The Labyrinth of Art by hsm_pwr

This project was submited to the Bauhaus Campus 2021 competition with Registration ID #5323
Agnieszka Gogól
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Irmina Anna Kaźmierczak
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Edyta Konstancja Naworska
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Jan Kazimierz Kwaśnik
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Sara Korżyńska
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Mateusz Norbert Baranowski
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Marcin Kasprzak
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Anna Borkowska
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Our competition proposal for the new Bauhaus campus is the Labyrinth of art– a creative and exploratory space where students look for new design versions and face architectural challenges. A place to meet together, share your ideas and visions.

The complex is divided into 3 groups of buildings. From the north, they are respectively: dormitories, auditorium part, and exhibition and workshop part. There is a park with an art garden and an above-ground parking lot in the south of the plot. To cut off the noisy railway tracks, we propose a green barrier, an attractive place for walks for both students and residents.

Buildings situated perpendicular to the road are connected by tractors with passages and connectors. There are also spatial structures that appear in place of the unique character of the Labyrinth.

Emphasizing our project’s ecological aspect, we propose construction in a wooden structure made of glued laminated timber. There are green terraces on the roofs, available to students (dormitory), and there are also photovoltaic panels (gallery, workshop, and auditorium buildings). The façade is made of light wooden upholstery, emphasizing the coherence between the interior and the exterior and the ideas conveyed in our assumption.

The auditorium building is the cheese of the entire complex. It consists of 2 wings and a courtyard connecting them with a glass roof. There are student exhibitions here; here, the entrance to an auditorium for 200 people is available. The stairs lead to the terraces leading to both wings and the trained recreation area on the 1st floor facing the street. There are design, lecture, and seminar rooms; moreover, the faculty administration is located on the ground floor in the southern part.

The auditorium connects via an arcade with the exhibition area. The multi-storey building of the gallery houses a cafe and rooms where exhibitions are held. The works are presented on a specially prepared system of sliding panels. The gallery’s interior can thus be adapted to the current needs, creating unique exhibitions and the title labyrinth. Right next to it, there is a workshop building, where students can develop models and spatial installations in one sizeable spacious room or by separating smaller ones with movable partitions.

The northern part of the plot is occupied by a residence hall, designed on a U-2 plan, with rectangular wings connected on the first and second floors by a link. On the ground floor, stairs lead to barriers at the point of connection, which also serves as a meeting place for students. An arcade highlights the entrance area. There is a canteen on the ground floor; living rooms occupy the second and third floor. We offer 43 single rooms, each with a separate bathroom and a mini kitchenette available. Our assumption is architecture accessible to everyone; in our project,  9 rooms are adapted to the needs of the disabled. Shared kitchens and dining rooms are located on the residential floors. Staircases lead to the aforementioned green terrace, situated on the roof, available for students.

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