The design of the multifunctional building ordered by the “Bananas” Polish Fruit Industry company was among the most architecturally interesting ones in the port. The company which was founded in 1933 traded in imported colonial goods and southern fruit. Among others, it imported green (immature) bananas and prepared them for sale in special ripening chambers.
The building of the “Bananas” company was a functional combination of banana ripening room, warehouses, offices and the technical and utility facilities. Its moderately modernist design stood out̨ when it came to the building body solutions and the interior design, including the two staircases which were each other’s mirror images. The vertical composition of the small interwindow pillars was̨ integrated into the central part of the façade and geometric entrance arcades were designed for the side parts. An expressive frieze under the ceiling with a geometric brick structure, which went around the entire body of the building, was a unique solution applied in the design. All the carefully composed elements were made of two colours of face bricks.
After World War II, the building was used as a part of a state-owned company which operated in the entire port. In 1991, based on the act on privatisation of the state-owned companies, it was transformed into a company wholly owned by the State Treasury called the Commercial Sea Pot of Gdynia SA (since 1996 Port Gdynia Holding SA) supervised by the Port of Gdynia Authority SA (since 1999). In 2015, more or less half of the former building of the “Bananas” company was pulled down. A fragment of the western wall of the building was left. A new investment was completed where the building used to be. The fragment of the renovated elevation was integrated into its structure.