Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center in Poland by Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański
March 15th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański
Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center is designed to be a multifunctional building and a part of targ sienny / targ rakowy complex – a new project in the very center of Gdańsk. The buildings’ main purpose is to host an exhibition of a large scale model of a pre-World War II center of the city and mark the starting point of tourist excursions around it’s streets. The design of GHHC was to be chosen in a contest for architecture students.
The idea of our proposition is to join the exhibition of the model with panoramic views over the town that open from the project location. The form of serpentine platforms allows to experience the multilevel comparison between model and actual, present- day town. Tourist information, cafeteria, souvenirs shop and public toilets are located on the ground floor, model on second floor, offices on first and top floors and exhibition gallery all along the platforms. The underground level is an easily adjustable space, which can be rearranged into different size conference rooms or a small experimental / alternative theater, according to present need. Another important feature of the project is an open courtyard, thus preserving old trees along Radunia Cannal.
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