Architecture for well-being — Marina Gliwice — Tourism and Water Education Center
Category: Public building
Name of University/College: Silesian University of Technology
Year of graduation: 2020
Facing a great diversity of the programmatic requirements of Marina in Gliwice, which include a wide variety of functions of the building complex, it became a real challenge to define its identity.
The primary purpose of the existence of the complex is to create a place that allows spending free time in form of both active and passive rest.
The primary goal and motivation behind all forms of free time activities is regeneration and reaching the state of physical, social and mental well-being. These considerations led to the conclusion, that the main goal of the design process is to create a complex that is shaped in a way which maximally favors well-being if users, according to the research on architectural and environmental psychology.
As such designed place could function as a place for regeneration for wide spectrum of users, enriching local community living away from the strict city center and has potential of creating new communities around it. Apart from that project takes into account regional features, highlighting heritage of old canal infrastructure and giving it new life at the same time preserving all the environmental features of the site, especially swamp biotope. The choice of the materials was made taking into consideration their environmental impact and in result most of them are wood based, such as glulam, clt or wood fibre.
All main features that Archicad offers were used, including grasshopper connection on early design stages, custom hatches, profiles, pen sets, publisher sets, layered structures, layers combinations and c4d add-on for renders.