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Textorial Park II – The complex of three buildings in Lodz

Location   Lodz, Tymienieckiego Street
Investor   St. Pauls Developments Polska
Project   HORIZONE Studio
Authors  Dominik Darasz, Bartłomiej Kisielewski, Robert Strzeński
Author cooperation Jagoda Bogusławska, Dariusz Grobelny, Krystian Wawer, Michał Boryczko, Maciej Warot, Anna Chrząszcz, Volodia Tsapuk

M&E Instalations   CEGroup
Structure   Zbigniew Kotynia Doradztwo Budowlane
Facade design   Studio Profil
Landscape design   Land Arch
BREEAM consultant   Sweco Consulting

Total area  ca. 38 900 m2
Net area  ok. 33 200 m2
GLA  26 tys. m2
Public spaces  9 tys. m2
Design   2017-2018
Construction  
2018-2020

The Textorial Park II project, i.e. three office and services buildings developed as part of the revitalisation programme for the post-industrial areas of Lodz, will be developed within the former textile factory premises, originally developed by Karol Wilhelm Scheibler. The designated area covers 2 hectares of land situated in the heart of the so called Księży Młyn (The Priest’s Mill).

The original two brick-made buildings (former cotton storage warehouses) will undergo comprehensive renovation, aimed at preserving the buildings’ original character and making them part of the contemporary language of architecture. The historic sites, with the total rental capacity of about 8 000 square metres, will be given new functions, mostly with commercial, service and catering applications. The third, modern 5-storey office building will be blended in with the surrounding, together with an underground garage. The investment also covers the development of 9000 square metres of open-access public space, together with a public square designed to encourage relaxation and community activities.

One of the key tasks given to us by the investor was to develop the kind of functional and architectonic programme that would attract and promote social activity. The goal is to create a new, attractive destination in the city of Lodz.

To differentiate the new from the historic buildings, different architecture languages have been incorporated into the design.

The glass facades of the central section of the office buildings will be covered by vertical shade structures, painted in soft reds, yellows and browns, as references to the historic, brick-made architecture of Łódź.
The building façade facing the Księży Młyn will be given a bright-grey, clinker brick finish, thus creating a neutral background for the neighbouring buildings. The design is meant to attract attention thanks to its elegance and functional appeal.

The development’s many functions as well as its attractive neighbourhood help ensure that it will become a socially vibrant area, 7 days in a week, from morning to evening.
At the ground level of the two historic warehouses, designed as open towards the newly developed pedestrian zone, special areas have been developed for catering, boutiques, coffee shops or wine & bread bakeries. By letting in light through the originally blind windows of the historic buildings and opening them all the way to ground level, access to natural light will be provided and additional access points to the listed locations will be created. Above the ground level, on the first floor, office spaces and studios will be made available for lease.

The main assumption behind the project is that open spaces should exist between the historic warehouses, which provides access from ul. Tymienieckiego to the areas near the Textorial buildings. Due to its length of about 230 metres, the public space has been divided into four smaller urban sections, each with a slightly different character.

The development programme assumes that its islands of greenery will be surrounded by corten steel fencing, platforms, benches, a playground for children and other small architecture solutions that encourage outdoor activities. The project implementation assumes that the interconnected areas of the Księży Młyn will blend into the vibrant city fabric.

The project has already undergone multi-criteria environmental assessment certification (BREEAM) at early design stages, and has been deemed Excellent. This fact alone increases the probability that the development will be seen as one of the most environmentally friendly projects in the region.

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