GRANARIA

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A haven for years

Apartments in the heart of the old town, overlooking the marina

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Granaria is a unique undertaking that combines the needs of a modern European city while respecting its heritage and rich history. It is a comprehensive urban concept, which will include apartments, commercial and service facilities, an underground parking garage and a modern hotel with numerous conference rooms. The project will be completed by a public square and a new pedestrian bridge connecting it with the city centre.

The name of the investment refers to the Latin word for the granary, as well as to the official name of one of the former districts of Gdańsk. It was here that the first granaries appeared more than 600 years ago, with as many as 340 of them at the peak of their greatest splendour. Unfortunately, the changing needs of trade and the turbulent history of the city have made Wyspa Spichrzów (Granary Island), for years the economic centre of one of the most important ports in Europe, a forgotten and abandoned place.

Designed in the spirit of New Urbanism, Granaria is a return to the classic structure of urban space, based on local history, atmosphere, ecology, functional mix and building tradition. The project aims to preserve the remains of the historical granaries and, at the same time, create a new space with a rich offering for both the city’s residents and visitors. As a result, Wyspa Spichrzów will regain its former glory from Hanseatic times and will become a stunning showpiece of Gdańsk, and the heart of the city will once again be teeming with life.

Gdańsk in 1935

View of Wyspa Spichrzów from the side of Długie Pobrzeże (Long Coast)

HISTORY OF WYSPA SPICHRZÓW

The Hanseatic League, an alliance of cities, was established in the middle of the 13th century, and as early as in the 14th century, Polish cities such as Gdańsk, Szczecin, Królewiec and Elbląg joined the Hanseatic League. Gdańsk was the largest Hanseatic city in this part of Europe and thanks to its favourable location at the intersection of trade routes and the mouth of the Vistula River, it became one of the most important European ports. Wyspa Spichrzów was the largest warehouse, where grain imported to Gdańsk by Polish raftsmen, hops, wood, hemp, flax, wax, cloth and many other items, often including luxurious goods, were stored in granaries. Trade flourished, the city developed and, together with its inhabitants, became richer.

Granaria is located on Wyspa Spichrzów, at the heart of Gdańsk. All of the city's main attractions are just a few minutes' walk away. This location means that Granaria residents will be able to enjoy everything the city has to offer, such as numerous restaurants, cafés, cinemas, museums, theatres and shops, without long commutes or traffic jams. Located right next door, Marina Gdańsk is an ideal place to pursue a passion for sailing and water sports and provides the opportunity to admire fantastic displays of a fleet of yachts sailing to the regatta. It is a new standard and a completely new quality of life in Gdańsk.

Bus and tram stops in the vicinity of Wyspa Spichrzów ensure easy and fast connections with other parts of the city. The most important communication points that connect Gdańsk with other cities are accessible by road at the following locations:

Railway station – 6 Railway station
SKM Gdańsk Śródmieście station – 5 minutes
Gdańsk Airport - 22 minutes

THE FIRST STAGE OF THE PROJECT

Apartment buildings overlooking Długie Pobrzeże

THE FIRST STAGE

In the first stage of the project, apartment buildings will be constructed, designed by Studio Architektoniczne Kwadrat, in which 136 spacious apartments with a unique view of Długie Pobrzeże, the Crane and Motława will be located. The ground floor of each building will be filled with commercial and service facilities, and with a view to improve the residents' well-being, the Holy Spirit footbridge is being built, which will facilitate direct communication between the island and the Old Town.

The culmination of this stage is the construction of a modern hotel, designed by the world-class architectural studio RKW from Düsseldorf. A total of 240 rooms, conference rooms, restaurants and service and trade facilities will provide the highest comfort to guests coming to Gdańsk for tourism or business purposes. From the viewing terrace, located 30 metres up, they will be able to admire the beauty of Gdańsk's Old Town, the mouth of the Motława River and yachts moored in the marina.

At the same time, works are being carried out to improve communication within the island, such as reconstruction of the Stągiewny Bridge, modernisation of the road system and construction of a two-storey underground parking garage beneath the buildings.

THE FIRST STAGE OF THE PROJECT

136 apartments right by the Motława river

THE SECOND STAGE OF THE PROJECT

500 flats with a multitude of service points required by the residents

THE SECOND STAGE

In the second stage of the investment, apartment buildings will be constructed, located in the quarter between Pożarnicza and Basztowa streets, according to the design by Mąka Sojka Architekci. Both the architecture itself and the way in which the buildings are to be finished with beautiful red brick directly reflect the style in which the historical granaries were built. More than 500 apartments of various sizes will fulfil the highest quality and aesthetic standards, and at the same time offer a wide choice to future residents.

