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Magnetic Resonance Workroom, Katowice

arch. E. Możejko-Rogowska

"Magnetic resonance space" sounds mysterious, and in the pursuit of its form, I let myself be carried away by magic.

The solid body of the laboratory corresponds in shape to a magnetic field’s impact line. The copper clad façade gives the building a feeling of safety. The blue of the copper adds lightness, responding to the surrounding green of the environment, at the same time contrasting with the colour pattern of the existing Radiology Department building. The vertical sheets (featuring standing seam joints) and window gaps form a bar code – the ubiquitous symbol of modern times.

The simple, light form of the link with the existing building enables the ‘magic’ to be separated from the reality.

The laboratory interior is a pure embodiment of functionalism, owing to the division into the patient, personnel and technical zones. The first zone, located next to the entrance (cabins, patient preparation rooms, toilet), transitions smoothly into the personnel zone (control room, consulting room) and the patient, heading towards the magnet room, is given a sense of trust and safety. The technical zone comprises a series of closed compartments, where only the medical staff are allowed.

Back to the link: entrance from the outside, an airlock, the passage to the Radiotherapy department interior… the Radiotherapy department external façade is a reminder of the recent “blooming” of the laboratory.

Copper application

The façade is an independent vented cladding made of the Nordic Blue Traditional  oxidised blue copper.

Façade layers

  • Porotherm 44 P+W load bearing wall
  • system substructure
  • OSB underlay (two 10 mm boards laid with staggered joints)
  • separating mat
  • copper sheet with standing seam joints

Window sills and flashing made of the Nordic Blue Traditional oxidised copper joined with standing seams.

Gutters and downpipes made of natural copper.

Covered area                                   256.66 m

Cubic capacity                                  1,085.27 m

Copper façade area       171.81 m

Design author

IMPET E. MOŻEJKO-ROGOWSKA

Katowice,  Ogrodzieńskiego 9

Architecture: E. Możejko-Rogowska, Architect

Construction: A. Szydłowski, M.Sc. Eng.

Contractor:

ARCO System Sp. z o. o.

Brzezinka, Pławska 1b, 32-600 Oświęcim

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Building

Owner: 
Szpital im St. Leszczyńskiego
Completion date: 
2011
Country: 
Poland
Zip code: 
40-074
City: 
Katowice
Street: 
Raciborska 27
Location: 

Categories

Applications: 
Facades/Part seams
Type of building: 
Health and social care
Copper used: 
Pre-patinated
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
IMPET E. MOŻEJKO-ROGOWSKA
Address & description: 
Katowice ul. Ogrodzieńskiego 9

Copper contractors

Title: 
ARCO System Sp. z o. o.
Address & description: 
Brzezinka ul. Pławska 1b 32-600 Oświęcim

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