2013, THE ROCK, WIELOFUNKCYJNE CENTRUM KULTURY
ORGANIZATOR: UIA – INTERNATIONAL UNION OF ARCHITECTS
LOKALIZACJA: KAROSTA, LIEPAJA, ŁOTWA
Mariusz Twardowski, Mariusz Pers, Wojciech Wokan, Agnieszka Żabicka
Main aim of the project was to create a modern and functional form that would become the characteristic point, icon of the city, the attraction for both tourists and locals.
The building is situated on a plot which is placed between residential developments. Main facade opens to the projected square. The body has been merged with the environment with the use of a uniform floor both inside and outside. This effect was underlined by the addition of floor’s geometric stripes that give to the assumption dynamics and individual character.
Movement of pedestrians and cars were limited by dividing the space of the square in two parts. They are creating the cohesive whole with the use of stripes of the floor which are stretching out by the entire length of the square. The space only for pedestrians is allocated from the street and designed parking with the use of lowered fountains. They were cut by floor stripes. To compose the building with surroundings and to give them the uniform character, four additional squares were designed. They are located between residential buildings. The green area and fountains on these squares was also developed. They are established in the shape to the designed building.
Multipurpose cultural centre has been formed by four smaller segments. Together, they are creating a rectangular form with a square plan. Detached from the geometric grip, interior walls invite visitors inside.
Facades of the building are composed of triangular panels which reflect environment. Project gaining depths thanks to glass hollows which contain entrances.
The designed object is aimed at a join a few different function into the one solid form. On the ground floor were designed exhibition hall, tourist information centre and restaurant. In order to facilitate the communication in the building there were designed four main entries and two additional. Space for the conference rooms was allocated on the first floor. One big, contains 250 persons and two smaller for 50 persons. Open space for the library with places to work were designed on the last level. Rooms for quiet reading and studying were allocated on this floor. There is also open area which can contain cafe bar.