Located in close vicinity to Bonarka City Center, a popular shopping and entertainment hub in Kraków, Poland, you can find Bonarka for Business (B4B). This award-winning office park consists of 10 innovative buildings. One of them, ‘Building F’ of the Bonarka for Business (B4B) development, is cladded with Rockpanel Woods.
Bonarka For Business (B4B) Building F
The eight-storey Building F is designed as an open plan concept, characterized by an abundance of natural light. Concentrated in the center of the floor plan is a vertical circulation core that consists of a lift, cased exit stairs, service shafts, restrooms, utility rooms and staff lounges. This centralization leaves the surrounding floor area free. This large space can be subdivided into offices for one, two, three or four tenants – with smaller divisions also possible.
Freedom in façade design in open plan concept
In addition to affording maximum spatial flexibility, a particular benefit of an open plan concept such as this is the freedom provided in terms of façade design. The north and south façades of the building are clad with a mullion and transom glazed façade system that floods the building interior with
Rockpanel Woods: warm appearance for office facade
For the eastern and western façades, the architects were looking for a durable and low-maintenance material suitable for a large area that could offset the coolness of glass with the appearance of natural wood. Project architect Malgorzata Dworzak-Bobula found the perfect solution in Rockpanel façade cladding, as these panels have a high-quality appearance and are resistant against environmental elements. The architect adds: “We needed to attach the façade cladding mechanically and for use in a tall building (30m) it couldn't be too heavy. This product was perfect. The supplier provided us full and efficient information regarding these products and their specification. We also had access to a wide range of samples, which we could use to see which would work best in combination with all the other materials we were using.”