Designed by UGO Architecture, their ‘Culture Island’ project is a model of a public library meant for small towns up to 15,000 inhabitants. The starting point for creating their concept was the research carried out in 2010 by the Office for Readership Research of the National Library and the Public Opinion Research Centre TNS OBOP. The research shows that 56% of Poles did not read a single book during the year. Thus, they started to think about how to make the citizens and the authorities of the municipality (the latter will finance the project) interested in the idea of model public libraries in spite of the poor readership. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Toya Design
Location: Poznan, Poland
Design Team: Tomasz Wojtkowiak, Justyna Kielczewska-Stawicka, Anna Sędecka
Collaborators: Jacek Wojciech, Tomasz Migdałek, Jarosław Wyszyński, Magda Dzioba, Alicja Ryczkowska
Area: 5,161.82 sqm
Photographs: Maciej Augustyniak & Juliusz Jarosz
Completed just last month, the Clae Pop-up Shop, designed by mode:lina architekci, is a shop for Clae footwear. Located at the Galeria Malta in Poznań, Poland, their challenge was to maximize the shopping experience using the lowest budget possible due to the shop’s temporality. To create this space, they picked worn out euro pallets used during KontenerART 2012. More images of the project can be viewed after the break.
Located at the Poznań Plaza mall in Poland, mode:lina architekci accepted a challenge to create a temporary store for Swedish watch brand TRIWA. Their goals included using renewable materials, low cost, speed of constructing, and most importantly, to further increase global brand awareness. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Pracownia Architektoniczna Poznań Projekt, in collaboration with mode:lina Architekci, shared with us their design for the main entrance to the Voivodeship Police Headquarters in Poznań, Poland. The building, which is part of a historic urban structure, aims to adjust the entrance for disabled users as well as set a new standard for Police interiors. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Toya Design
Location: Ostrów Tumski, Poznań, Poland
Architect In Charge: Tomasz Wojtkowiak
Design Team: Jarosław Wyszyński, Anna Sędecka, Ewa Ćwiklińska, Tomasz Migdałek, Tomasz Wojtkowiak
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Anna Sędecka
Located in the city of Poznań, this 25.000 m² office building will be MVRDV’s first project in Poland. Sculpted by the restrictions of the site, the glass tower’s figure completely changes shape depending on the direction it is being viewed. Besides the large amount of office space, Baltyk Tower will feature retail space, a panorama restaurant and a proposed one room hotel. Completion is scheduled for 2014.
Continue after the break for the architects’ description.
The inspirations for the design and character of the SiloCenter building, by Neostudio Architekci + BPT Jedlinski, were open minds and the creation of new challenges for people who are looking for an active lifestyle. The design dynamics underline a positive attitude to change, which will stimulate a positive body and mind culture, which is realized in the building. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Toya Design was awarded first prize for their design of an Archaeological Reserve in Poland. The form and function of the building were determined by parameters of founded archaeological substance and historical, architectural and natural context in Ostrow Tumski in Poznan, Poland. In this way, the building aims to accurately complete the existing backdrop of the area.
More about the winning project and more images after the break.