Gasometer – Conix Architects
Renovation of a gas terminal and reconversion into apartments. The gasometer dates back from the beginning of the 19th century so in order to integrate the existing landscape of Warsaw’s countryside into the gasometer we needed to use the same elements in the concept by designing this housing project.
Inside the gasometer the main road becomes the main central axis between the newly designed apartments. By designing the new buildings outside the gasometer we followed the parcelling dimensions of the surroundings.
To preserve the authentic spatial feeling of the curved bricks wall and windows, the dome and the special play of lights and shadows, the design concept has 3 basic ideas:
1. The existing facade creates a magic atmosphere in the inside space of the building and should be preserved as much as possible in the new design.
2. Between the new apartment blocks a main central axis is created.
3. The shape of main void created by the central axis becomes the point of departure for the volumetric of the new apartment building.