Kristián Vnučko, Jeremi Mroziński, Mateusz Robak, Józef Wierzbowski, Maria Kwiatkowska, Michalina Zesławska, Aleksandra Szczębara
The Hrabina Reservoir is located in the western part of the town of Český Těšín, in the area between the road bypassing the town to the Chotěbuz border crossing and the road leading from Havířov through Český Těšín to the town of Třinec. Lípová Street and the main road to Havířov or Ostravská Street lead to the dam. The reservoir was built in the Hrabina Valley on the Hrabinka River in 1953 and covers an area of less than 9 hectares. The reservoir is mainly used for flood protection, sport fishing and recreational purposes.
The dam was built in the 1950s as a recreational area for the inhabitants of Český Těšín. Construction works were carried out by the Třinecké stavby company in 1953. The reservoir was surrounded by beaches, there was a restaurant and a clubhouse of the boating club of Třinec Ironworks. In 1962, the first fishing competitions were held there
The Mood for Wood design workshop created a piece of furniture, an angler’s stand, which fishing enthusiasts will use, and elderly residents of Cieszyn who often come to fish on the banks of the Hrabinka River. The facility can also be used for annual fishing competitions.
The group designed 2 small fishing pitches on the two banks of the Hrabina damm
The designed piece of furniture is a type of a pier with facilities for anglers, it provides a connection between the walking path and the shore of the reservoir, a place to sit and a small roof. The structure consists of the main platform with a length of 6.5 m and a smaller one suspended in cantilever over the water. Transverse beams support doubled columns with modular spacing. Between the tallest pillars there is a roof that provides shelter on rainy days. The pier starts at the pavement level, which makes it easier for people with disabilities to access. Due to the slope of the terrain, it changes its height and can be used as a sitting area below. The platform is also equipped with special shelves with hangers, which allow for hanging bags, among other things. They form a characteristic graphic composition on the structure of the pier.
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Archigrest about themselves: „We are architects. We have been working together since 2008 and as Archigrest since 2015. We have gained experience in Paris, London, Berlin and Warsaw. Currently, our studio consists of 7 young architects. We engage in research, unusual educational projects and workshops. We are inspired by the „ruins of the future”: unrealised and forgotten visions of a better tomorrow, stalled construction sites and abandoned spaces taken over by „fourth nature”. Our work is based on solid research and local conditions, so we form interdisciplinary expert teams for specific tasks. We design parks, squares, estates, public buildings, houses, exhibitions, home interiors and shops. We have won several architectural competitions. We operate mainly in Warsaw, where we are designing/building two parks on post-industrial sites. Maciej teaches at the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology.”