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Project for a cider production complex in Belsk Duży. An idea to support the Polish orchard industry

28 of December '21

{tag:studenci}, a graduate of the Bydgoszcz University of Technology, decided to take up the theme of Polish fruit farming by designing a cider production complex in Belsk Duży. The proposed complex of buildings created in the trend of sustainable architecture includes production, storage, catering, administrative and educational functions. The author also included a new park setting, full of various apple tree species.

The presented project by Patrycja Lukaszewska is a master's thesis carried out under the supervision of Monika Trojanowska, PhD, at the Jan and Jędrzej Śniadecki Faculty of Construction, Architecture and Environmental Engineering at the Bydgoszcz University of Technology.

Projekt kompleksu
produkcji cydru w Belsku Dużym, widok z lotu ptaka

The designed complex is surrounded by orchards and a park

© Patrycja Lukaszewska

cider production complex

The author's goal was to create a model architectural concept of a cider production complex, as a proposal to support Polish fruit farming. The author decided to locate the designed complex in the village and commune of Belsk Duży. The proposed complex combines several functions: production, catering, education, as well as administration. The architect assumed that the users of the complex will be mainly local residents and visitors to the village.

Projekt kompleksu
produkcji cydru w Belsku Dużym, obiekt otaczają ogrody

The main building is characterized by a glass façade

© Patrycja Lukaszewska

When designing the complex of buildings, I paid attention to the aesthetic feeling and the relationship of the user with the environment. In addition to their production purpose, the buildings are also intended to be a place for meetings of the local community and education about the Polish orchard industry and its contribution to the economy," says the author about the design work.

Projekt kompleksu
produkcji cydru w Belsku Dużym, PZT

The study area is located in the largest orchard region in Poland

© Patrycja Lukaszewska

largest orchard region

The study area is located in the largest orchard region in Poland, which covers a total of about 40,000 hectares. It is a leading region in matters of cultivation, technology, organization and quality of orchard production. The proposed cider production complex is located near the Ferrero factory and the historic palace and park complex and consists of several buildings: the main building , a machinery warehouse and three production buildings.

Projekt kompleksu
produkcji cydru w Belsku Dużym, budynki produkcyjne

The complex consists of several buildings:
the main building, a machinery warehouse and three production buildings

© Patrycja Lukaszewska

The first building contains catering, training and administrative functions. In addition, there is a tasting room, and the training section can be used for events for individual customers. The other buildings are used for the production of cider from apples from apple trees growing on the plot and supplied from local fruit growers.

Rzut budynku
głównego, parter

main building, 0 level plan

© Patrycja Lukaszewska

sustainable architecture

One of the author's main objectives was to create a proposal for a safe space for employees and users of the complex, which also provides an opportunity for the integration of visitors and education about fruit growing. The facilities were designed in accordance with the trend of sustainable and ecological architecture. The structure of the buildings was made using CLT(cross-laminated timber) technology, i.e.cross-laminated andcross-laminated timber, and the cladding of the complex's facilities is made of recycled wood. All facilities have been adapted for people with disabilities.

Elewacje budynku

The facades are covered with recycled wood

© Patrycja Lukaszewska

The author did not forget about the surroundings of the complex - she proposed a new park setting, in which she placed different species of apple trees. The park is a place conducive to tranquility and contemplation, as well as education. The architect also assumed that fruit from the park would be used in the designed restaurant.

simple masses and gabled roofs

The architectural form of the main building was created from simple solids and took the form of interpenetrating buildings with gabled roofs, says Patrycja.

 Projekt kompleksu
produkcji cydru w Belsku Dużym nocą

The front part of the main building consists of two separate elements

© Patrycja Lukaszewska

The student divided the front part of the building into two separate elements, in such a way as to create separate consumption and tasting rooms. The front elevation in this part was completely glazed to better illuminate these parts of the building. The storage and production buildings, on the other hand, follow the shape of the rear elevation of the main building. The simple block took the form of a building with a gable roof. The axis of symmetry of the roof was shifted, making all the buildings visually coherent.

rojekt kompleksu
produkcji cydru w Belsku Dużym, taras restauracji

restaurant terrace

© Patrycja Lukaszewska

In my thesis, I addressed the problem of spatial shaping of architectural objects for modern orcharding, presented the history of orcharding, and the contribution of orcharding to the agricultural economy of Poland. I also explained exactly what cider is. My project is also a proposal for a model solution to the problem of disposing of apples on the Polish market," Patrycja summarizes and says about the content of her master's thesis.

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