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  6. 2009
  7. Debowa Housing Estate / Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych

Debowa Housing Estate / Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych

  • 00:00 - 24 June, 2011
Debowa Housing Estate / Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych
Debowa Housing Estate / Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych, © S.Polański
© S.Polański

© S.Polański © S.Polański © S.Polański © S.Polański + 13

  • Architects

    Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych - Jan Pallado, Aleksander Skupin
  • Location

    Katowice, Poland
  • Area

    1074.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Debowa social housing estate is located in the west part of Katowice, in the district Dąb, near the Voivodship Park of Culture and Recreation in Chorzów. 

© S.Polański
© S.Polański

The development consists of two buildings; one residential – commercial, complementary to the west frontage of the Debowa Street and the other for residential use only, located further back within the plot.

site plan
site plan

The residential & commercial building is attached to an early 20th century corner town house and honors its building line, but also accommodates itself to the curve of Debowa Street by creating shape reversals accordingly. 

© S.Polański
© S.Polański

The building is raised on the southern side, providing a visual counterbalance to the high attic of the old corner town house. 

floor plan
floor plan

The residential building situated further back within the plot offers similar reversals as the front one, that helps to exhibit a historical villa enclosing an urban courtyard from the south.

dwelling plans
dwelling plans

The housing estate consists of 85 flats, mainly of one bedroom flats ranging from 42 to 46 sq m as well as some studio and two bedroom flats. 

elevation
elevation

Large three bedroom flats have been located in the raised part of building and it is designed for family with numerous children.

© S.Polański
© S.Polański

A limited budget determined use of simple means in shaping the urban courtyard, dominated by green car parks and formation of new buildings with colorful parts of walls and uninhibited windows - counterbalanced to the monotony of repeatable flats.

sections
sections

This composition is supplemented by floral and paper bird motifs on the front facade.

detail 01
detail 01

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Debowa Housing Estate / Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych" 24 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/145306/debowa-housing-estate-biuro-projektow-architektonicznych/> ISSN 0719-8884
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