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  3. Landscape Architecture
  4. Poland
  5. Peter Kuczia
  6. 2009
  7. Green Water Sports Station / Peter Kuczia

Green Water Sports Station / Peter Kuczia

  • 01:00 - 21 February, 2010
Green Water Sports Station / Peter Kuczia
Green Water Sports Station / Peter Kuczia, © Tomasz Sinek
© Tomasz Sinek

© Tomasz Sinek © Tomasz Sinek © Tomasz Sinek © Tomasz Sinek +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park, Parkowa 25, Chorzów, Poland
  • Contractor

    HB Unibud s.a. | Czechowice-Dziedzice
  • Site Area

    14800 m2
  • Area

    670.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Like a traditional polish farm, the GREEN WATER SPORTS STATION blends into the rural landscape of the shores of Lake Laka in Upper Silesia (Poland).

Three main buildings of the complex - situated orthogonal to each other – define a public place. This place comes into being on the same way like it occurs in the typical polish manor between the cottage, stable and barn. And analogical to them, every building of the Station has a different function: the boat hangar in the east, the central visitors building on the waterfront and the restrooms with showers westward.

The outer form of the buildings is inspired by the neighboring, rural architecture with its formal clarity, double pitch roofs and pleasant proportions. Instead of pastiche of the rustic forms, all details are modern and simple, but well thought out. The dressy facades and roofs are planked with charcoal coloured fibre-cement panels. The roof and the façade of each building melt that way into one monolithic body. Colourful windows and vitiated air pipes implemented into the dark surface of the outer skin generate bright contrasts and quasi musical rhythms.

The design of the project was determinated by the twin goals of low lifecycle costs and a reduction in construction costs. Cost-saving were made by the application of traditional building techniques and the use of local materials. Solar collection panels are located on the roof and a photovoltaic system is planed for the near future. The solar stack effect is supporting the natural ventilation of the buildings. The project was subsidized by the European Union.

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shaka adim · February 23, 2010

hate the color.. :(

thompouce · February 23, 2010

nice finishes.
I do not understand the comment "don't try to be so BIG and.."

yeah · March 15, 2010 06:15 PM

BIG = Bjarke Ingels Group - an international danish office known for its diagrams and metaphors explaining their designs :-) Hope this helps.

hj · February 23, 2010

who cares about their inspiration as long as it leads to good architecture...

andy · February 22, 2010

is that inspiation joke? but result is quite nice

ktanleysubrick · February 22, 2010

Don't try to be so BIG and will be ok;)

pero · February 22, 2010 06:29 PM

racja z tym bigiem:) niepotrzebne pajacowanie bo projekt sam sie broni.
poland rockz!

Dariusz · February 22, 2010

Nice work, but inspiration is a bit too much. Don't try to be poetic, just create something beautiful.

Marcin · February 22, 2010

dobre, cho? polskie! ;)

domel · February 22, 2010

dobre bo polskie!

Spiral Architect · February 22, 2010

The project is nice, but I don't believe in that inspiration :)

INawe · February 22, 2010 10:38 PM


inspiration is...
is lame is...


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