In years 1934-1935, a modern office building was built for the Polish-Scandinavian transport company “Polskarob” in Gdynia’s Kamienna Góra district in Korzeniowskiego Street. The three-storey, detached building with an unusual location in an exclusive residential area accommodated offices and a luxurious apartment for the company’s management. It was designed by the architects Stanisław Płoski and Kazimierz Krzyżanowski. The construction was completed by the company Inż. Krzyżanowski i S-ka.
The “Polskarob” building with a cellar and a flat roof is a composition of two interpenetrating, brightly plastered, cuboid structures – the two-storey south-east part and the three-storey south-west one. The building’s main entrance with an arcade and a round bull’s-eye window are at the junction of the two parts. It was highlighted with the vertical line of the staircase’s windows (the so called thermometer) and the streamlined corner which was typical of the ship-themed style. This building has another streamline and ocean liner style element – the crowning glazed in top floor extension which served as an observatory. The building’s rounded corner was originally covered with 7.1 x 14.2 cm dark-brown glazed tiles arranged in vertical lines. Today, there still is a small, rectangular piece of this shiny surface below the staircase’s windows.
The tiles were produced by the ceramics factory “Józefów” in Czeladź near Sosnowiec. Cobalt blue “Józefów” tiles of the same size were used on the low walls in the garden near the building.
The bright elevation of the south-east part of the property was diversified with grooves in the stucco. They highlight the line of the windows and mark out rectangular surfaces with flat bossage.
In the south corner of this wing of the building there is a semicircular, glazed in veranda with a winter garden designed by a landscape architect, Barbara Kaszycka. The design and photograph of the space filled by various trees and perennial plants with the functional stone paths, a small fountain and an impressive pergola were reproduced in the trade magazine “Architektura i Budownictwo” (“Architectur and Construction”) as an example of modernist symbiosis between architecture and greenery.
On the building’s west side, there are the garages which were included in the original design. The entire area was surrounded with a wall.
In 1939, a bunker was built. It was designed by Head of the Coastal Fortification major Rudolf Fryszkowski.
On 15th May 1984, the building was entered into the register of monuments. Today, it is the seat of Military Counterintelligence Service Inspectorate.