague Lukáš Šíp, he leads the „Wooden Atelier” studio work. He cooperated as a lecturer at international workshops on the topic of wood in architecture. He has design experience in the field of apartment buildings, family houses, apartment buildings, interiors of retail stores, apartments, offices.