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BUILDING
 
 
Bałtyk Tower
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DESIGNER
 
 
MVRDV
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CONTEXT
 
Location
MVRDV, Baltyk Tower, Poznan, Poland, Polska, Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci, Akon
Relationship with the location
MVRDV, Baltyk Tower, Poznan, Poland, Polska, Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci, Akon
Importance of the building in the territory and in the city
MVRDV, Baltyk Tower, Poznan, Poland, Polska, Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci, Akon
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DESCRIPTION
 
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MVRDV, Baltyk Tower, Poznan, Poland, Polska, Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci, AkonBałtyk Tower, in the Polish city of Poznań, is located at Rondo Kaponiera, at the Eastern entrance to the historic city, a major intersection next to the central train station and the road towards the airport.

MVRDV, Baltyk Tower, Poznan, Poland, Polska, Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci, AkonThe tower’s volume follows the maximal volume and height restriction of the site. This leads to a shape resulting in a totally different contour when approached from different sides. Towards the south a slope of cascading patios offer outside spaces to the users of the building.

Bałtyk appears totally different depending on what side it is approached from. A linear building with a concrete, entirely glass-fronted façade and clearly exposed aggregate grain, sets it apart from its surroundings and is an example of a balanced combination of "old" and "new" architecture in the context of the neighbouring historic building of Concordia Design and the Haven.

Occupying 16 storeys with an irregular arrangement, and towering over the city centre of Poznań, the building changes its shape depending on the viewing angle. This 25,000m2 building is divided into 12,000m2 office space, 750m2 panorama restaurant with a one room hotel, 1350m2 retail in the plinth of the building and three levels of underground parking. The flexible office space is limited to a depth of seven metres allowing daylight to generously penetrate the workspaces. Bałtyk is also a multifunctional building with innovative interior solutions, and scenic terraces offering panoramic views all across the city. In addition to business-oriented functions, the building will house catering establishments, a fitness club, and an intimate jazz club on the 16th floor. Its close proximity to the reopened Concordia Taste restaurant and Haven square creates social functions that encourage meeting and integrating different communities.

The façade is floor-to-ceiling glass with vertical louvres of glass fibre concrete softening the impact of the sun without losing the vistas over the city and zoo.

Bałtyk Tower is the first building by MVRDV in Poland.
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MVRDV, Baltyk Tower, Poznan, Poland, Polska, Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci, Akon
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MATERIALS
 
concrete, glass
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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
MVRDV, Baltyk Tower, Poznan, Poland, Polska, Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci, AkonThe façade is floor-to-ceiling glass with vertical louvers of glass fibre concrete softening the impact of the sun without losing the vista over the city and zoo.

The flexible office space is limited to a depth of seven metres allowing daylight to generously penetrate the work spaces.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Poland [Polska]
Province
Greater Poland [Województwo wielkopolskie]
Metropolitan borough
Poznań
Town
Poznań
Address
Rondo Kaponiera
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Commercial buildings
Shops
Restaurants
Buildings for travel and tourism
Hotels
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ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for health and well-being
Wellness centre
Buildings for recreational activities
Buildings for other recreational activities
Transport buildings and structures
Garages, car parking, etc.
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Panoramic structures, belvederes
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2011 - 2012    
Realisation
2012 - 2017
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CLIENT
 
 
Garvest & Vox Group
Sophia Sp. z.o.o
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
total sq.m. 25,000

office spaces sq.m. 12,000
panorama restaurant sq.m. 750
retail in the plinth sq.m. 1,350
Floors
18 levels above ground
3 levels underground (parking)
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Buro Happold
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STAFF
 
Project
MVRDV
Associate designers
Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci
Facades
Akon S.C.
Mechanical engineer
Termostudio S.C.
Botanical consultant
Grupa Krajobrazowa
Consultant for energy and environment
Buro Happold
Design team
MVRDV
Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
Fokke Moerel, Roy Sieljes, Anton Wubben, Jaap Baselmans, Doris Goldstein, Maciej Grelewicz, Brygida Zawadzka, Irena Nowack

Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci
Karol Olechnicki, Paweł Natkaniec

Akon S.C.
Olgierd Rutnicki, Katarzyna Starzecka

Termostudio S.C.
Nikodem Frąckowiak, Rafał Pawłowski, Marek Maciejewski, Bartosz Rurek, Marek Skrocki, Dawid Nowak

Grupa Krajobrazowa
Monika Łucarz
Collaborators
Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci
Anna Piętocha, Karol Zdanuczyk, Maciej Faber, Michał Zbytniewski

Akon S.C.
Michał Ejsmont, Joanna Hoffmann, Piotr Kasperski, Kamila Pierunek, Łukasz Woźniak
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Ossip van Duivenbode
Drawings © MVRDV
Text edited by MVRDV
Courtesy of MVRDV

MVRDV, Baltyk Tower, Poznan, Poland, Polska, Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci, Akon



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