gottesman-szmelcman completes amorphic OVO mixed-use compex in poland

gottesman-szmelcman completes amorphic OVO mixed-use compex in poland


described as ‘blob-like’, this new mixed-used building designed by gottesman-szmelcman architecture is wroclaw’s newest structure combining residential, commercial, hospitality and retail spaces.

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the amorphic design that was envisioned required alternative building techniques in order to be fully realized. after considering various options, gottesman-szmelcman architecture chose to clad the building in corian panels. the particular form of the building is a result of the traditional urban guidelines of the city of wroclaw and the desire to envelop the diverse set of spatial requirements within a unified skin.

the structure combines residential, commercial, hospitality and retail spaces in the heart of poland’s fourth largest city




the OVO wroclaw’ establishes a new vision of urban living within the polish city. the scheme wraps around two courtyards and combines 180 luxury residences, a five-star doubletree by hilton, corporate offices with high-end retail spaces, all within a rounded exterior that seamlessly blends the curved lines of the building with a minimalism that typifies the interior spaces

one of the inner courtyard spaces




‘designing the OVO was a group undertaking, a process of research that required several members of the practice to contribute from their accumulated experience, technical skills and emotional and intellectual sensibility. to varying degrees, ovo wroclaw is a sculpture, an expression of culture, a manifestation of optimism, a functional and efficient building, a social and cultural generator; a ‘miniature city.’asaf gottesman, head architect

 a five-star doubletree by hilton

the hilton includes 189 rooms and suites

The envelope is clad in corian panels

the juxtaposing between old and new

 the 5,000-square-meter retail space will feature a massive inner-green courtyard that will host cultural events
throughout the year






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