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Kontenerart 19 Cultural & Recreational Space / wiercinski-studio

Curated by Paula Pintos
PUBLIC SPACE, TEMPORARY INSTALLATIONS • POZNAN, POLAND
Architects : wiercinski-studio
Year : 2019
Photographs : Przemyslaw Turlej
Manufacturers : AutoDesk, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Trimble Navigation
Lead Architects : Adam Wiercinski
Design Team : Adam Wiercinski
Clients : Kontenerart
Landscape : Zuza Hybiak
City : Poznan
Country : Poland

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Location. Kontenerart is a leisure and cultural public area within the heart of Poznan situated close to the Warta River. The idea is ready between the world of the historic Outdated Gasworks and the favored “Wartostrada” bicycle path. It is without doubt one of the hottest summer time locations for lively recreation within the metropolis.

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Assumption, perform. Kontenerart is an initiative that initiated the revitalization of riverside areas in Poznan. In 2019, a brand new mission was created that outlined a brand new high quality. The principle assumption was to make use of recycled delivery containers to make sure the opportunity of fast development and demolition utilizing cell recycling supplies. For this goal, 23 containers have been used, by which there are successive: a gathering room and a gallery, music and workshop studio, meals retailers, an workplace, warehouses, and bathrooms.

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Between the warehouses, there’s a stage the place concert events and inventive occasions happen. The realm is closed with picket containers with seats and shading materials. The type of the entire was organized in such a means as to create a protected inner area subsequent to a busy bicycle highway, which is the primary benefit for company with youngsters. A big tree grows within the heart of the area, which supplies the anticipated shade through the day. Therefore, an island was created round it product of picket platforms with seats and tables. The roofs of a number of the containers are designed for a 300 m2 picket terrace overlooking the river, the cathedral, and the japanese a part of the town. The steps resulting in the terrace have been designed as a stand dealing with the stage.

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Colours, graphics. The colours of the containers have been unified to pure white. This process calms the numerous types of growth and creates a impartial, contemporary object within the metropolis’s panorama. Moreover, the brilliant shade has a optimistic impact on lowering the overheating of the inside of steel partitions. The principle entrance is a “gate” with a dominant peak, clearly seen from the seaside and the bicycle path. These planes have been used to color black kinds and shapes, that are an enlarged and cropped fragment of the “KONTE” inscription by Kontenerart. On the south aspect, the place the second entrance is situated and the world is narrower and extra intimate, the association of picket kinds coated with greenery is uncovered.

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Recycling, modularity. Kontenerart has already grow to be an inseparable factor of the town’s panorama, however it’s nonetheless a brief area product of recycled delivery containers. All different parts, similar to terrace modules, paths within the space enabling folks to maneuver on a wheelchair or balustrades, have been designed in sure common dimensions in order that they are often reused in a distinct structure or in one other place.