TEAM: Mikołaj Zajda
LEADER: mgr inż. arch. Piotr Bartosik
SEMESTER: V, year 2014/2015
LOCATION: Żydowska/Stawna street, Poznan, Poland
Site at the corner of Żydowska and Stawna streets is an ending of the Old Market Square and a final axis coming from it. The building area around mostly consists of old, neglected tenement houses which surround the site. It gives an inspiration to the idea of connecting the new form with neighboring buildings. The designed building performs the function of a “seal” in the existing area. A slightly decontsructivism form comes from the will of high emphasizing the corner, simultaneously exposing the significance of the field. The concept of the form came alongside the idea of using a uniform material on the whole building, that fluently goes from the facade to the roof.
The apartments in the building have been designed for the most demanding customers, which require and value spatiality and comfort. Thanks to the shadow analysis the apartments have perfect sunlight to daily rooms, as well as staircases. What makes it more attractive, is the great connection to the city center and the similar distance to almost every place in Poznan.
In conclusion, the object connects dynamic expressiveness of broken lines, slides and roofs with functional apartments. It is hard to judge whether the form truly comes from reasonable thoughts of designing the most comfortable spaces, or is the result of searching for the desirable dynamics and expression.