MACK.SWIERCZ PORTFOLIO 2018
TABLE OF CONTENT
“When you become the image of your own imagination, it's the most powerful thing you could ever do.” RuPaul Charles
RAILWAY STATIONS` SURROUNDINGS
COMMUNNAL SPACE IN RESIDENTAL AREA
RECREATIONAL PARK IN MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC
REVITALISATION OF THE OLD TOWN
REVITALISATION OF THE OLD TOWN SQUARE
PROJECT FOR A PLAYGROUND
GARDEN FOR KINDERGARDEN
WOODEN ELEMENTS: PERGOLA
RAILWAY STATION SURROUNDINGS: EUROPEAN UNION SQUARE AND OVERGROUND PASS CZESTOCHOWA, POLAND 2017
European Union Square and Overground Pass combined remain core elements to my Engineer Thesis. Main goal was to create representative space for both travelers and residents, based on the requirements from the Town Hall. I created space that easily connects major focal points in the area; entry to train station, local bus stops and tram stops. In addition to this I replaced existing food truck with a commercial building destined for a gastronomic buisness, with outside space located next to a water feature. A huge tree will grow in a middle of one of the ponds and be surrounded by climbers and city hammocks. This will attract potential users.I think that these soultions combined with a wide amount of green space will create the desired aesthetic.
The Overground Pass currently presents as an abandoned space. Most of the pass was covered with plexiglass walls and the interior was split in many parts, with the idea of providing shopping space. Most of it is unused due to customers and shop owners showing a lack of interest. Because of the lack of green space in this high density area. I am proposing a recreational zone in the form of a green bridge. To create this I would use existing construction. A wide use of trees and shrubs will provide a welcoming interior requiring low maintanace, while glass and metalwork will provide a dynamic and interesting look. This will attract people who want to take a break before continuing their commute.
COMMUNAL SPACE IN MULTISTORY RESIDENTAL AREA GROUP PROJECT: M.SWIERCZ, K.WŁODEK, E.PAWLISZKO, K. NIEWEGŁOWSKA, K.JAKUBCZYK LUBLIN, POLAND 2016
concept: EDYTA PAWLISZKO
The focal point of every communal area is a central square.The existing space will not encourage local residents to spend time, it's likely they will simply pass through. Local demographic analysis tells us that potential users will be the elderly and/or young families. To meet their expectatons we created dynamic yet subtle spaces that featured colorful plant schemes. We used slopes to increase accesibility. We adjusted sitting areas to daily sun movement and improved the resting areas to maximise shade during sunny days. We included a water feature to provide a refreshing breeze during hot summer days. I developed the concept of one of my teammates and applied it to the existing area. visualisations: KAROLINA WŁODEK
We plan to refurbish the remaing area. We introduced syntethic pavement to the existing playground. As requested we designated space and equipment for an outdoor gym. We kept the existing sport grounds. The planting scheme required us to reshape groups of bushes so we decided to use rounded shapes to create consistency with the designed main square. Along one of the multistory buildings was a row of frontyards, we left these to be cultivated by local residents.
RECREATIONAL PARK IN MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC GROUP PROJECT: M. SWIERCZ, K. GAGAŁA, K. GROMADZKA, J. CZEMPINSKA, MAGDALENA CHMIEL LUBLIN, POLAND 2016 Neurons were the main theme for the park. The shape of it created multiple small places where patients and visitors can enjoy each other's company. Th color themed trails and stained glass sculptures can be part of chromotherapy. Recreating the existing campfire will enable the potential for social events and will bring residents closer together.
REVITALISATION OF AN OLD TOWN KOŁO, POLAND 2017
The revitalisation of an Old Town in Koło was an especially complex task because it not only required a design prosess but also a sense or predestination of a space and its function. The most challenging was to invent a unique approach for the post-industrial area in the northern part of the Old Town. I decided half of it was destined to be a Cultural City Center of Art and Technology where beside the gallery you will find many classes with various majors. Some of the artwork could be exposed in this area placed on wooden terraces. The other half is destined to be an event space for public dances and other get-togethers, with a wooden deck dancefloor and fairy lights hanging above. The so called New Town Square will remain a park but will unite with the neighbouring premises using the theme of trees and pavements. On the southern part of it I designed two commercial-residental buildings. These will fill the gaps in the building's alignment and will provide commercial space. Old Town Square will be described on the next page.
visualisations: KRYSTIAN GAGAŁA
REVITALISATION OF AN OLD TOWN SQUARE KOŁO, POLAND 2017
PROJECT OF A PLAYGROUND LUBLIN, POLAND 2014
The revitalisation of an Old Town Square is part of a wider project which consists of many interesting solutions that will revive the Old Town in Koło. As mentioned before this urban design joins multiple functions with a modern design to improve local public spaces. The same approach was adopted in this case. Representative function was combined with commercial/recreational function. On the lefthand side of the blueprint, I would raise two smaller commercial constructions. The same type of pathway pattern will connect the space with the Old Town Square. On a bigger scale this solution creates connection between three of the most important spaces: Church, Old Town Hall and river.
This will create a continuous pattern of behaviour among pedestrians. It will provide comfortable and enjoyable pedestrian alleyways that in turn provides desired services in aestethically pleasing surroundings. Water features and benches invite local residents to spend more time outside their houses, which may influence local investors and boost the local economy. It will improve the quality of life in this city and change the perception of the Old Town in Koło.
The playground design specification described only dimensions and propotions between planting and useable space. The main challenge was to provide enough greenery to make it interesting and practical and fit as many playing devices as possible. I started with placing two big trees to provide enough sun protection in the middle section of a playground. Based on their shadow movement I designed a pavement pattern and resting areas. After filling the space with playing devices with health and safety restrictions I designed a planting scheme to provide sun and wind protection and colourful sight stimulation for children. The presented design is a rendition of a design competition created during a university program. The main goal was to create repeatable design schemes for government programmes for schools.
GARDEN FOR KINDERGARDEN LUBLIN, POLAND 2015
The main challenge for this area was to reinvent the kindergarden's outdoor space and implement solutions that; make classes outdoors more appealing to children generally, provide opportunties to develop new skills and abilities, enhance imagination and improve their knowledge about nature and their behaviour towards it. To achieve this I split Garden into 4 zones: Mushroom Land (Playground), Owl Land (Zone for interactive toys and labirynth), Herb Land (greenhouse breakfest area for gardening classes)- as seen below, Fruit Land (Orchard). Presented above are topviews and an isometric view showing various ways of presenting a project. All of them would be addressed to different receivers, as design is developed in many stages. Below and next are renders for: Owl Land, Mushroom Land and the secret passage that leads to the resting area. This area can be also used for open air classes as it provides enough seating (mushroom shaped) for a teacher and a group of children.
WOODEN ELEMENT: PERGOLA LUBLIN, POLAND 2016
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Published on Mar 13, 2018