GRC Projects

SERENADA MALL, KRAKOW, POLAND

Designers vision was to create something new, something that has been never done before,
GRC Beton team helped with realization of this idea.

     

The SERENADA mall, located at Dobrego Pasterza Street in Krakow, is an attempt to break the statically neutral facade by using means of artistic expression.

Serenada Mall, Krakow, Poland project

Shopping malls are usually large-scale objects, located in most cases in urban and downtown spaces. These are typically introverted assumptions in which stores are located along the internal promenades. Such functional solutions cause that the huge facades of these objects are usually "dead", they do not create a field of interaction with public space. Designers vision was to create something new, something that has been never done before GRC Beton project team helped with realization of this idea.

The authors intended to introduce in the designed object in the form of a ceramic prefabricate in two forms: four cross elements forming a specific "window", which fill the cubical element, extended slightly from the face of the façade. The diagonal structure of the elevation gains dynamism, and thanks to the offset from the outer supporting wall, it generates a shadow on sunny days and the depth of the structure on days without the sun.

Serenada Mall, Krakow, Poland project

Cost of half a kilometre of elevation high at 12-18 m was too high. Therefore, the ceramic product was replaced with a pre-cast concrete, coloured in bulk, in a colour similar to traditional brick.

 

Serenada is 19.330m2 facade area, 900 panel types. To cover GRC Beton, Poland manufactured 128.000 GRC elements is 3.056 panels. Combines precast elements reinforced by stainless steel. Specially designed stainless steel supporting structure let us create something what have never been done before.

 

Serenada Mall, Krakow, Poland project

GRC Beton was responsible for: Production combines precast elements GRC elements with stainless steel reinforcement, production stainless steel supporting structure, installation façade on site.

 

From the idea GRC Beton team designed an individual panel reinforcement for all 900 types what let us prove that GFRC is freedom of design.

 

Project Size:   19.330m2 facade area, 900 panel types
GFRC Panels:   128,000 GRC elements in 3,056 panels
Producer of GRC:   GRC Beton Poland
Construction Completed:   July 2018