The issue of general cargo long-term storage which was necessary for the port was largely solved by the construction of a dedicated “government” Warehouse no. 5 in the second line of the Polish Quay. The design was prepared by a prosperous design-build company: the K. Jaskulski – K. Brygiewicz Engineering Company represented by its owner, Kazimierz Jaskulski Msc and his partner Konstanty Brygiewicz MSc.
The construction of the warehouse was completed in two stages, which was often practised to spread the investment costs in time. The spacial and functional arrangement of the warehouse’s five storeys was based on a system of corridors with 20 separate storage rooms (300 m2 each) in each floor. The vertical transport of goods was completed with̨ nine lifts and staircases located in three places. The composition of the elevations is highlighted by strips of vertical glazings n the places where the vertical passageways are. However, the outline of the frame grid whose fields are filled with bricks comes to the fore. This is why the name warehouse “H” stuck to the building.
Warehouse no. 5 was designed according to the modern architecture trends, which used constructivist ideas and elements in the spirit of moderate modernism, which toned down the avant-garde, slightly austere warehouse.