Piotr Wieczorek, Bernadetta Budzik, Alicja Przygon, Akos Miklos, Adrienn Prépost, Éva Hoffmann, Mária Gabániová
Katerina Klacková, Magda Mikudova, Wojciech Jenerowicz
Lake Malta, known also as the Maltański Reservoir, is an artificial lake in Poznań. It was formed in 1952 as a result of the damming of the Cybina River. It is about 2.2 km long (with the circuit of 5,6 km), which makes the lake the biggest man-made lake of the city. The water is 3.1 m deep on average with a maximum about 5 m. There are a number of recreational attractions along the edge of the lake including: an artificial ski slope, an artificial ice rink, a zoological garden, Kolejka Parkowa Maltanka – a narrow railway, the Mound of Freedom, seasonal bikes rental – MaltaBike
The lake also has one of the oldest man-made rowing venues in Europe – The Malta Regatta Course. This dates back to 1952 and has held a number of Rowing World Cup events.
The lake also gives its name to the Malta theatre festival, held in Poznań annually in June, with some of the shows taking place next to the lake.
The beach at Malta Lake is located on the southern shore of the lake near the picnic area. There is a designated bathing area at the beach – a marked section of the lake used by bathers. The swimming area is usually open during the summer season from 15 June to 31 August from 10am to 6pm.
The site now offers a grassy beach and a specially designated part of the lake for children to play and swim, which are separated by concrete piers. There are refreshment stands available, a beach football pitch and beach volleyball court, a street workout area and walking paths.
The current water-sport area includes jetties with lifeguard towers and a 2330.0m2 pool, intended for swimmers and a swimming pool with a surface area of 800.8m2 for those unable to swim with a children’s paddling pool. The width of the bathing area along the shore is 100 m.
-adapted to the terrain and fit well into the space (e.g. visually open to a body of water, using the slope of the land towards the water),
-adapted to different ages and levels of fitness (e.g. different heights of seats, footrests to make it easier for older people to stand up, the possibility to set up a pram or put down sticks, etc.),
-allowing you to relax both sitting and lying down,
-of a varied nature – some elements can also be used for support groups during competitions, one of the elements can also be used as a platform in the water
allowing poles to be placed in the vicinity of benches (many senior citizens use Nordic walking poles),
-it is advisable to use shading elements,
-it is also worth considering the possibility of providing information on the rules of cheering during kayaking or rowing competitions (e.g. by posting QRcode),
The appearance and form of the installation are inspired by the surrounding environment. By designing a vertical element we aim to create a balance between the dominant vertical structures in the area. Additionally, the color combination of blue, red, and white reflects the color scheme commonly found at the site. By positioning the structure in a way that frames the view towards the city center, it encourages people to explore their surroundings. The installation also includes seats around the table, providing an excellent opportunity for gathering and spending time. It serves as a meeting point for people using the walking path around the lake.
Overall, the proposed installation aims to revitalize the beach area near Malta Lake, making it more inviting and engaging for visitors. It creates a prominent landmark,
Architects from Austria/ Slovakia