A new perspective on architecture in the world of medicine. The building of the former
granary has been adapted to become the new headquarters of a dental clinic. However, it is not just a place for receiving patients, it is something more.
The entrance to the building leads through a portal that a few years ago convinced the owner to buy this property. Before the war, the building served as one of the granaries in the Gdansk Wrzeszcz district and used to serve the nearby Garrison. The granary at Kosciuszki Street was part of a larger complex, and it is the only one that has survived. They wanted to respect its history, hence the idea of referring to the history of the place by applying a functional program. The exterior structure is under conservation protection, so its character remained unchanged.
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International Interior Design Awards 2023
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Kamil Domachowski, Karolina Wood-Domachowska, Maciej Busch, Adrianna Jemioł, Jakub Brzuchański
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Eventually, the facility was supposed to accommodate 15 dental offices, a prosthetic laboratory, and appropriate facilities. The clinic was meant to be exceptional, and its uniqueness, as envisioned by the Investors, was to be based on the idea that patients wouldn’t feel like they were in a medical facility, but rather in a stylish hotel lobby with relaxation zones.
The plan has been realized. The rooms are arranged around the center, which is a three-story high foyer. The glass facade of the conference room faces this space, where the owner will organize training sessions for dentists from all over the world.
The foyer is illuminated by a skylight on the roof. The whole space is connected by a spiral staircase located in the heart of the clinic. The winding stairs are made of steel construction and covered with walnut veneer.
Patients have the opportunity to listen to live classical music played on the piano. To ensure perfect acoustics throughout the building, 150m2 of soundproofing in various forms was applied: sprays, upholstery, pictures, as well as directional sound screens. The rooms on the upper floor have a height of almost 6m and gained a unique shape thanks to the roof structure covering them.
The owners and architects opted for natural materials that refer to the original character of the building and blend well together. Raw architectural concrete, walnut doors without straps, a part of the walls made of brick, leather hanging lamps above the receptions, leather curtains at the entrance and in the conference room, and steel seat fixings combined with leather inserts.
The headquarters of the company emphasizes its professionalism and gives a different perspective on medical objects’ architecture.