New seven-storey office building is rising up in the city centre of Poznań in Za bramką street, completing one of the quarters of downtown buildings.
This location was the main factor in determining the form of the building. From the streets surrounding the quarter, facades of the new edifice create modern and calm composition fitting to the urban frontage. With reference to adjacent old town houses, storeys are separated by cornices. Vertical, high windows are rhythmically disposed. Big glazing allow daylight to penetrate building’s interiors despite relatively narrow and shady streets in this part of city. Each window is equipped with an opening element allowing for natural ventilation.
From the inside of the quarter, shape of the building looks completely different. Each subsequent floor is set back from the previous one, creating a recreation terraces with wooden floors and greenery. Thanks to glazed facades, visual boundary between the interior and the exterior of the building is blurred, allow the interpenetration of these zones. Apart from terraces, also building’s roof covered with grass will be a biologically active surface.
Three underground floors and a part of ground floor will be occupied by a parking space with 299 places for cars, motorcycles and bikes.
Between the newly designed office building and the existing building of Poznan Welfare Center will arise additional public space, a small square with benches and greenery.
Office building in Za Bramką street should be completed in May 2016.