Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, University of

Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, University of

Architect
METEOR ARCHITECTS Anna Pszonak
Location
Bialystok, Poland | View Map
Project Year
2009
Category
Auditoriums

Universities

Theaters

Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, University of Bialystok

METEOR ARCHITECTS Anna Pszonak as Architects

Designers’ intention was to create an educational architecture not only in the aspect of functional solutions, but also esthetic ones, especially crucial to the environment in which the personality of studying youth is formed.


OUTSIDE Modern and strong in its expression architectural form creates an accent at the corner of the street. It presents at the same time a feature shared by every collegiate building – an order and a discipline in solid’s shaping and elevation distribution. Through the rhythm of sections it refers to the most important context - Zwierzyniecki Forrest. Soft curve of the front elevation wall highlights the main entrance. Horizontal cuts correspond to the internal layout of the rooms and determine an accent at the corner of the building. The most suitable material that naturally could be formed in such a way is copper. Other elevations in relation to the neighboring buildings have been finished with gray concrete bricks.


INSIDE The internal structure of the building is based on the longitudinal axis of communication underlined by long cuts in the ceiling and skylight in the roof. The most important element of the functional programme is a scene with fully equipped theater and two auditoriums with 300 and 150 seats. Acoustic ceiling screens have been made of perforated copper sheet and copper grid with reference to the front elevation. Soundproof mobile walls enable any division of this space. After removal of all mobile walls a centrally located stage is connected with two audiences for a total of 450 seats. There is also a possibility to separate stage room itself and link it to the entrance hall. In this configuration, the scene serves as an exhibition space and in the same time auditoriums function as lecture halls. Other facilities include: theater, music and plastic arts rooms, lecture halls and cafeteria.

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct name
Facades, RoofsNordic Copper from Aurubis Finland
ManufacturersReynaers Aluminium
Acoustic CeilingsOWA
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Acoustic Ceilings
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