Our company, in cooperation with the Roark Studio office, prepared a proposal for the development of Kościuszko Square in Gdynia as a response to the Pirs Przyszłość competition task, the study was awarded a distinction in the competition. Our task was to work on the competition concept, prepare a set of tools and models, and perform analyzes of insolation, wind impact and Spaxe Syntax.
The design team set itself the task of creating a model multi-functional urban space that would show how to address contemporary problems in line with historical heritage.
The competition design includes solutions that, through holistic thinking about the needs of residents, also apply to the functioning of entire cities.
The city’s impact on the environment
As befits the design of a model urban space, the design team planned a number of solutions that should become the norm in the cities of the future. It is planned to limit vehicle traffic as much as possible and introduce solutions facilitating and promoting pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Low greenery was introduced with rain gardens and various tall greenery. The proposed new facilities should be zero-energy and with a minimum carbon footprint, equipped with green roofs with the possibility of retention and use of rainwater.