The designed complex of buildings refers in its character to Gdynia's tradition of the "white city" - it is supposed to give an impression of a light and maritime character, and at the same time, in an orderly and elegant way, build an extension of the centre of Gdynia.
According to the competition guidelines, the entire development was divided into two separate complexes: office and residential. Both parts are connected by a residential street with services located on the first floor of the residential part and a roofed green patio between the office buildings.
The office complex, consisting of two connected buildings, was planned as a 20-height "base" and two equal-height (55m) dominants, between which a garden rich in terraces and recreational functions was designed. The space between the buildings located on the west side is designed as a green area, enriched with water and numerous seats and closed with a semi-open structure. Thanks to that, the patio area will obtain a friendly microclimate, which will also have a positive impact on the air quality in the building.
The office buildings were designed with emphasis on horizontal divisions (white, thickened inter-storey strips), mainly in the window system. The principle of shaping the elevations is related to the protection of the buildings from excessive heat, thus reducing the need to cool the office space. On the southern side, a detail of a protruding cornice was planned, which contains a pot with greenery, thanks to which it shades the interior of the office and at the same time limits the unfavorable view of the shopping center roof.
The building with a height of 120 m (measured according to the Local Development Plan) was situated in the only possible place on the plot for such a height - due to shading the neighboring buildings. The entrance to the building was planned from the northern side, where a three-storey entrance hall was designed. The architectural object consists of "flat-boxes" which reflect the internal structure on the facades. The protruding frames, which at the same time act as inter-storey strips, limit the heating of the rooms and consequently reduce the need for air conditioning. On the east and west elevations, the vertical risalits are significant, while on the south elevation, the frames are extended by 1m in relation to the glazing, thanks to which the apartments will be properly protected from the sun. In the building, five two-storey apartments with glazed green gardens and a three-storey winter garden designed for all residents and serving as a viewing terrace have been designed.
The building, 55 m high, was located so as not to overshadow the other two buildings and so that as many apartments as possible have a view of the sea. On the façade, an analogous treatment was applied to the office part: from the south, protruding cornices containing pots with greenery were designed, which limit the view on the roof of the shopping center.
The building with the height of 24 m was located along Kielecka Street - it is the least favourable location for this function and therefore the height was limited in this zone. The building functions as an acoustic barrier for other buildings and the courtyard of the residential part.
The high (55 m) and the high (120 m) buildings are connected by the volume of the recreational part, which merges with the space of the inner courtyard and the nearby forest. This measure closes the semi-private space intended for residents on the side of the shopping center, which is important visually and acoustically.
A very important principle of shaping the façade is the use of two types of filling of the above described "boxes": all-glass filling with the use of a window system without loggias and terraces, and filling with the use of loggias with sliding glass partitions and some opaque shadow-box elements. The various infills can be used interchangeably, treating the building facades as a principle rather than a finite graphic drawing. This approach will allow the developer later flexibility in shaping the residential structure and controlling the costs of construction.