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.
The façade is an independent vented cladding made of the Nordic Blue Traditional oxidised blue copper.
- 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
IMPET E. MOŻEJKO-ROGOWSKA
Katowice, Ogrodzieńskiego 9
Architecture: E. Możejko-Rogowska, Architect
Construction: A. Szydłowski, M.Sc. Eng.
ARCO System Sp. z o. o.
Brzezinka, Pławska 1b, 32-600 Oświęcim