The garden is the heart of the Olivia Business Center office complex, with an area of over 200,000 sq meters and employing nearly 12,000 people. The building is located in the business district of the Tri-City and is one of the most modern facilities in Pomerania Of Poland.
▼项目概览，overall of the project © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
▼分析图，diagram © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
What distinguishes this project from others is an uncompromising approach to create the right atmosphere for people in the space of a natural exotic garden. The result was a hybrid of Nature Connect (human-nature-technology-building), a space for work and relaxation with a year-round garden. To achieve this, we have developed a climate control technology that is innovative on a European scale. Such an equivalent of “automatic weather”, thanks to which we can control the temperature, humidity, sunlight, and air exchange regardless of changing external climatic conditions, ensure the well-being of plants and the comfort of garden users. It is the only place where a person can feel like an exotic landscape and in addition, do not feel the discomfort that often accompanies being in the tropics.
▼鸟瞰，bird’s eye view © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
A living space combining nature and architecture © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
▼夹层结构分析图，mezzanine design process © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
The Nature Connect concept used in Olivia Garden is based on the assumption that the arrangement of the entire space is built in such a way as to fully reflect the mood of the natural ecosystem, positively influencing the well-being of people. The design takes care of the most important details, such as noise level, air quality, type of light, and an environment filled with nature. The lively, rich ecosystem of the rainforest has been recreated with great care. The garden is decorated with plants from Indonesia, Australia, New Guinea, Madagascar, Venezuela, or tropical Amazon forests. They create four zones for garden users: dialogue, relaxation, coworking, food & drink. A mezzanine, terraces, paths, and ramps were built between them.
▼热带自然景观营造出异国风情，Tropical natural landscapes create an exotic atmosphere © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
▼木制露台形成的论坛区与休闲座位，the timber structures form a tribune area and casual seatings © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
▼由夹层看花园，viewing the garden from the mezzanine © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
Olivia Garden is the first step towards finding solutions that will help us better understand the relationship between human comfort and nature. By introducing “nature connect infrastructure” to buildings, we create a relaxed atmosphere, bond with nature, which has a positive effect on the level of commitment, creativity, and interaction between people.
▼餐饮区，food & drink area © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
▼夹层结构下的工作区，working area beneath the mezzanine © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
▼室内气候分析图，interior climate analysis diagram © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
Thanks to the technology and experience of Malinowski Design, similar installations can faithfully reflect almost any part of tropical ecosystems, with full climate control and with care for the well-being of people. It does not have to be a greenhouse or a pavilion, but it can be any space, even the difficult and unwanted one, where there is a chance for a little peace and a place that will be vibrant and energetic. The entire composition consists not only of lush vegetation but also many other elements that we could encounter, for example, in a rainforest. Fallen trees overgrown with moss, rocks entwined with tree roots, reflect the natural environment.
▼建筑与花园细部，details of the architecture and the garden © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
▼林间小路，The path through the rainforest © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
▼热带植物，Tropical plants © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
▼建造过程，construction process © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
A garden without a climate control system would be unbearable for users. Olivia Garden is a typical greenhouse facility which according to an analysis carried out by Cundall, in summer periods, without climate control, can reach temperatures of over 50 degrees Celsius. In winter, the building loses temperature quickly due to high thermal inertia. The same goes for humidity or sunlight. Heating or cooling alone is not enough to set the humidity appropriate for people, so the technology used in Olivia Garden provides full control over these parameters. The goal was to create a garden that will serve its users regardless of the time of day or year. The climate control scenario ensures that the temperature in summer and winter is constantly fluctuating between 22-25 °C. The climatic conditions of the garden are controlled by a climate control system managed by a single computer. Such a system includes many devices, such as a heating and cooling unit with a ventilation system, a fogging installation, assimilation lighting, plant irrigation and fertilization system with a nutrient recovery solution, shading curtains, a mechanism for opening side windows.
▼平面图，plans © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
▼夹层结构剖面图，section of the mezzanine structure © MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
Project Name: exotic garden at workplace
Architecture Firm: MalinowskiDesign Urban&landscape
Firm Location: Warsaw, Poland
Will your project be realized?:Yes
Completion Year (if applies):2021
Gross Built Area:800 sqm
Project location: Gdansk, Poland
budget: 5 000 000,00 USD
Lead Architects: Dariusz Malinowski
Lead Architects e-mail: email@example.com
Design Team: Dariusz Malinowski, Daniel Konopka, Beniamin Straszewski, Tomasz Kurtek, Jakub Woźny
Clients: Olivia Business Centre
Botanical consultancy: Joanna Bogdanowicz
Construction: BJK Architekci, Skills Group Dariusz Czeplina
Aquaristics: Jakub Kordas
Lightning: QLAB Laboratory of Light
Sound system: Mood Media