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Regionalne Centrum Krwiodawstwa i Krwiolecznictwa
Raciborz Regional Blood Center
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DESIGNER
 
 
FAAB Architektura
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DESCRIPTION
 
Location
The building’s location is supervised by the Provincial Heritage Monuments Protection Office.
Investment
FAAB Architektura Raciborz Regional Blood Center PolandInvestment divided into three phases, including (1) construction of the new Regional Blood Center building, (2) shelter for the mobile blood center [bus] and (3) the first in Poland specialized Center for Blood Cancer Diagnost ics to be located wit hin the existing building. At the moment, the first phase has been completed.

FAAB Architektura Raciborz Regional Blood Center PolandThe first phase building houses modern cool rooms and storages, blood collecting unit, a complex of advanced medical laboratories and blood radiation laboratory, offices and conference center. Within the building blood is being collected, tested, processed to divide into blood elements and purified with the technology based on radioactive materials.
Elevation & Color
FAAB Architektura Raciborz Regional Blood Center PolandThe building elevation is finished with ceramics, including small ceramic tiles on the ground level and glazed ceramic panels on the upper floor levels. The upper levels consist of more than 2000 ceramic elements. Among them 50x100cm flat panels, vertical blinds and (for the first time in Poland) curved panels of 145 cm and 195 cm radius. Three different shades of red were implemented to create irregularity on the surface of the all four elevations. These shades symbolize the variation of color in blood. The color of blood, oxygenated in the lungs and flowing in the arteries, is bright red, while blood flowing in the veins, containing carbon dioxide, is dark red.

FAAB Architektura Raciborz Regional Blood Center PolandCeramic pipes (TERRART®-BAGUETTE), placed at the uppermost level, protect the conference room from overheating as well as hide complicated and massive technological systems located at the roof level. These ceramic pipes add detail and make the enclosure lighter in its appearance.

The color scheme, the irregularity of the elevation leitmotif and the panel’s glossiness represent the richness of blood, often decribed as the gift of life. The geometry is inspired by the function of the blood center, the clash of biology with technology. Rounded elements represent biology, straight represent technology.

The intentional vivid color scheme of the elevation, making the building visually suprising to the public, calls attention to the idea of the blood donation. Application of the glazed panels is inspired by the local Silesian building tradition, which is present in the historical building facades with the glazed bricks.
Interior
FAAB Architektura Raciborz Regional Blood Center PolandThe interior design is based on the colors used in the context of the facade. The stairwell placed in the building’s center, lit with the aid of natural sunlight, is finished with red ceramic tiles along the corridor. Red color is present on floors and walls as an accent.

Most rooms are lit by two belts of windows. The lower window belt illuminates laboratory worktops placed along the outer walls while the upper belt, just below the ceiling, allows the infiltrat ion of natural light to the remotest parts of the rooms. Thanks to glazed internal walls, the corridors are also lit with natural sunlight.
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FAAB Architektura Raciborz Regional Blood Center Poland
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FAAB Architektura Raciborz Regional Blood Center PolandThe building is designed to hold:

- blood donor center including donor hall
- center for blood screening/processing
- hematogenic manufacturing
- analytical laboratory
- microbiology laboratory
- molecular biology laboratory
- administrative offices
- conference rooms
- individual apartments for guests
- underground parking
- specialized blood bank
- plasma repository
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Poland [Polska]
Province
Silesia [Województwo śląskie]
District
Racibórz
Town
Racibórz
Address
ul. Sienkiewicza 3
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
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Research buildings and centers
Research buildings
Workshops
Buildings for health and well-being
Hospitals and nursing homes
Health service centres
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Buildings for cultural activities
Conference halls
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Transport buildings and structures
Garages, car parking, etc.
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2007 - 2010     project winner of competition
Realisation
2008 - 2013
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AMOUNT
 
 
PLN 24.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
net sq.m.. 2,771.80
total sq.m. 3,313.20
site sq.m. 2,238.00
Volume
m³ 11,800.53
Capacity
parking 17 spaces
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Kappa-Projekt
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STAFF
 
Project architect
Adam Białobrzeski, Adam Figurski, Maria Messina
Collaborators
Weronika Libiszowska, Emilia Rusińska
Contractor
Skobud Sp. z o.o.
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos: Bartlomiej Senkowski © FAAB Architektura
Drawings © FAAB Architektura
Text edited by FAAB Architektura
Courtesy of FAAB Architektura |v2com

FAAB Architektura Raciborz Regional Blood Center Poland



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