On Tuesday, the City of Katowice gave away a municipal plot located at 3 Św. Pawła St. to the University of Silesia. A new seat of the University’s Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty (WRiTV) will be built on the land.
The 2 258 sq. meters plot is worth PLN 1,135 million and was handed over as a donation. Wiesław Banyś, Rector of the University of Silesia and Piotr Uszok, Katowice Mayor signed today a deed of donation. A cost of the new seat’s development will exceed PLN 20 million. The final cost will be known after additional geological expertises which have to be conducted. The investment will be financed by the University of Silesia, the City Hall of Katowice and the Silesian Voivodeship. Also the University plans to solicit state budget’s financial help.
The building was designed by the Warsaw’s “Grupa 5 Architekci” studio. The design was chosen in March this year from amongst thirty-nine projects had qualified by the Katowice Branch of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP