The promenade to the pier in Brzeźno again. The match is solved

Professor Piotr Lorens (left) and director Michał Szymański present the winning project

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Promenada in Brzeźno – three out of five projects a plus

Five projects were sent in response to the invitation of the Gdańsk Road and Greenery Authority to participate in the competition. The deliberations of the competition jury, attended by the city administration and scientific authorities in the field of urban planning and architecture, were chaired by Prof. Piotr Lorens – Architect of the City of Gdansk. After a detailed discussion and analysis of all submissions, experts identified three works. Here are the winners:

  • First prize – in the amount of 22 thousand. PLN was received by the Opaliński Architecture Studio from Krakow. The winner will also be invited to negotiate with GZDiZ in the procedure for the development of detailed documentation of the promenade reconstruction project according to its own concept
  • Second prize in the amount of PLN 17 thousand PLN for Paweł Pacak (Mniów), Rafał Kumański (Micigózd) and Maciej Painter (Sobienie Jeziory)
  • Honorable mention in the amount of 8 thousand. PLN for Karolina Kaszyńska and Wojciech Kuczyński from Warsaw
The competition designs were hung on the wire mesh fencing of the promenade...

The competition designs were hung on the wire mesh fencing of the promenade…

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Promenade in Brzeźno: innovation, accessibility and quality

The winning work is distinguished by its consistent, modern aesthetic and a completely new way of shaping the promenade – said the chairman of the jury, Prof. Piet Lorens. – The work is a very good starting point for the development of the final project and provides an opportunity to implement the best solution that meets the needs of the main promenade leading to the pier in Brzeźno.

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Promenade in Brzeźno – a project with potential

As added by Prof. Lorens, the winning work is consistent, but at the same time it requires rethinking the solutions for the entrance area of ​​the pier itself.

– The competition was a study, but thanks to this, the Gdańsk Road and Greenery Authority has had the opportunity to engage in conversation with the author team, which showed that it has an interesting, modern idea for the development of this space – emphasizes the chairman of the competition jury.

The financial aspect was also assessed, ie the reality, sustainability and economics of the proposal, as well as the cost of preparing project documentation.

... immediately aroused the interest of passers-by.  The winning design has the greatest potential, but still requires discussion of key issues

… immediately aroused the interest of passers-by. The winning design has the greatest potential, but still requires discussion of key issues

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Promenade in Brzeźno – changes are needed

The possibility to negotiate design changes between GZDiZ and architects is allowed by the competition rules.

– The entrance zone of the pier can raise the most doubts – said Michał Szymański, deputy director for Public Space at the Gdańsk Road and Greenery Authority. – The location of the pedestrian bridge has yet to be analyzed due to ownership and formal and legal issues – he stressed.

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Promenade in Brzeźno – an important concept of a bank

Director Michał Szymański added that it would also be necessary to adapt the concept of the sofa, taking into account the shape proposed by the designer. First of all, taking into account the combination of the chair with commercial, exhibition and recreational functions.

– Conversations and negotiations with the winner are waiting for us. During the dialogue, we will try to find solutions that are beneficial for both residents of Gdańsk and tourists, Michał Szymański sums up.

The promenade to the pier in Brzeźno is a favorite place for walks by thousands of locals and tourists all year round.  The city's ambition is to give this unique boulevard its recognizable and modern look

The promenade to the pier in Brzeźno is a favorite place for walks by thousands of locals and tourists all year round. The city’s ambition is to give this unique boulevard its recognizable and modern look

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Brzeźno for residents and tourists – all year round

The promenade leading to the pier is one of the most emblematic points on Gdańsk’s recreational map. In summer it is visited every day by crowds of locals and tourists. However, the promenade is not only a busy way to the sea during the holiday season. It is also a popular hiking and walking destination in winter. The aim of the competition is to make this space more attractive. Not only improving the technical condition of the boardwalk, but also harmoniously integrating it into the immediate environment, especially Ronald Reagan Park.

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