Cultural district takes shapes

The new cultural district in Katowice consists of three buildings which are now at different stages of development – while works on the Silesian Museum’s seat are to be concluded in a few days, the construction of the International Convention Center will be relaunched after several months of suspension.

Cultural district under construction, photo by Sławomir Rybok

According to the contract, Budimex is going to finish the works on the Silesian Museum next week, on 7th of June. The area between huge glass boxes is now being covered with greenery, i.e. different types of plants and grass. Previously footpaths of macadam were traced on the surface. These are the last finishing touches on the building.

Builders of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra’s new seat have crossed the half-way point of the construction and the prime contractor progresses with elevation works and outfitting inside the facility. PNRSO is scheduled for opening in October 2014.

The International Convention Center venue is in its initial stage of development. The works have been suspended for eight months due to the necessity of choosing a new prime contractor. The consortium of Warbud and Mercury Engineering will recommence the construction in June. They will have 16 moths to deliver the building.

The PLN 1 billion investment of cultural district also involves Strabag, which erects a footbridge between the ICC and PRNSO as well as Drogopol contracted to build a car park in the district, and Budimex – the company is responsible for the first stage of works on a new road system in the area.

Pictures were taken on 29th of May 2013.

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  1. huge car park will look dredfull. only hope there will be a lot of mature trees designed between car spaces so the area will be leafy and green… where is the tram stop or train platform? how this so call cultural district is going to work without public transport?!

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