Vectra TV, Gdynia, Poland

The Project
The Vectra Cable Television offices were awarded the “Best Gdynia Investment Award” in 2005. The project involved a two-building office complex in Gdynia Orłowo, located on the Orłowska Górka, to house the new business office of TV Vectra as well as the Hotel Kuracyjny with rehabilitation centre and health spa.

The buildings and the immediate surroundings were designed by the architects Jacek Droszcz and Adam Kościecha from the Kwadrat Architectonic Studio, whilst the interior is the work of the Kolor Plus workshop. The complex covers 9,612 m² in a prestigious area of Gdynia at the intersection of Popiela street and Zwycięstwa avenue.

Architect Jacek Droszcz explained “We decided to design two structures – an office building with a decidedly dominating form and the Hotel Kuracyjny. The construction of guesthouses in Orłowo is a tradition, while the rehabilitation function of the hotel is tied to the firm’s practice of hiring people with disabilities. Provision of these services to external clients means that the location has become more active, while the city and its residents have gained a new common space. They have also found here a pleasant walking path, which connects their neighbourhood with the centre of the district and the transport routes. A previously dead and empty area of the city has now come alive.”

A low-level office building occupies an area of 5,305 m². It has four storeys (including the basement level) with a total cubic are of 17,032 m3. The ground floor houses, among other facilities, a call centre and billing centre, a cafeteria for employees, office space and conference rooms.

The first floor is occupied by offices, meeting rooms and halls designed for seminars, equipped with a modern audio-visual system. The top floor features offices for the Board, meeting rooms and a conference room. From the conference room, a stunning view of the sea and a panorama of the Orłowski Cliff unfolds.

The second building, with a total area of 2,500 m², includes the Hotel Kuracyjny, a rehabilitation centre and health spa. The rehabilitation centre is well equipped to serve, among other disciplines Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Neurology and post-treatment therapy. This allows employees of the Vectra Group and residents of Gdynia, Gdańsk and Sopot to enjoy a wide range of treatments under the supervision of professional physiotherapists and doctors.

The glazing on all floors incorporates Pilkington Suncool™ Blue 50/27, one of high performance solar control products. Pilkington Suncool™ Blue 50/27 is a solar control glass with low emissivity properties. It is characterised by high light transmittance of around 50 per cent, as well as low solar energy transmittance of 27 per cent. Excellent solar control performance, as well as a Ug value of 1.1, guarantees optimum comfort levels in both summer and winter, as well as contributing to significant savings in energy use.

Additional requirements for the façade were sound insulation as well as anti-intruder protection for rooms located on lower floors. After an in-depth analysis, the decision was made to use Pilkington Optilam™ 9,5 laminated glass, which when combined with Pilkington Suncool™ Blue solar control glass with a thickness of 6 mm, provides noise attenuation of 40 dB as well as anti-intruder security at P4A class level. A blue tone to the glazing harmonises perfectly with the colour scheme of the aluminium framework and other elements of the façade.

The architecture of the complex and the choice of building materials allow the structure to integrate with the greenery of the picturesque slope of Orłowska Górka.
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Project Details
Surface Area
1560 m²
253 Zwycięstwa Str., Gdynia-Orłowo, Poland
Opening Date
Building Type
  • Office Building
Telewizja Kablowa Vectra SA
About the Architect/Installer
Studio Kwadrat arch. Jacek Droszcz
General contractor: Allcon SA Gdynia; Installer: Polnord SA; IGU producer: Pilkington IGP
Benefit Led Categories
  • Safety Security
  • Solar Control
  • Thermal Insulation