The Cafe at Malta Lake designed by the ultra architect built in the covers area of 300 sqm. This cafe project is based in Poznan, Poland. The Ultra Architect built the cafe in 2009. More information about the cafe bellow!
One of the best places in Poland which famous because of it beautiful view is Malta Lake which based in Poznan. The Malta Lake is an artificial lake. Its place is nearly almost in the center of the city. In this lake the international rowing competitions of regatta lanes are took a place. Malta Lake is one of the poznanians beloved recreation areas. There is a path which surrounding the area of Malta Lake. In this path some people do their activities like take a walk, jogging, skating and riding.
The plot of the project area is a narrow strip land which is placed between a group of the trees and the water. The plot topography is like a saddle through that runs one of the paths surrounding the Malta Lake. When working on this project, the strategy is based on the old polish proverb which saying that “you should not replant old trees”, this actually means that you can’t teach an old dog a new tricks. The project progress is force to keeping the original topography of the plot. Its mean the group of the old trees not cut. And actually the project is not filling in the entire plot.
The entirely of this cafe is take a form of a bridge. The bridge is called the “green bridge”. It called the green bridge because there is a green grass which growing on the bridge. A path is placed along the southern side of the green roof. If you want to admire the Malta Lake landscape, you can go to the northern side. The bridge is divided into three zones. The southern terrace with a path is leading to the cafe and with a small pond. The middle part of the bridge is the cafe itself. So the bridge is the roof of this cafe with the green grass on it. While in the northern terrace, here you can take a look of the landscape or regatta lanes. The technical facilities like kitchen and toilet is placed hidden under the eastern part of the green bridge. Malta Lake is a beautiful place which full of entertainment. The entertainment and swimming is the hugest attraction for visitor. That’s way the project is built to accommodate for about 250 visitors.
There are some custom technical solutions in the building. For example, the curtain glasses of the cafe facades are not containing mullions. Considering their height (the building is located in a very windy area) the glass is designed in a pleated form, so the individual glass slabs block one each other. It composes a stable and resistant structure. The construction of the building is preprocessed concrete. The distance between pillars is up to 18 meters length.
The entire ventilation air-conditioning equipment is chosen in regard to minimize the noise emission. It is hidden on the roof in a casing resembling a sail of a submarine. The facades are covered with extruded metal sheets of different sizes and shapes to obtain an impression of spatialy, using an effect of interference, similar to the one created by the butterfly wings. The color of the facades is the tint of the visual identification of the regatta lanes.
Location: Pozna, Poland
Principals: Marcin Kosciuch, Tomasz Osieglowski
Project Team: Adriana Ron?ewska, Agata Ostrowska, Kamila Dembinska, Anna Nowacka – Rapke, Piotr Rapke, Barbara Suszczewicz, stud. Pawe Ejsmont, stud. Adam Turczyn, stud. Zofia Horoszko
Project Area: 300 sqm
Project Year: 2009