The Flagship filling station of the future has been designed by KAMJZ Architects who now operate solely under the name of MJZ Architects. This filling station is located in Warsaw, Poland, and has won hearts worldwide with its spectacular design. The firm aims to achieve excellence in the performance of its buildings and master plans with the ideology of human-centered designs as well as innovative solutions.
With the concept of a modern, environment-friendly green design, the station has been made acceptable for any future fuel and urban mobility scenario. The design of this filling station embodies a modern structure that would cater to delivering bigger comfort not only to the drivers but also to other occupants of the space by giving recreational facilities for an enhanced experience.
The rooftop has also been designed as a place for public interaction and relaxation while the car is being serviced, to add to the level of comfort, green areas which are usually designed surrounding the building as safety buffer zones have now been given on the roof for added comfort along with aesthetics. The filling station design brings together under one roof, standing and hanging filling stations, a massive shopping area, restaurants, showrooms, car wash area, car parking area, and a green rooftop park.
The station has been designed to be flexible and transformable for the time in the future when electric cars would become more in use. Within a week, the petroleum infrastructure could be transformed into an electric one by replacing a gas-oriented facility with a charging station.
The modern structure exhibits a massive usage of glass as it lets the natural light penetrate and reach within the building. The shades used on the exterior revolve around white and grey tones with a highlight of yellow and orange. Made with modern materials, the structure stands strong as an upcoming filling station for the future.
KAMJZ Architects, now MJZ Architects believe that sustainability is not just a project feature but a way of designing, a thought, a philosophy, and an important way to incorporate nature into the cities which is the need of the hour. In the times of today when we can see the urbanscape taking over nature for the mere purpose of constructing a greater number of buildings, MJZ Architects have designed the filling station in a way that nature and its elements have been incorporated within its planning.
The design of the Flagship Filling Station of the Future also aims at bringing to use intelligent solutions that enable the structure to make regenerative energy. This imbibes a sensational concept that is both exciting as well as gives us an intriguing glimpse of the future.
The changing conditions due to climate change altered the approach towards this futuristic design. This influenced the firm to make the maximum use of natural resources to the very core of the building combined with innovative energy usage techniques.
The Filling Station also has its water resources planned as there is a considerable amount of water used in one single car wash. A generous area has been left open to the sky with grass and greenery spread all across, the mud bed underneath absorbs rainwater and channels it to the underground water level. This water is then pumped with the help of a motor and used for the car wash.
With its well thought and skillfully crafted design, the Flagship Filling Station of the Future has been appreciated through the pages of the most prestigious magazines and institutions. The design has bagged various awards as well and has been declared as the Winner of German Design Award 2018 under the category of Architecture and Excellence in Communication Design, it has also been nominated for the Building of the Year 2016 on the World Architecture Festival WAF in Berlin, and has been exhibited in the La Biennale di Venezia- 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy in 2016.
The Flagship Filling Station of the Future housed in Warsaw, Poland has set up a benchmark in its field and has brought a thought of futuristic design hand-in-hand with a sustainable approach for us to ponder upon.