Youth Palace shines bright after renovation

Renovation process of „Pałac Młodzieży” (Youth Palace) has just been concluded. After over three years of works, the building is now fully refurbished.

Pałac Młodzieży after renovation
Pałac Młodzieży after renovation

The undertaking had been started in the first quarter of 2011 and the works were officially finished at the end of May this year. The renovation project was prepared by the „Biuro Architekt Kaczmarczyk” architectural studio from Sucha Beskidzka, Poland.

In 2010 the complex was listed in the Register of Historical Monuments with an “A” mark and the renovation was executed under the supervision of the voivodeship’s conservation officer. The renewal of the 16 619 sq. metres building embraced an elevation cleaning, new roof covering, new piping and wiring installations, renewal of doors, windows, floors, staircases and internal walls, removing barriers for disabled as well as the restoration of the swimming pool and theater hall for about 450 spectators.

All the works cost PLN 42,2 million, of which PLN 36,5 million were provided from the City of Katowice’s budget. The remaining amount was financed by the European Union.  The works have been conducted by several contractors. The largest part of the undertaking was done by Dombud (PLN 35,1 million).

„Pałac Młodzieży” is located at 26 Mikołowska St. and was opened in December 1951.