Paprocany Lake Shore Redevelopment

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Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski

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Design By
RS+
Team
ARCHITECT
Robert Skitek
COOPERATION
Jakub Zygmunt
Jarosław Zieliński
Szymon Borczyk
Marcin Jamroż
Dorota Zwolak
Katarzyna Wiśniewska
Completed Year
2014
Area
2 ha
Public
Yes
City
Tychy
Country
Poland

Paprocany lake shore is the place where inhabitants of Tychy often spend their spare-time. In the neighborhood of the promenade there is recreation center with many recreation and sports attractions. Remodeling of the recreational area at the Paprocany lake is another project focused on exposing values of the landscape and expanding recreational offer for resident of city.

Concept is based on wooden promenade located along the bank which is alternately meandering out over the lake and back on the ground. That allows for a different perception of space from various spots of the promenade. Promenade connects with pedestrian/bicycle path running on the back side and descends nearly touching the lake where it is over the water. On a promenade there is an opening with a net stretched over the water and specially designed benches which could be used as a tribunes for water sport competitions organized on a lake. Whats more, there is new sandy beach and outdoor gym. The main purpose in selecting materials was to emphasize the natural character of an area by using mainly natural materials. Part of constructions were covered by specially shaped land and planted with grass. To finish off the promenade area, benches and railings we used softwood. Other hardened areas such as bike parkings, places under gym equipment were made from completely water permeable surfaces based on mineral aggregates and EPDM granules. Sections of Promenade which are over the lake are constructed with steel beams founded on reinforced concrete piles hammered into the lake bottom. Terrain is illuminated only by energy-saving LED lights.

Land development takes about 2ha on the bank length about 400m. This terrain was only a lawn by the road before an investment, in spite of landscape values, completely unused except by anglers. In the first weeks after opening despite the unfavorable weather, the promenade became a place frequently visited. It became very quickly fully working public space and new meeting place. During the day the promenade is a place for whole families and in the evening the space for a dates or contemplation.

Courtesy of RS+. Photography by Tomasz Zakrzewski.

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Built-in Hammock / Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Masterplan / Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © RS+
Elevations / Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © RS+

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Location

Venue
Paprocany
Address
Parkowa 17
City
Tychy
Country
Poland
Postal Code / Zip
43-110 Tychy
Longitude
18.99
Latitude
50.09

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The new waterfront development is situated in proximity to the Tychy landmark Hotel Piramida - Spa & Wellness.

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