ARCHI+ AWARD 2017 IN THE CATEGORY "BEST PUBLIC BUILDING COMPLETED IN THE SWIETOKRZYSKIE VOIVODESHIP".
Adaptation of a former warehouse into an office building with shops and a restaurant. The building was adapted to meet modern technical and functional requirements while maintaining the authentic character of the architecture and interiors. The building received the standard of technical equipment as for a B+ class office building, including backup power supply, BMS system, structured cabling, VRF system.
The concept of reconstruction consists of compiling original equipment with modern materials and technological details. Original brick cladding has been partially exposed behind a glass wall. Windows have been enlarged. The southern glazing is protected from overheating. The superstructure has been covered with a cor-ten coating.
The building of the former wholesale company has not been covered by any form of conservation protection, and therefore it required compliance with applicable regulations, including thermal requirements. Elevations have undergone thermal modernization. Fragments of original brick walls have been exposed behind a glass facades. The space under the canopy of the ramp has been glazed and incorporated into the building. Relics of the old equipment, including reinforced concrete spirals for vertical cargo transport, sliding doors for warehouses and steel doors for freight lifts have been preserved. Internal installations were run under characteristic ribbed ceiling structures of reinforced concrete without suspended ceilings. Existing stair railings have been raised and supplemented with steel cords according to modern requirements. The reception in the lobby was designed using mesh partitions of the old building.
The VRF system has been used for energy-efficient air conditioning. Facilities for cyclists - including bicycle parking, locker rooms and changing rooms - are provided. The floor on the entrance square has been composed of cobblestones from the driveway to the old building. Interior design interventions are minimized. As far as possible, retention of old equipment has been attempted, modifying them to adapt to the present requirements, thereby reducing the consumption of raw materials and energy.