ul. Woźna 11/4 Poznań
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Office building in Poznan
This office building is situated in an unexposed part of the city centre. This is where one of Europe's biggest cinemas – Słonce (The Sun) – was situated before the Second World War. And it was nothing else but the sunlight that shaped the design of this building. The key element of the design comprises three wings with office spaces, each one being shorter than the neighbouring wing, which is necessitated by the shape of the plot. South facades are characterised by long, vertical windows – which make it easy to control the amount of light entering the building – along with large surfaces of bright walls reflecting the light. In this way the sunlight indirectly reaches the north façade, which prides itself on four times more windows. The empty slots between the buildings are filled by patios. The patios have been designed as little gardens, with small architectural elements, ponds, wooden terraces, offering space for rest.