A complex of residential and commercial buildings is situated in Cracow’s central district, within an area marked by Rzeźnicza, Masarska, Gęsia and Kotlarska streets. The reference points of the designed urban layout, were the buildings nearby - creating the street frontages along the streets and a system of partly open quarters with semi-private yards. In this context a continuous line of construction with an exterior ”full” façade and an “open” elevation with balconies and large-size glazing on the inside was designed. The construction line is “undulating” to create interior courtyards and a system similar to a quarter development. Courtyards created by “open” elevations are larger and filled with greenery. Those created by ”full” elevations create interior streets for pedestrian movement within the planning system. An irregular, slightly undulating layout of “full” elevations is aimed to provide some diversification to a generally severe expression and some individuality to repetitive elements. The entire system is crossed by a green, wide precinct leading to the intersection of Gęsia and Masarska Streets within the plot.
Construction: building A – 2011, building B – 2013, buildings C, D, E – in progress