#Gdynia - U/C: Sea Towers complex (116m, 138 to antenna + 91m) - over 100 pics
Project Name: Sea Towers
Investor/Developer: Invest Komfort SA Design: Architekturbüro Andrzej Kapuścik proj. (Biuro Architektoniczne ) Construction:Modzelewski & Rodek (?) Location: Gdynia, President's Wharf (Nabrzeże Prezydenta), 5m from the President's Basen; Wikimapia here. Height: Tower A: 116m (36 fl.)/ 138m to antenna + Sea Tower B: 91m (28 fl.)
Estimated overall construction cost: ~50 mln USD Construction started - finished: Autumn 2005 - Dec 2008 Floor space:21,200 sqm (residential) + ~1,000 sqm (services) + ~4,100 sqm (offices) Use: residential (+services): 186 flats, 76 apartments, 14 penthouses, 10 services areas (incl. 2 water pools under glass dome, squash court, fitness etc.), winter garden, parking place for 390 cars Official WWW site. Animated presentation: "Where blue sea and blue sky meet together".
Notes: Will be the highest residential building in Poland when completed (currently highest res. building: Łucka City in Warsaw - 127m (112m to roof, 30 fl.) ).
There's also Sky Tower complex (Sky Tower 1: 222m) U/C in Wroclaw with completion planned for summer 2009.
The whole story in pictures:
Archit. contest in 2002 (Here in Polish).
KD Kozikowski Design:
Szczepan Baum, Jacek Droszcz, Z. Kowalewski, A. Kwieciński, M. Żołnierkiewicz and others:
Krzysztof Ingarden (I&E), Jacek Ewy (I&E), Piotr Wróbel (APA), Jacek Czech (APA), Paweł Koperski (3D Architekci), Witold Padlewski (3D Architekci) and others:
... and the winner is...:
Resembles "overhead crane" or "gate to the city".
After redisign in 2004:
Ground work started in autumn 2005 (fastening groun was needed, b/c some 80 years ago on the construction place there was sea).
2005-08 posted by Trolley@SSC:
Official presentation of investition (first time they inform about 116m to roof ):
Some changes in transportation system between farry terminal and Sea Towers are planned:
Visualization: from the summit of Stone Hill (observation point):
2005-12-26 by Beczkarz@SSC:
2006-02-10 by 4tReNt4@SSC (from "Dziennik Bałtycki"):
2006-02-26 by Dziki REX@SSC:
2006-03-03 by kryszakk@SSC:
2006-03-05 by bolasek@SSC: ("let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" ):
2006-03-17 by wysoki@SSC:
2006-03-24 posted by Slodi@SSC:
2006-03-25 by CosaNostra@SSC:
2006-03-28 by bolasek@SSC:
2006-03-29 posted by Slodi@SSC:
2006-03-30 by wysoki@SSC:
2006-04-05 by beczkarz@SSC:
Maquettes posted by bolasek@SSC from ArchiModel.pl:
2006-04-20 by wysoki@SSC:
2006-04-24 by beczkarz@SSC:
2006-05-02 by Tomektoon@SSC:
2006-05-03 by Chris16@SSC:
2006-05-08 by Dziarskihank@SSC:
2006-05-10 12:00 the cornerstone laying ceremony (posed by velya@SSC from Invest Comfort site) :
Mayor W.Szczurek and Bishop T.Gosłowski:
Invest Komfort chairman Mieczysław Ciomek & chairman of PORTA KMI POLAND Jacek Sarnowski:
New renders from Invest Komfort:
seen from north:
seen from east:
The Southern Pier and President's Basen:
2006-05-21 by tomson@SSC:
Visualizations from many view points of the city posted by ziomek@SSC:
from "Gdynia" hotel (???):
from "Dalmor" pier (Cutter Wharf):
from Seaside Boulevard:
from Kosciusko Square:
... and then we were waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting for cranes
2006-07-12 by urbanIII@SSC: (a small crane? )
trying to build a tower starting from the roof???
no. they just try to match the best cladding colour
2006-07-18 by Cani@SSC:
2006-07-19 by urbanIII@SSC:
Finally landed first crane!
2006-07-20 by ZielonyGP@SSC:
2006-07-21 by CosaNostra@SSC (second crane) :
2006-07-22 by CosaNostra@SSC:
2006-07-26 by 4tReNt4@SSC:
2006-07-30,31 by ~~ja~~ (3rd crane ready for being erected):
2006-08-03 by kryszakk@SSC:
2006-08-10 by beczkarz@SSC: (4th crane still asleep)
2006-08-15 by Dzierskihank@SSC:
2006-08-16 by krystianek@SSC:
2006-08-22 by kryszakk@SSC:
2006-08-28 by Papaj@SSC:
2006-08-31 by trynit@SSC:
2006-09-02 by Dziarkihank: (3rd crane flew away? or maybe 2 cranes merged? )
2006-09-05 by Ralph@SSC: (4 palm trunks? )
2006-09-09 by delfin_pl@SSC (banned, but active ) :
2006-09-10 by Leszek_Gdynia@SSC:
2006-09-12 by ZoelonyGP@SSC:
from Invest Komfort:
2006-09-22 by bigosik@SSC:
2006-09-29 by krystianek@SSC:
from Invest Komfort:
2006-10-24 by Cani@SSC:
2006-10-29 by NorthPole:
Last edited by NorthPole; 28th June 2007 at 20:49.
Reason: thread is older than 1 week
Maybe jurors thought the form is too simple. Many Polish forumers voted for this one and almost psyched out after the result was announced , but there's something in the winning project and in its current design, which is very fitting to Gdynia. Gdynia is only 80 year old port city. It's very young and most respectable buildings are built in "marinistic" modernistic style (white and beige colours, rounded corners, flat roofs, some round windows, many wide terraces and big windows etc.). Currently constructed project is in some extent similar to modernistic buildings in many West European harbours.
But I still think the siver project was the best (especially the two 120m towers being important to every skyscraper fetishist ).
Originally Posted by dizo
We will wait and see Cladding will be of high importance in this project. The cladding will be mixed, partially plaster work (on the lower part) and partially of higher quality in upper parts. Everyone is both curious and anxious here
Last edited by NorthPole; 31st October 2006 at 16:10.