The subjected area is located between the “Zenit” and “Młyńska 1” buildings. The new visualizations also show the new development of the square in front of the Silesian Theater. Previously, the City Hall wanted to choose a designer of the area in a public tender procedure.
The City Hall of Katowice invited four architectural firms to make their bids for a detailed design of the Market Square’s public spaces.
The four studios were chosen out of six that have submitted applications in late September within the first stage of the procedure. The second stage is a limited tender where the four firms will enter the bids. The price and quality of the proposed architectural ideas for the area will be taken into consideration
Together with a February public opinion poll which concerned citizens’ preferences for an appearance of the future Katowice’s downtown, more projects’ details were presented. According to the designers the most important foundation of the City Center redevelopment which combines all the three proposed concepts, is a wish to execute a significant transformation of the Center’s public space. It has to be the place, where citizens enjoy theirs time, both during large open-air performances and moments spend here by day, or during evening-meetings.
Summing up 2009 mentions by name the most important and interesting events for Katowice which took place during the last year.
– The International Airport in Katowice has presented its new logo and name – the “Katowice Airport”. more>>>
– The Polish Centrum Development & Investments co-partnership sold its “Pedant” department store at 3 Maja Street to the dutch-based company Redevco Polska for EUR 4 million. more>>>
– The US-Polish Trade Council (USTC) from Californian Silicon Valley and Katowice “Euro Centrum” Group signed a contract for a future cooperation. The contract creates a chance for close, bilateral cooperation between scientists and businessmen of Upper Silesia and Silicon Valley. more>>>
Settlements between the City Hall of Katowice and the Polish-Spanish consortium chosen as a planner of the new center, was presented during a press conference. Four companies composes the consortium. A chief and coordinator of the design process is BPI Redan which will be concerned with a city architecture, green spaces and hydrology (shape of Rawa river banks). Spanish Apia XXI is going to prepare roads and parkings plan as well as an undergound infrastructure and sewers.