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GARDEN CITY K66

19.06.2010

mixed use hybrid proposal ...

2nd prize ...

GARDEN CITY K66 _NEW CITY LANDMARK

The project proposes two layered volumes embracing the rich mix of different programs and distributed in:
-base of the volume as public programs and offices
-top floors as apartments
The tower strip steps up and down according to the urban height limits and form terraces-gardens.
Public Base volumes are separated and create open squares - dialog of external plaza with public programs and offices. Spaces are communicative, bright, fluid, and easily accessible and offer nice views and connections with surroundings: Strenia square, Park and roads.
10x10 MODULAR GRID - FLEXIBILITY
Both volumes are divided into modules, 10x10m in floor-plan. This is most sufficient modular grid for all programs (housing, public, office, service, and garage) and in this grid structure, façade panels and installation shafts are organized. Therefore plans and volumes are flexible and adaptable so distribution of programs can change according to the demands of investor or changes in the market-needs.
ECONOMIC AND OPERATIONAL FEASIBILITY
The proposal is based on the required surfaces from the brief. Due to its modular grid program distribution is flexible also the brief can be interchangeable and adaptable. Grid and modules repeat in apartments, public areas, offices, so it is possible to change, switch programs or insert new according to the changes on the market or investors needs. Distribution of vertical cores allows different organizations of plans - combinations of offices/programs within one or more floors. On the proposed grid leasable or saleable configuration can be organized.
EXTERNAL PLAZA
External plaza is space which connects all programs. This is light, fluid and airy space, partly covered and uncovered. It has opened views to park and the streets. It offers good accessibility to all the entrances of the complex and flows of people from the roads and the park. The plaza creates bright and communicative sheltered external space.
Covered public plaza in ground floor: 7.400
Opened public plaza in ground floor: 7.600
Internal office garden: 1.000
Strenia square: 6.200
Gardens on different levels: 9.200

The western part includes the tower which reaches up to 60 meters and has 18 floors.
Base of the building – public and business
The base of the building has four floors and is separated into 3 groups of program.
Strenia square consists of 2 separate volumes with Gallery and Library.
Floors have general height of 4.00 m net in ground-floor and 3.00 m in upper floors. Some spaces have double height of 6.50m net Plan and structure of both volumes is flexible so it allows also other programs such as offices, medical, shops or other services. Ground-floors are connected with external plaza and allow programs such as gallery shop or cafe in combination with reception, entry lobby and exhibition.
Volume and shape of the building is archived with simple rules:
The volume that is given by the urban regulation (building with tower of 60m) is cut with the grid of 10x10m. 
Further on given program is distributed: public program in the base and housing on top. 
Base is further cut into 3 volumes:
Strenia square host Library and Gallery; the third volume content is office program with internal patio garden.
Cut of the volumes allow perforated plaza that is airy, fluid and allows pedestrian flows.
Top floors - the height of the tower gently slopes down in terraces and creates garden patches of 100m2 and offers extra quality space to residents with natural light, ventilation and green outer space. 


project team: 
Rok Oman
Špela Videčnik
Janez Martinčič
Janja Del Linz
Katja Aljaž
Andrej Gregorič
Kasia Bernatek
Cristian Gheorghe
Structural engineering: Jaka Zevnik, ELEA iC d.o.o.,
Mechanical engineering: ISP d.o.o.
Electrical engineering: Eurolux d.o.o. 
Leed: Dan Kazachki, AIA, LEED AP, CSI, CCCA, Texas, USA

areas :
Covered public plaza in ground floor: 7.400 m2
Opened public plaza in ground floor: 7.600 m2
Internal office garden: 1.000 m2
Strenia square: 6.200 m2
Gardens on different levels: 9.200 m2

Garage:
Brutto surface: 48.200
No. of parking spaces: 1650
No. of storages 222:

client:
S.T. Hammer d.o.o.