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Gdynia Waterfront – the idea for a new stage

Second stage of Gdynia Waterfront - layout
The urban planning and architectural competition for devising a development concept together with development of the second stage of Gdynia Waterfront at Nabrzeże Prezydenta in Gdynia came to a close. The winner is JEMS Architekci from Warsaw.

The new design consists in development of nearly five-hectare-large area in the neighborhood of Waszyngtona, Hryniewickiego and Jana Pawła II Streets, including residential buildings, offices, numerous service premises or public utility structures. Additionally, the concept envisages passages with a public square. The investment is to be realized by Vastint Poland.

 

Undoubtedly, the area between Waszyngtona Street and Kościuszki square is one of the most prestigious and important locations in Gdynia. The direct neighborhood of the levee with touristic attractions and a number of events which are to be held in the closest neighborhood make that this planned development has great potential to become an element of the public city space. We believe that thanks to partner cooperation with the city, the planned stage of this investment will be realized in a short period – says Roger Andersson, Managing Director of Vastint Poland.

 

The jury was composed of representatives of the municipal authorities of Gdynia, investor and international architects. The newly designed development harmonizes with modernistic architecture of Gdynia. The creation of public zones included use of classic elements creating so called "soft borders" – such as arcades or pergolas, thanks to which they fit the surrounding. Both public and cozy character of the urban interiors is characterized by human scale, which favors creation of good atmosphere and "life between the buildings" – says Marek Karzyński, Director of Urban Planning Office of the City of Gdynia, while justifying the decision made by the jury.

 


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