Brama Miasta Łodzi, office buildings, Poland

Brama Miasta Łodzi is an office and commercial complex that started its operations this spring. The new buildings are located in the center of Łódź, close to the new Łódź Fabryczna train station. Their impressive look comes from COR-TEN® steel and black Liberta rainscreen panels delivered by Ruukki.

Partners

  • General contractor: Skanska
  • Architectural design: Medusa Group
  • Year: 2019-2020

 

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Ruukki delivered COR-TEN flat sheets in three thicknesses – 1.5 mm, 2 mm and 3 mm for the general contractor Skanska. The total amount of COR-TEN steel delivered in two stages was more than 6,000 m2. The customer wanted to learn all about COR-TEN properties before placing the order, since this material constituted an essential part of the entire façade and had a strong impact on the selection of other solutions and the final visual effect. Ruukki also delivered almost 300 m2 of Liberta original 102 cladding in black RAL 9005.

“Facades covered with a panel mosaic, made with COR-TEN panels and black Ruukki Liberta panels, give a spatial dimension and different, changing impressions depending on where you view it from. The dance between these huge buildings becomes dynamic from the perspective of people traveling along one of the city’s main roads, located near the buildings,” says Przemo Łukasik, one of the owners of Medusa Group, which was responsible for this project.