Moris Water Sports Station, Pszczyna Building, Polish Sports Project, Silesian Design Development

Upper Silesia Sport Station, Pszczyna

Moris Water Sports Station Silesia, Poland design by Peter Kuczia architect

18 Feb 2010

“MORiS” WATER SPORTS STATION at Lake Laka by Pszczyna, Poland

Like a traditional polish farm

Architect: Peter Kuczia

Upper Silesia Building

Like a traditional polish farm, the GREEN WATER SPORTS STATION blends into the rural landscape of the shores of Lake Laka in Upper Silesia (Poland).

Moris Water Sports Station Lake Laka Poland

Three main buildings of the complex – situated orthogonal to each other – define a public place. This place comes into being on the same way like it occurs in the typical polish manor between the cottage, stable and barn. And analogical to them, every building of the Station has a different function: the boat hangar in the east, the central visitors building on the waterfront and the restrooms with showers westward.

The outer form of the buildings is inspired by the neighbouring, rural architecture with its formal clarity, double pitch roofs and pleasant proportions. Instead of pastiche of the rustic forms, all details are modern and simple, but well thought out.

The dressy facades and roofs are planked with charcoal coloured fibre-cement panels. The roof and the façade of each building melt that way into one monolithic body. Colourful windows and vitiated air pipes implemented into the dark surface of the outer skin generate bright contrasts and quasi musical rhythms.

The design of the project was determined by the twin goals of low lifecycle costs and a reduction in construction costs. Cost-saving were made by the application of traditional building techniques and the use of local materials.

Solar collection panels are located on the roof and a photovoltaic system is planned for the near future. The solar stack effect is supporting the natural ventilation of the buildings. The project was subsidised by the European Union.

Water Sports Station Lake Laka – Building Information

Architect: Peter Kuczia
Completion: 2009
Address of the object: Piotra Skargi | 43-241 Laka by Pszczyna | Poland

1st PRIZE – GRAND PRIX in competition of the Union of Polish Architects


Moris Water Sports Station images / information from Peter Kuczia architect

Location: Lake Laka, Poland, eastern Europe

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