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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Business Center in Opole, Poland by PORT

 
February 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PORT

The most valuable ideas are created not in the office desk, but far from it. They need inspiration, air and coincidence. The purpose of project was to make friendly space. Good quality of working space is one of the factors which cause that the life is well spend. If we are happy at work, then it’s effects would be better and more useful for everyone. We don’t want to use the term “free time” as that time after work as we do not agree that time spent at work is the one without freedom. We all should work with satisfaction and pleasure from what we are doing.

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

  • Architects: PORT
  • Project: Business Center
  • Location: Wroclawska street, Opole, Poland
  • Photography: S. Zajączkowski
  • Client: Foundation for the Development of Silesia and the Local Initiative Support
  • General contractor: Adamietz
  • Concrete structure: Baumar
  • Building area: 1225,6 sqm
  • Plot area: 5019,0 sqm
  • Year: 2015

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Difference of levels up to 4 m, heavy trafiic road nearby, parking lot of the biggest shopping mall in the city, cementary on the next parcel and very strict function demands are all factors which have influenced the project.

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Placement on the terrain and form of the building correspond with. Building of Bussines Center is located perpendiculary to the Wrocławska Street to make an acoustic barrier. It opens visually to the inner, uplifted garden crowned with trees from the West and to the city center from the East. In that way sun from the south, unfavorable for the office function, was limited and by the shape of windows, cut from the North more of the natural, scattered light is obtained. It is also more energy efficent.

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Whiteness of the facade highlights light and shadows in the window niches. With the sun moving one can observe them to dissapear or to sharpen.

Ability to expand the building was one of inwestor’s demands, what could be done by add. In that case both, simmilar parts will create an inner courtyard.

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Building

Storey 1 – entrance hall. Storey 2 – conference center. Storeys 3 i 4 – business center, office space.

Location of the hall allows to use the topography for an easy and comfortable entrance. Open space above the hall, reaching 3 storeys of height connects different functions on each level. Hang above the ground level combination of  void and solid creates an atmosphere of the entrance, introduce light and air, build the rank of the place.

Conference level is created by the spacious foyer with 3 rooms of different size. One for over 50 people and two smaller ones. Foyer opens and gives the opportunity to enter the garden with recreation.

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Office levels apart from regular rooms, have extra functions like meeting rooms, consulting spaces and recreation areas on the West side. They can be used for meetings, resting and short unformal reunions. Recreation functions, meeting rooms are opening to the garden and trees. Offices are located withe the view to the city. Big windows are there to let the light, air in and enlarge optically the space.

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Interior

Building was functionally divided into two sides – formal with working places and less formal, more for creative actions. To relax and regain the strength. Those functions are located form the side of garden, all for optimalize working time and raise effectiveness.

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Interior combines precision and accuracy white walls with the harshness of concrete.  It allows to know and understand the structure of the building. It creates also two zones – working and technical one. In recreation parts, bright colors like yellow and orange bring live and give energy to the interior. Wievs to the garden complete the compostition.  Building is not overload with colours by purpose. It is to avoid the cacophony of colours  and ornaments. To many factors are not comfortable for work. It was our aim to create the building which wouldn’t be another visual noise for it’s users, which is very common in urban areas.

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

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Terrain

Garden of two different characters, lifted over first level is the complement of the foyer of the conference part. This elevation creates the isolation from the busy street.
Garden is shaped in a similar way as interior.  One can find there spaces which can inspire, formal ones, wild and for recreation. There are trees, fruit bushes and high grasses all to  bring more natural envoirenment into the city center and to create user-friendly space.  In this case it’s also a  buffer between the building and the road.

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Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

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Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

Image Courtesy © S. Zajączkowski

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