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An oasis of silence

Sopoteka: a library where every visitor can find a spot to disconnect or socialize with "BuzziHub" and "BuzziBooth".
5/2/2017
Alain Gilles was inspired by beach cabins for the design of the "BuzziHub", exactly what architect Sikora was looking for to make a connection with the wicker beach chairs that you can find along the Baltic Sea.

The Sopoteka is a multimedia library located in the new shopping mall and train station of Sopot, Poland. It is designed as an answer to the demand for libraries equipped with modern hardware, professional software, e-books and access to global databases. Sikora Wnetrza architects got their inspiration from the unbridled, open essence of Sopot and nature penetrating the city. The subtleness of the sea beach, the succulent green of the woods and the sentimental elements which are characteristic for the Sopot landscape.

The architect chose for "BuzziSpace" to add to this atmosphere. The "BuzziHub" by Alain Gilles is inspired by beach cabins and this is exactly what the architect was looking for to make a connection with the wicker beach chairs that you can find along the Baltic Sea. Thanks to the "BuzziHub" and "BuzziBooth" every visitor can find a spot to disconnect or to socialize and feel at home.

For the library "BuzziBooth" is upholstered with a 100% recycled fabric in natural color with a white laminate worktop. The integrated backlight creates ambient as well as functional lighting. Both "BuzziHub" and "BuzziBooth" have inclined sides and roof with 3D pattern to maximize sound diffusion and to dampen the outside sounds. These acoustic cells can be used as a temporary workstation or meeting space and can create secluded areas in an open space.

The inclined sides and top with a 3D pattern maximize sound diffusion and dampen the outside sounds. These acoustic cells are the perfect temporary workstation for focused work.
BuzziBooth Single is a temporary workstation for one and creates secluded areas in an open space.
The reference to the Baltic Sea is clear from how Sikora Wnetrza Architekten chose sandy tones for the rooms and furniture in bright wood.

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Catalogue 2016