titleKONCEPCJA URBANISTYCZNO-ARCHITEKTONICZNA WSCHODNIEJ CZĘŚCI WYSPY POMORSKIEJ WE WROCŁAWIU statusCOMPETITION 2012 locationWYSPA POMORSKA, WROCŁAW, POLAND teamMARCIN GARBACKI, KAROLINA TUNAJEK, MACIEJ SUTUŁA, ZUZANNA BUJACZ
The island serves as a public garden full of plantings intended to provide recreation for the citizens of Wrocław. It is accessible via a gentle descent from the Pomorski Bridge, which is lined with trees. The new building is located in the central part of the island.
The clearance on the ground floor connects the foreground of the building with the hidden part of the island. All the entrances are situated within the clearance. All commercial units located on the ground floor come with terraces overlooking both sides of the island. Parking space is provided outside of the island. Only pedestrian and bicycle traffic is allowed.
New building is located within the built up line, leaving out some space. However, the proposed 9 floors exceed the suggested height in the local plan for spatial development.
The Mathematical Tower of the University of Wroclaw served as a reference point for the form of the building. Both in plan and in height, the new building resembles said tower.
Alternately arranged loggias determine the rhythm of the facades. The body of the building rests on two legs. Representative character of the building is reflected in the treatment of the elevations. Semi-transparent perforated skin discreetly hides the rhythm of the windows and opens up only for the loggias.
Beautiful view of the city is one of the advantages that come with the location. All apartments were provided with a two-storey loggia overlooking the river.
Relatively small footprint calls for a rational, economical layout. However, due to its extraordinary location, the building is not planned out in standardized manner. A basic module consists of a two-storey, two bedroom apartment with open space on the lower floor, and bedrooms on the higher floor.
Apartments on the highest floor have access to the green rooftop.