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Mateusz Jakub Orzel


Energy Awareness Centre

Biomass Research Generator, Profession Transition Accelerator, Visitors’ Attention Activator. Former Coal Mine ‘Jan Kanty’, Jaworzno, Silesia, Poland

Active coal mines in Poland; before and after the restructuring of the industry in the 1990’s. Over a half of the mines was closed due to being unprofitable and resources depletion.

1. Research and Analysis. Every design process should start with a thorough analysis and research. As all the projects are different, each time different conditions need to be considered. Site, background, figures, requirements - they are all unique for each project, and therefore they should result in unique designs. I believe that this processes are inevitable in order to create powerful designs.



The site in 1990’s. The coal mine was still running in the 1990’s however the planned restructuring of the industry had a great impact on Jan Kanty Coal Mine. Due to Sulphur compounds as well as wrong management the coal mine was closed entirely and sold. The new owner demolished most of the buildings including the sorting and storage units, administration buildings and quality testing units.

The site nowadays. City communication

City relationships.

The diagram is a visualization of communication between the industries and residential areas.

Jaworzno is located on the suburbs of Silesian Agglomeration - The combination of 15 - 20 cities in Silesia.

Today there is only a couple of buildings that remained after the sorting unit demolition in 2004. Of these are the upcast and downcast shafts, the workers canteen, reception and one of the administration buildings. The owner of the site left the buildings without care and apart from the downcast shaft and the canteen that are still being used by miners testing water levels, the buildings are slowly falling apart.


2. Conceptual Design. There is nothing more helpful in the design process than a good idea. In my personal opinion the ideas should come from the analysis and take into account the outcomes of the research. Ideas are a response and the first step into the design. Personally I prefer collages of mixed computer and hand-drawn origin, and simple sketches.



Teaching and training 20. Symposium theatre 21. Small studios 22. Waiting area


Biomass research 1. Delivery room 2. Equipment room 1 3. Equipment room 2 4. Locker room 5. Cloakroom 6. Male and female changing 7. Sterile room

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Various 23. Entrance 24. Reception area 25. Security office 26. Foyer and exhibition 27. Administration offices 28. Storage and cleaning


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Water 4 tanks




8. Bio-chem laboratory 8 9. Genetic research laboratory 10. Computer data analyzing laboratory 11. Primary growth room 12. Biomass gasifiers 13. Plant transfer conveyor belt 14. Biomass storage preparation 15. Biomass storage 16. Elevator 17. Biomass chip conveyor belt 18. Biomass furnace and turbine 19. Biomass burning data analyzing





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Geothermal facilities 29. Geothermal research and data analyzing 30. Geothermal control rooms 31. Geothermal power plant 32. Deliveries

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Bio-chemistry lab




Genetic development lab


Data lab

Gasifiers Data analysis

Gas burning

CO2 Primary growth room


Power outcome

Biomass Research Process 1. Species development stage: - research on biochemical resources required for the genetic development -genetic research and development of species - data gathering, comparison and analysis

5. Biomass storage and drying - Biomass is stored in the silo and dried by the air flow from the shaft

2. Primary growth room: - plants’ incubators

7. Burning the gas

Vehicle workshop Garages

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Biomass storage and drying

8. Energy production 3. Vertical greenhouses for further growth

Vertical greenhouses





9. Energy data analysis 4. Planting and harvesting

Visitors’ awareness. The 3rd use of the building relates to persons visiting the building. 1. Visitors entrance is located on the side of the railway. 2. While going up the ramp to the visitors’ entrance, visitors experience the building through views towards the planting area, greenhouses and power plants.

Teaching and training 1. Lecture theatre control room 2. Small studio 3. Conference rooms 4. Lecture rooms 5. Discussion rooms 6. Reading space 7. Library space

3. Visitors are allowed to use library and reading spaces. 4. The visitors leave being aware of Biomass energy production and research.

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Lever 0



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Level 0 9

Teaching spaces Small studios

Lecture theatre

(up) Conference and discussion rooms

Library space

Teaching about Renewable Energy is an important part of the programme.



1. Symposium and lecture theatre open for a large number of participants. Can be also used for holding conferences during science symposia. 2. Discussion rooms for teaching small groups of students about Biomass Research and Energy. 3. Conferences rooms. 4. Small studios. 5. Reading and library space.

Visitors’ spaces 8. Visitors entrance 9. Visitors reception 10. Shop 11. Terrace 12. Cafe 13. Bar 14. Kitchen 15. Storage

3. Process. The analysis and ideas come together in the design process. In the design of the Energy Awareness Centre solutions are based on the known parameters such as overshadowing and requirements such as ventilation and lighting strategies or energy policy. I believe that the design process is a careful continuation of the analysis.




2. BSc 8

The building is located in Cape Canaveral in complex 34, which was used as a launching point for the rockets. The site is located in a hurricane area.

The lights on the disc are strictly related to the spacing of weather stations and buoys in the sea. Those data collection points are the first stage of hurricane prediction. The collected data is later sent to the technological tower and sent through the disc and read in the human tower

Violent Storms Registry. The cetre for huricane prediction. Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA.


Plans and Sections and Structural Solutions.

2. BSc 10

Lighting Analysis. Autodesk Ecotect lighting analysis showing LUX levels in the foyer.


Violent Storms Registry. The cetre for huricane prediction. Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA.


The Sky and the Stars.


2. BSc 12

Plans and Sections. The organic and orthagonal forms colide.

Inhabited Bridge. Clinic for Senses. Offices for Rent. Responsive Retail Area. Swansea, UK.


Strucural Solutions and Concept Work. Twisted roof structure and a technical secion. Sketches of ‘Organic vs. Orthagonal’.

3. Office 14

Glazing Pattern Design, Meieritomten,. Krystianshavn, Norway. Visualisation: Cortesy of Danielsen Architecture.

Kasper Danielsen Arkitekter (Danielsen Architecture), Copenhagen, Denmark. During my work for the KDA I was given various design jobs such as designig the pattern for the glazing and ideas for design. I also was responsible for visualizations and some graphic designs.

Vibeholm Offices. Preliminary design. Concepts, Modelmaking.

15 Ogrodowa 18. Materials, details, visualizations.

JPA, Lublin, Poland During my work for the JPA I was responsible for small designideas such as materials choice and details as well as for visualizing the projects.

Wilenska/ Gleboka Apartments. Details - Windows, Materials sugestions, Canopies. Visualistations for the developer and the press.

4. Freelan 16

Single family house, Jozefin, Poland. The house has been inherited by a young couple with a child. The aim was to transform the house so that it suits the needs of the new tenants in terms of medern style and comfortable living conditions. Main refurbishements removed some of the interior walls to create an open living space. The porch was added in order to add some entrance space and the terrace was designed. Currently being refurbished.



child’s bedroom

master bedroom

entrance area

kitchen area lounge area

Thank you.

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