GALERIA KATOWICKA Katowice (Poland)
Contexte & enjeux
Renovation of the station built in the sixties and creation of a shopping and leisure center in lieu of the station’s forecourt. First and foremost, the architectural choices enhance the strong identity of the station’s architecture, a unique example of Polish Brutalist architecture. Beyond that, the Katowice gallery connects to the station and offers the district a simple, sketched architecture whose organic curves echo the surrounding Art Nouveau-style buildings. The soft shapes, ripples, and large glass surfaces that are back-lit by night contribute to the impetus of a generous and luminous architecture.
They render it a singular object anchored in the old urban fabric of Katowice.
REDEVELOPMENT OF THE STATION AND CREATION OF A SHOPPING AND LEISURE CENTER IN ADDITION TO 1200 PARKING SPACES
PKP – NEINVER
TENDER WON IN 2007
160,000 M² NUA