This phase of the investment is complemented by the reconstruction of the marina and an increase in the number of berths for yachts, which will be able to move freely around Motława and the vicinity of the island thanks to the transformation of the Stągiewny Bridge into a drawbridge.

THE SECOND STAGE OF THE PROJECT

Projections and arrangement of sample flats

1 ROOM

2 ROOMS

3 ROOMS

4 ROOMS

THE SECOND STAGE OF THE PROJECT

Apartments in the heart of the old town, overlooking the marina

THE SECOND STAGE OF THE PROJECT

Service and recreation points: for the comfort of the residents, they will be fully
enclosed with ceilings, ensuring maximum silencing of the buildings.

FACILITIES

Granaria offers its inhabitants a completely new quality of life due to its unique combination – the advantages of living in the heart of a large city and, at the same time, in an enclave of peace where modernity and historical elements blend seamlessly. Residents will have at their disposal an internal patio filled with greenery and carefully arranged places to relax together. The café and restaurant concept, located on the ground floor, together with numerous service and commercial facilities, take everyday life to a new level. At the same time, the residents of Granaria will be able to benefit from everything a large city has to offer.

According to New Urbanism, newly created urban spaces should combine residential, service and recreational functions in order for people to be able to work, shop and spend leisure time in the closest vicinity of their place of residence, taking advantage of the cultural offer or going to the doctor. In addition, this space should be visually attractive, user-friendly and safe.

This is just what Granaria on Wyspa Spichrzów is like.

THE SECOND STAGE OF THE PROJECT

An internal patio filled with greenery.

 

Holy Spirit footbridge

CELE PUBLICZNE

In order to meet the needs of Gdańsk residents and tourists, the Granaria project also involves investment in public spaces, within which public facilities will be constructed and used by the city:

1. Renovation of the external streets of Wyspa Spichrzów (Chmielna, Pożarnicza and Motławska), the pedestrian promenade at the waterfront and reconstruction of the crossing of Podwale Przedmiejskie and Chmielna street

2. Reconstruction of Długie Pobrzeże

3. Transformation of Stągiewny Bridge into a drawbridge

4. Construction of a public footbridge connecting the northern tip of Wyspa Spichrzów with Długie Pobrzeże

5. Construction of a southern marina with additional berthing spaces for yachts

AUTHORS OF THE ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT FOR THE ENTIRE GRANARIA PROJECT

AUTHORS OF THE PROJECT FOR THE FIRST STAGE OF GRANARIA

AUTHORS OF THE PROJECT FOR THE SECOND STAGE OF GRANARIA

MACIEJ MĄKA

RADOSŁAW SOJKA

'We are inspired by the form, the shape, to which we give meaning. A shape that determines functionality and purpose. Lights and texture define the character of the project. A spatial communication tool. Our potential is the ability to adapt to the environment and respect the context. We are inspired by projects that affect space. Clear and functional. Our studio is a team of people for whom changing reality through architecture is a form of dialogue, a way to express their observations and interpret the environment.'

IMMOBEL POLAND:

IMMOBEL is the largest listed Belgian property developer. Ever since it was founded in 1863, the Group has developed and marketed innovative urban projects in response to the needs of cities and their inhabitants. Thanks to its bold strategy and a talented workforce IMMOBEL successfully expanded internationally to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Poland. Its portfolio now totals more than 800,000 m² under development and the Group has a market capitalisation of more than 550 MEUR, establishing its position as a market leader. The company - operating in Poland since 2011, is famous for refurbishing the Okrąglak in Poznań, currently finishing works at the historical CEDET in Warsaw – the old Smyk building and is preparing to build a modern office skyscraper called Central Point, which will be located at the junction of Świętokrzyska and Marszałkowska streets. In Gdańsk, the company is successfully operating a multi-functional investment called Granaria, located on the Granary Island.

MULTIBUD:

The MULTIBUD company has been known in the investment and construction services industry for several years. It operates a market in the form of a registered partnership (Polish: spółka jawna) and / or business activities conducted by Wojciech Ciurzyński and the Ciurzyński family members. A very active developer Wojciech Ciurzyński has been involved financially in the development of projects implemented in Warsaw for many years. He has developed with his partners in the capital quarters as Włochy, Ochota, Mokotów and Żoliborz. The total value of mentioned projects exceeds 50 m PLN. The MULTIBUD W. Ciurzyński company was registered in 2011 with the intention of a large-scale action by creating an investment vehicle with a portfolio of significant development projects acquired to be implemented in sufficiently strong partnerships configurations in interesting locations in Poland.