Sted: Lodz, Polen
Areal: 5.600 m2
The main concept is to work with changing scenerys and different kinds of energy flows. Water, forest and action zones are the prime scenarios of change within the Patio. These themes will all be reflected in the interior of the shopping centre.
The Patio will operate as an area centred round the path system and the various sub-areas of the patio. Here, life takes place through common activities, individual absorption and interaction between people. The Patio stretches its way into the connecting main street of the shopping centre. It´s unique location in the centre landscape renders visibililty and strength.
Each sub-area has its own, individual characteristics, just as a human brain with its folded nerve system and concentrated areas that registers and communicates each single sense of perception. The movement between these different atmospheres and stimulations of the senses – such as sounds, scents, material mixtures, physical activities etc.- is the fundamental vitality for the proposal.
Central to the experience of the proposal is the flowing movement of the path and space layout through the heart of the shopping centre. In some areas of the patio the paths are narrow, in other areas they a zone of luxuriant forest can be integrated with wild plantation. Some areas can have wild honeysuckle and ferns while other areas in the zone along the path consists of wetlands with reed and iris. On a late summer’s night you can walk through scented groves of honeysuckle and wild roses or on an early morning see the mist rising from the wetlands.