The project developed a prominent plot on a peninsula surrounded by the waters of the Motława and the Dead Vistula, in a historically important region of Gdansk. Here we confronted the new needs of the city’s inhabitants with the industrial gene of the area. We proposed contemporary residential architecture, drawing a high standard multifamily building with additional service space.

We shaped the body of the building like a stack of harbour containers, whose massive silhouettes define the characteristic landscapes of modern harbour quays. We translated the modular, repetitive dimensions into the language of architecture. In the “stack of containers” we have easily cut out loggias and terraces, partly sheltered from the harsh coastal winds, and formed an intimate courtyard and larger communal areas.

The repetitive terrace modules that make up the façade provided the opportunity to use prefabricated elements, allowing for greater quality control and speeding up the project.

Unfortunately, the project will not be implemented. But it reminds us that taking part in competitions means learning every time, including learning to lose, because success is the measure of failure. That is why it is worthwhile to measure ourselves against others.

Have a look at project’s page.