Fabryczna Offices

We were responsible for structural, mechanical and plumbing design for Fabryczna Offices investment: a modern business complax that will be raised in the place of former Centrum hotel.


Location

  • Łódź, Poland

Sector

Service

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Structural Engineering
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Client

Project Status

  • in progress

Architect


Fabryczna Offices: modern Łódź

Located in the centre of Łódź in the neighbourhood of a recently revitalised railway station and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Fabryczna Offices complex draws inspiration from the city’s distinct industrial textile heritage reimagined for contemporary use. This glass and glazed-brick mixed-use building with total area of 31,000 m² is one of the latest developments located in Łódź New City Centre. It will include 27,000 m² of offices spread over 13 floors and 4,000 m² of retail space on the ground floor, with a courtyard designed by a Dutch firm Lola Landscape Architects.

The building has a distinct envelope given the strict instructions for a 4-storey plinth, respecting the outline of the plot and, at the same time, allowing to raise a 60-metre high tower. Its architecture was designed by MVRDV architectural firm.

Fabryczna Offices in Lodz, Poland

© MVRDV

The plinth is a band of retail spaces on the ground floor with offices above and depth that allows daylight access all floors. The rounded plinth and the tower are curved to create a series of smaller volumes, which gives the project a more intimate scale and also provides a more individual identity to future tenants.

Total area
31,000 m²
Storeys
13
Tower height
60 m

WSP for Fabryczna Offices

WSP participated in the project in three areas: structural design, mechanical design and electrical design.

The building contains two basement levels designated for a car parking designed as reinforced concrete structure. The superstructure consists of reinforced concrete elements locally with a large scale steel Vierendeel-type trusses overcoming significant spans over large column-free areas, linking the buildings together to provide an exceptional architectural form of the investment.

This project was designed in Autodesk Revit™ software which guarantees high quality of our service: an object modelled in 3D with meticulous documentation prepared on its basis facilitates efficient introduction of changes and enables rapid creation of lists of materials.