Extension of the Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice – stage II

On February 27, 2012 was signed agreement for continuation and completion of construction works in the framework of the project titled: „Extension of the Silesian Philharmonic at Sokolska 2 Street in Katowice”.  

The realization lasted 16 months and was completed in June 2013. The scope of the investment encompassed extension of Silesian Philharmonic as multifunctional public building, spatially and functionally connected with existing buildings. There were designed:

  • modernisation of historical existing building, enlisted in the register of historical buildings with concert hall for 420 people and social and technical facilities with attic adapted and one storey added
  • three-storey building consisting of small concert hall for 110 people, changing rooms, rehersal room with delivery and assembly of seats in the small concert hall, covered garage with 8 parking spaces and a possibility for trucks to enter for loading instruments.

In the scope of the project „Extension of Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice” is planned delivery, assembly and start-up of pipe organs made by Karl Schuke Berliner Orgelbauwerkstatt GmbH (outside of the scope of our works). Because construction works were suspended, elements of organs were stored in special containers 20” that ensure a proper temperature and humidity in the warehouse in Berlin. The assembly started on September 2012.

Technical specification: 
Total area: 6 720 m2
Usable area: 5 239 m2
Net cubic volume: 28 872 m3
Number of storeys: 5 aboveground storeys + 1 underground storey
Length of the building: 80,73 m 
Width of the building: 24,30 m 
Height of the building: 22,85 m

Investor: Filharmonia Śląska im. Henryka Mikołaja Góreckiego w Katowicach

Contractor: Mostostal Warszawa SA

Contract value: PLN 35 mln

Implementation period: 2012–2013

Country: Poland

Voivodeship: Lower Silesia

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