MVRDV: baltyk tower
MVRDV: baltyk tower MVRDV: baltyk tower
jun 18, 2012

MVRDV: baltyk tower

‘baltyk tower’ by MVRDV in poznań, poland all images courtesy of MVRDV

dutch firm MVRDV with investment corporation sophia Sp. z.o.o. have envision the ‘baltyk tower’, located in poznań situated at the rondo kaponiera next to the central train station and road towards the airport at the eastern entrance of the historic polish city.

the structure will be divided into 12.000 m2 of office space – a 750 m2 panorama restaurant most likely featuring a one room hotel; with 1350 m2 of retail space in the base of the building in addition to three levels of underground parking.

maximizing the volume and height restrictions of the site, when approached from different sides, the tower exhibits varying contours: towards the south a slope of cascading patios will offer outside spaces to the users of the building; the façade is enveloped in floor-to-ceiling glass with vertical louvers of glass fibre concrete which soften the sun’s impact while still maintaining open vista’s over the city and neighbouring zoo. the flexible office space will have a limited depth of seven metres, allowing daylight to generously penetrate into the work spaces.

‘baltyk tower’ is MVRDV’s first building in poland with completion scheduled for 2014.

when approaching the volume from different sides one notices the varying contours of its form

street view

contextual view

project info:

project architect: MVRDV co-architects: ultra architects investment corporation: sophia Sp. z.o.o., a joint venture of garvest and vox group structural engineer: buro happold MEP

  • this building is definitely highly egocentric. obviously the interest of architects in context has been limited and as a result the area can get even more chaotic

    mrcl says:
  • Absolutely beautiful! Love this kind of modern architecture 🙂

    zenon says:
  • stunning

    exquisitely contextual

    dbkii says:
  • Another senseless piece of construction, void of any meaning as its notched corner… can\’t you see how wrong it is? The rendered views quantity will never counterbalance the inept quality of its aesthetics… Poor piece of nowhere-building, trown by unsensitive \”architects\” on stranger soil, just like many others, lost and abandoned in a global world, will you ever find your place?

    Bruno de Paris says:
  • In his grave, Staline smiles…

    iBouc says:
  • Koncept dobry z zamaskowaniem istniejącego okropnego Sheratona, lecz proporcje bryły w widokach od strony ul. św Marcin są zbyt toporne, z małym wcięciem w połowie spadku byłby rewelacyjny.

    mario says:

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