Waterfront Masterplan / Gdynia
       
     
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Waterfront Masterplan / Gdynia
       
     
Waterfront Masterplan / Gdynia

The study involves the urbanisation of a former exclusion zone to give the city a new main frontage to the harbour and the sea. Two significant  and solitary elements of the post-communist era already sit on the site in the tall forms of the Sea Towers and the curve-fronted cinema complex. These were to be included and respected. The concept for the site was to provide its perimeters with rectilinear city blocks and courts to reflect the forms and scale of the adjacent city fabric which had been built in the 1930s. Within this orthogonal arrangement the curved form of the cinema introduces a sweeping route which, starting as an entrance position at Skwer Kościuszki, interrupts the block forms to lead to a Market Hall at the foot of the Sea Towers and to make a strong connecting way to the neighbouring Dalmor Pier masterplan. The proposed uses were mainly commercial office and residential together with two hotels, tourism functions, a market hall, a retained cinema and, below it all at basement level, car parking decks for these new uses and the visiting public.

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