POBIEROWO – Inspired by the region’s waves and dunes, the Baltic Palace brings a contemporary edge to the small coastal village of Pobierowo, Poland. The design of the four-star hotel was the collaborative vision of Polish architects Piotr Michalewicz and Mateusz Tanski, both renowned for their technologically innovative approach to architecture. Mimicking the waves of the nearby beach, a curved glass façade creates departure from the surrounding context of traditional buildings, generating a fresh architectural expression for the town.
Glass forms the primary element of the design, wrapping the building in one continuous gesture, establishing a borderless transition between roof, façade and entrance plaza. Further accentuating the sloping form, rows of lighting strips run across the pedestrian walkway and pass up and over the building’s exterior surfaces. This effect illuminates the building at night generating a chilled atmosphere, drawing passers-by to the restaurant and outdoor terrace situated on the ground level. The façade’s regular intervals correspond with the interior layout, which runs rhythmically through the building for a succinct interior.
Guests enjoy a tranquil spa zone which includes a wellness centre, swimming pools and saunas. The building’s transparent midsection lends itself to bright hotel rooms while the pinnacle is reserved for luxury apartment suites. Corresponding with the building’s wave-like exterior, the interior’s textures and colour palette create a harmonious and serene environment for hotel guests. Set discreetly below ground, a nightclub and conference centre can celebrate late into the night without disturbing weary guests above.