Student Depot Gdańsk Dormitory

  • area / size 75,347 sqft
  • Completed 2020
  • Location Gdańsk, Poland,
  • MIXD designed the inspiring Student Depot Gdańsk Dormitory to house students in Gdańsk, Poland.

    Regardless of the generation, they belong to, young people want to gain new experiences, spend time with their colleagues and friends in an interesting way, have fun. The space in which they live should therefore be inspiring, full of life, and attractive. Student Depot Gdańsk meets all the conditions to become such a lively center of student life: located close to the university, and at the same time close to the beach, providing accommodation to almost 400 students, and at the same time providing them with privacy in single or double rooms with kitchenettes and high-speed internet connections.

    Already crossing the threshold of the dormitory, we fall into the very center of events. The lobby is a meeting zone: you can stop here for a moment on the way from the university to your room, chat with friends, see who is playing a match, be invited to a party or to a game of your favorite game. Numerous conversation corners arranged with light armchairs and poufs, tables made of plastic beverage crates – spontaneous rearrangement is no problem. The eclectic, colorful equipment perfectly harmonizes with the wall graphics created in cooperation with the Kolektyf studio. Space is also enlivened by numerous potted flowers. The regular lattice pattern appears repeatedly in the entrance area and the lobby, which appears across all common spaces. The lobby connects seamlessly with the spacious canteen, adapted to meetings and shared meals – everyone can see what is happening there and join if they want to.

    An important place for the residents of Student Depot Gdańsk is the gaming room. The atmosphere, similar to the lobby, is quite informal here, conducive to meetings in a smaller or larger group. It sits on soft poufs and platforms. Boxes replace shelves. Colorful chairs were placed at the tables. There is no place for boredom here. The second element without which many young people cannot imagine their daily schedule is a sport, physical activity. The Student Depot Gdańsk fitness zone has a slightly futuristic, mysterious atmosphere inspired by vaporwave aesthetics: dark colors, unreal space flooded with colorful, neon light, strong stimulation of the senses. It is more like a club or music video plan than a typical gym.

    Design: MIXD
    Design Team: Piotr Kalinowski, Katarzyna Majer-Hola, Joanna Mazurek, Anna Stachi, Adam Warchoł
    Photography: Jakub Bak