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CKK Jordanki / Fernando Menis

  • 03:00 - 17 February, 2016
CKK Jordanki / Fernando Menis
CKK Jordanki / Fernando Menis, © Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

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  • Collaborators Architects

    Karolina Mysiak, Jaume Cassanyer, Javier Espílez
  • Structure

    José Antonio Franco (Martínez Segovia y asociados)
  • Stage Equipment

    José Luis Tamayo
  • Acoustics

    Pedro Cerdá
  • Team

    Jacek Lenart (STUDIO A4 Spółka Projektowa z o.o.)
  • Architect Director

    Tomasz Pulajew (FORT POLSKA Sp. z o.o. )
  • Electricity

    ELSECO Sp. z o.o.
  • Facilities

    Iskierski Mariusz. Biuro Inżynierskie
  • Urbanism

    Pracownia Architektury i Urbanistyki SEMI
© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

From the architect. The plot is located in a green ring around the historic city center. The building occupies half of the plot, the other half being used as a park. The lowest possible height was kept to avoid blocking the view to the river and to achieve integrate the building in the neighborhood and the natural environment. The visual effect achieved is that of a natural object, a rock.

© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

The exterior is made of pale concrete. The cuts in the concrete shell let you glimpse the red lining of the hollows. The contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional brick is a reference to the façades of this city, an UNESCO heritage.

© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

While the outer skin of the concert hall remains rigid, inside the building behaves like a fluid. The program is characterized by great flexibility to the extent that a building, which, according to the brief, was meant to be only a concert hall, ended up being a space for all kinds of concerts and events within the same budget.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The auditorium can be easily adapted to different audiences, it may increase or decrease its capacity like a sponge. Thanks to its mobile roof, it can be adjusted to effectively absorb all kinds of performances from symphonic music, chamber music, to theater, opera and film.

Finally, the concert hall can be opened outwards, allowing unite the interior and exterior space to accommodate outdoor performances or other large events.

© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

Moving through the building is fluid and intuitive, you could say that the building behaves like a door as it allows users to pass through it and reach the plaza, which becomes the heart of the building.

Section 2
Section 2
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Section 4

The picado (chooping) is all over. It is an innovative technique, based on an original idea by Fernando Menis, consisting of mixing concrete with other materials and break i aftrwards.

© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

In addition to achieving a strong expression, the picado helps achieving excellent acoustics. The first time Menis used the picado, was has for Magma Art and Congress (Tenerife, Canary Islands, 2005). This new technique has been certified by the Institute of Building Research from Spain and Poland, respectively.

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