adam wiercinski revitalizes water tower 2.0 in wronki poland
 
adam wiercinski revitalizes water tower 2.0 in wronki poland adam wiercinski revitalizes water tower 2.0 in wronki poland
oct 11, 2013

adam wiercinski revitalizes water tower 2.0 in wronki poland

adam wiercinski revitalizes water tower 2.0 in wronki poland
all images courtesy of adam wiercinski

 

 

 

 

originally part of a local prison complex, the historic water tower in wronki, poland is revitalized in polish architect adam wiercinski‘s proposal ‘tower 2.0’. the design reinstates the primary function of the neo-gothic monument as a water reservoir. a tank that collects rainwater is located at the top, while still keeping the original outline of the tower intact. the prison-style character remains visible, even though the surface area is increased from 190m² to 800m². this creates space for new functions, without interfering with the old part of the building. an exterior frame around the existing structure is supported by independent columns with prefabricated volumes attached that project outwards. these boxes are flexible, and can perform different functions – they are easily assembled depending on the required density, changing the overall compositional arrangement. the first level is appropriately titled ‘cells of the world’ and consists of individual modules with installations showing the world’s most famous prison cells, such as cebu and alcatraz. positioned above these museum spaces are boxes available for rent, a hotel and also a bar that offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, including the prison complex.

 

 


diagram

 

 


boxes

 

tower 2.0

 


interior perspective of tower 2.0

 

 


elevations

 

 


section

 

 


function

 

 


site plan

 

 

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