bright interiors and movable street furniture complete poznań city hall refurb

bright interiors and movable street furniture complete poznań city hall refurb

atelier starzak strebicki has completed its six year long project to revitalize poznań city hall in the historical center of poznań, poland. the renovation was undertaken in several stages, the first of which began in 2015 with the transformation of the inner courtyard. once a parking lot, the polish architecture studio turned the space into a meeting place with the introduction of movable street furniture. the following stages included the reconstruction of historic building ‘C’, which faces the courtyard, and the renovation of the city office for urban planning, architecture, and monument conservation.

atelier starzak strebicki completes poznań city hall refurb in poland designboom

visitor center

images by danil daneliuk

 

 

atelier starzak strebicki‘s intervention seeks to reveal the hidden potential of historic building ‘C’ while giving it a second life. to achieve this balance between old and new, the team selected materials that correspond to the historical past and character of the original architecture.

atelier starzak strebicki completes poznań city hall refurb in poland designboom

visitor center

 

 

the first floor is finished with brick tiles in the corridor and common areas and stoneware tiles in the bathrooms while the second floor features oak flooring. oak veneer furniture has been built into both levels, providing a warm contrast against the white walls. the most important historical elements have been retained and enhanced, with only alterations to the functional layout of the building having been made.

atelier starzak strebicki completes poznań city hall refurb in poland designboom

visitor center

 

 

with this project, the architects also sought to make the area of poznań city hall more inclusive and accessible for tourists and locals alike. the transformed courtyard can accommodate a variety of activities while the small, compartmentalized rooms of building ‘C’ are now a network of open, bright, and flexible spaces that ensure comfort to all users.

atelier starzak strebicki completes poznań city hall refurb in poland designboom

first floor curved door

atelier starzak strebicki completes poznań city hall refurb in poland designboom

poured concrete staircase

atelier starzak strebicki completes poznań city hall refurb in poland designboom

poured concrete staircase

bright interiors and movable street furniture complete poznań city hall refurb

second floor

atelier starzak strebicki completes poznań city hall refurb in poland designboom

second floor

bright interiors and movable street furniture complete poznań city hall refurb

offices

bright interiors and movable street furniture complete poznań city hall refurb

second floor

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courtyard with street furniture

bright interiors and movable street furniture complete poznań city hall refurb

exhibition system

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courtyard from above

 

 

project info:

 

name: refurbishment of a historical building near plac kolegiacki in poznan

program: conference space, tourist information, offices, public toilets

location: poznań, poland

client: city hall poznan

architecture firm: atelier starzak strebicki

team: jola starzak, dawid strębicki, bartosz bisaga, martyna karnaś, michał motyl, salvatore davide la manna, luis gómez soriano

area: 505 sqm (5,435.77 sqft)

year: 2017 – 2020

status: complete

photography: danil daneliuk | @d.daneliuk

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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