The students of Faculty of Architecture had a chance to take part in a competition organized by Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa and Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. The aim was to design architectural and structure concept of 15-level building of Diament Hotel in Jastrzębie-Zdrój and its surrounding area. Six projects entered the competition.
The task was to bring former Diament Hotel, which was built in 1989, to life in new form and with new purpose. The hotel had its best days at the beginning of the 90s', however it was closed due to bad technical condition at the end of 2011. According to plans, an office building of Common Service Center will replace the hotel and it is likely to become the premises of other companies from JSW capital group.
We wanted to collect ideas in order to use the best of them during implementation. In some of them, what draw our attention is the building's structure, while in others the land use of surrounding space and the arrangement of roads and parking lots. The students could use a part of the building, or demolish it completely. The authors of the winning projects decided to design all area once again – said Jarosław Zagórowski, President of the Management Board of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa.
The results were announced on July 19. The first prize was given to the team consisting of Piotr Gnack, Mateusz Rymar and Damian Langer. The second prize was awarded to two teams: Sylwia Czarnecka, Korneliusz Keller and Jagoda Kus, as well as Anna Maciejewska and Iwona Sosna. The third place was also shared by two teams. The first one consisted of Grzegorz Klimek and Paweł Knapczyk and the second - Magdalena i Maria Bulsa.
The winners received financial prizes, sponsored by Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa.