City Hall chose Market Sq. designer

In the middle of October, the City Hall of Katowice invited four architectural firms to enter final bids for a detailed design of the Market Square’s public spaces. The tender was decided on Thursday.

Only two out of the four studios decided to make the offers. The bids had to include the architectural concept of the public spaces and the price proposal which will have to be paid the winner for the detailed design documentation. The price (60%) and the architectural concept (40%) were the decisive criteria taken into consideration by the jury.

The City Hall chose the Kraków’s consortium of GPP Grupa Projektowa (leader) and two partners of the leader: MP-Mosty, Agencja Projektowa Architektury EKSPO. The second bid was entered by the consortium of Venit (leader) and DIG Sowińscy – Architekci (partner). However, their offer was turned down by the jury.

Venit and DIG now can lodge an appeal from the decision. If the consortium does not appeal, the City Hall and the chosen consortium of GPP will sign the contract to prepare the detailed project. They will design the area between Moniuszki St. and the “Rynek 13” building (north-south axis) and the Silesian Theater and the “Skarbek” building (east-west axis).