13 May 2011
Poland’s new National Radio Symphonic Orchestra’s (NOSPR) building has been completed with the help of expert engineers from WYG.
The NOSPR building will house two concerts halls, has capacity for a 120 strong orchestra and a choir of up to 100 singers, as well as around 1,800 audience seats designed with audibility and viewing in mind.
Consultants out of WYG’s Katowice office developed the road infrastructure and transport network on the €6m new build. The transport network includes a main square situated in front of the building, an internal access road with car parking spaces and room for tourist buses, as well as an internal courtyard and walkways on the green areas.
Andrzej Dziurdzik, Managing Director, WYG said: “We are delighted to see all the hard work on this project now complete and all our ideas and those of highly acknowledged architect– Konior Studio come to life.
“The designs have focused on closely connecting with the surrounding urban context, creating a vibrant and multifaceted public space. The pavements are made of precious materials such as a building stone of a heterogeneous arrangement, texture and colour.”
The NOSPR building is in the very heart of Katowice in the neighborhood of the famous Spodek hall. A footbridge enabling a transfer from the Spodek hall will lead to an elliptical foreground with a VIP driveway.
Designs also include a moving musical fountain, which turns into an ice rink in the winter, an amphitheatre, garden of art, and cycle lanes.
The new NOSPR building was designed by architects Konior Studio from Katowice.