HONORABLE MENTION in "New Opera House in Gdansk concept" held by Gdansk City Council (2013)
In designing the building of the New Opera we focused not only on functional solutions or enclosed structures, but also on its optimal incorporation in the environment and its functions synchronized with existing surrounding public spaces.
To maximize natural beauty of the plot located on Klodno, one of the oldest districts of Gdansk - Dolne Miasto, we decided to combine the function of opera with recreation and services. The catering- services complex located in the south-western part of the plot is a vital link between the opera, marina and the historic bastion "Boar". In order not to let roads dominate the space as visually as functionally in our area we decided to cover the main parking lot with green terrace, within which we create the skate park. This is an attempt to combine higher culture with so-called street culture and interest of young people.
Whole as a mild acctivity fused with green earth fortifications closed with picturesque Motlawa river creates the opportunity to explore the once neglected and forgotten areas.
Marlena Ratajska [architecture, CG, mock-up]
Anna Rutkowska [architecture, mock-up]
Michal Baurycza [3d, CG]