STANISŁAW WITOLD ZIOŁOWSKI (1892–1940)
Stanisław Witold Ziołowski was born on 1st August 1892 in Psków. The Polish architect and reserve captain of the Polish sapper troops was a member of the Association of Polish Architects. One of many members of the Lviv-Cracow school which was active in Gdynia in the interwar period.
In 1992, he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Lviv Polytechnic. In 1925-1927, he served as the vice-president of the Lviv Association of Architects. He was the first president of the Association of Polish Architects in Gdynia, thanks to his experience from the previous organisational work (Stanisław Świątkiewicz was his deputy).
In 1935, he won the main prize in Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego’s competition to build a residential building. Soon after that, he began work on the design of a residential building for the Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego in Gdynia Employee Retirement Fund (the so-called “bankowiec” built in three stages, in the period between 1935 and 1937). Stanisław Ziołowski designed several buildings which were constructed in Gdynia: villa “Ala” in 27 Sienkiewicza Street, Kazimierz Koliński’s tenement house and the Konopka’s apartment house in 9 Słupecka Street (1937–1938).
Together with the architect Zbigniew Kupiec, he also designed the General Hospital for Gdynia and the Institute of Tropical Medicine. However, the outbreak of World War II made its completion impossible. The seat of Bank Cukrownictwa was another building designed by both architects in 1939 which was never constructed. Stanisław Ziołowski and Zbigniew Kupiec also designed a tenement house in 37 Abrahama Street. In 1935, they designed Bolesław and Genowefa Orłowski’s tenement house at the junction of Abrahama and 10 Lutego Streets (today’s CB Rococo tenement house).
Stanisław Ziołowski participated in the September campaign in 1939. He was executed by firing squad in Charków in 1940.