Music School Design to Lower Air Pollution

In response to the increasing air pollution in Kraków, Polish studio FAAB has developed a concept for a music school covered with a mossy roof designed to absorb large amounts of airborne pollutants. The technology employs a special moss culture that attracts pollutants such as nitrous oxide, ozone and other particulates, and converts them into its own biomass. The building houses three faceted structures occupying the site of a former military base close to the Vistula River. By applying this moss technology to around 1,300 square meters of the school's external surface area, the architects claim the reduction in air pollution would be equivalent to planting approximately 33,000 trees. The music school would follow a linear formation within a park setting.

The largest of the buildings would contain the main learning spaces, which includes music practice rooms, theatrical performance rooms, offices and general service areas. A concert hall occupies the position closest to the river, while a small guest house is located on its own alongside a plaza at the site's main entrance. External walls would feature oversized wooden lap paneling that mirrors the city's vernacular architecture, while polished brass detailing would add a modern element to the design.

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