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KAMJZ and Kurylowicz Designs Polish Office Building

KAMJZ and Kurylowicz Designs Polish Office Building
KAMJZ and Kurylowicz Designs Polish Office Building, Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates
Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates

Warsaw-based firms KAMJZ and Kurylowicz & Associates have shared their proposal for an office building in Poland, as part of the Gdańsk Central Business District Development Strategy. Centrally located at the interchange of several arterial roads and public transit routes, the complex will house a mixed-use program combining office spaces with retail, leisure, sport, and civic functions.

Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

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Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates
Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates

Taking the form of the letter "H', the development will sit atop a rectangular podium containing four levels of parking which will service the office spaces above. Occupants will enter the building at the intersection of two adjacent major roads, following the traversal of an outdoor plaza equipped with seats and fountains.

Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates
Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates

By connecting the building to existing heavy-traffic circulation routes, KAMJZ and Kurylowicz & Associates are able to create a building whose function doubles as an office and civic space. Catering for office workers, pedestrians, and students from the nearby university campus, the building's street level will offer general access stores, service points, and eateries. A bistro on the fourteenth floor will open onto to an observation deck, allowing views of the surrounding city.

Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates
Courtesy of KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates

Each of the building's ten office floors will have an average area of 2500-square-meters, and accommodate multiple tenants. The distinctive "H" shaped floor plan assumes what the architects describe as "the most functional layout with one core for vertical communication". The focus on efficiency is extended to the building's sustainable design components, which include solar panels, green roofs, water recycling facilities, and reflective cladding materials. The building's facade, comprised of vertical metal profiles in varying grades and thicknesses, provides shading for the copious glazing, and doubles as an acoustic barrier against nearby railway and street noise.

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  • Architects

    KAMJZ Architects, Kurylowicz & Associates
  • Location

    Gdańsk, Poland
  • Architect

    KAMJZ + Kuryłowicz & Associates
  • Project Leaders

    Maciej Jakub Zawadzki, Marcin Goncikowski
  • Partners In Charge

    Prof.Ewa Kuryłowicz, Maciej Jakub Zawadzki, Marek Kuryłowicz
  • KAMJZ Team

    Maciej Jakub Zawadzki, Łukasz Wenclewski, Michał Polak, Bogusz Ostalski, Janusz Mączewski, Artur Zakrzewski
  • Kuryłowicz & Associates Team

    Marcin Goncikowski, Paulina Gutkowska, Tomasz Laskowski
  • Area

    29215.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

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Cite: Patricia Arcilla. "KAMJZ and Kurylowicz Designs Polish Office Building" 22 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/612000/kamjz-kurylowicz-win-competition-for-polish-office-building/> ISSN 0719-8884
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