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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski

696 Office

proconcept

CATEGORY
Office Buildings, Detail

LOCATION
Sopot, Poland

YEAR
2021

ARCHITECT
Proconcept

PHOTOGRAPHS
Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski

AREA
2500 m²

MANUFACTURERS
Fujitsu, Hager, Kone, Promat, Aluprof Glazing, Grundfos, Heru

LEAD ARCHITECT
Hubert Szneider , Monika Butowska , Marcin Kaniewski , Paulina Lukaszewska , Dariusz Gawkowski,Magdalena Samplawska, Dawid Rabsztyn

The building was designed in late 2018 and constructed in 2020. Situated in Sopot, Poland, it is adjacent to the city's main road, blending in with the urban area.

696 Office
© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski
696 Office
© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski

It houses both the headquarters of an upmarket developer as well as the architecture firm behind its design.

A big challenge was establishing a form that would complement its surroundings while remaining simple and unostentatious.

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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski
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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski

A way to achieve this was using a wooden panel pattern on the facade, effortless and organic in its form.

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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski
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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski

Although to juxtapose that lightness, the rest of the elements were left raw, with exposed concrete insight. The outside is highly polished, yet has an unfinished feel to it.

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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski
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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski
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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski

The decision to unveil the ground floor has its roots in the main principles of modernist architecture, giving the building a sense of serendipitous weightlessness.

The final touch is situated on the premises’ atrium; standing at over 10 meters tall, is a Platanus tree.

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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski
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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski
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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski
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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski

On top of that, windows on all floors overlook the tree, bringing smoothness to the workspace.

The greenery created a serene and secluded nook in the heart of the hustle and bustle around it.

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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski
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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski
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© Andrzej Lopata, Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski


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