Science and Musical Education Center SYMPHONY

Science and Musical Education Center SYMPHONY, Katowice Building, Project, Photo

Science and Musical Education Center SYMPHONY

Katowice Development, Poland – design by Konior Studio, architects

26 Jun 2009

Musical Academy Katowice

Science and Musical Education Center SYMPHONY Katowice

Architect: KONIOR STUDIO, BARYSZ KONIOR ARCHITEKCI

Tomasz M. Konior, A. Krzysztof Barysz, Andrzej Witkowski, Aleksander Nowacki

Cooperation: Ewa Nowacka, Joanna Korczyñska, Marek Koryczan, Maciej Straczek, Wojciech Czapnik, Grzegorz Kasza, Danuta Pêkala, Anna Zawila,
Piotr Zowada, Maciej Niewiadomski, Marcin Jurkiewicz

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Composition
Musical Academy in it’s final shape, after extension carried out in 2005-07, creates a new fragment of the city’s dense urban structure. The new building consists of two main blocks housing respectively administration and library rooms, and auditorium hall. Its architecture creatively continues the spatial language of the historical main Academy building. It follows its outer volume dimensions in south-north axis. South edge is a line marked by a layout of didactic building. Implementation of this urban concept results in creation of two spaces:
– an open one which forms a courtyard near the rector’s office.
– a closed one, the glazed atrium housing foyer and garden.

Two inner axis’ connect the following functions:
– rector’s office – administration – Academy’s senate
– auditorium hall – foyer – private rooms

Two new enters lead to two parts of Academy:
– cameral – everyday duties (west side)
– official – auditorium hall and foyer (east side)

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Main hall
Inner hall with foyer is a space where the main functions concentrate. The hall is one of the first covered public squares in Katowice. It is a multifunctional space with a flexible arrangement and its particular areas can serve as a lobby, small auditorium or exhibition space.

Auditorium hall
The main concept of the hall was that it should be adjustable for various kinds of concerts and performances, from very loud (organ music) to intimate climate of cameral concerts.
To achieve this goal the hall was designed as the “double-layered” hall , surrounded by reverberation space that could be joined with the main auditorium space by means of movable panels. It’s the first such auditorium hall in Poland.

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Other functions
The complex supplements missing functions of Academy. Library, rehearsal rooms and recording studio, administration rooms, dressing rooms, conference room, hotel and underground car park are being placed in a new building.

Summary
Thanks to extension of Musical Academy Katowice regained a fragment of its space. Main hall is accessible for all citizens and it let them enjoy the urban life all year long.

Science and Musical Education Center SYMPHONY Katowice – Building Information

Architect: KONIOR STUDIO, BARYSZ KONIOR ARCHITEKCI
Tomasz M. Konior, A. Krzysztof Barysz, Andrzej Witkowski, Aleksander Nowacki

Cooperation: Ewa Nowacka, Joanna Korczyñska, Marek Koryczan, Maciej Straczek, Wojciech Czapnik, Grzegorz Kasza, Danuta Pêkala, Anna Zawila,
Piotr Zowada, Maciej Niewiadomski, Marcin Jurkiewicz

Client: Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Katowicach
Name: Science and Musical Education Center SYMPHONY
Location: 33 Wojewodzka Street 33 40-025 Katowice
Photos: copyright Konior Studio, by Daniel Rumiancew


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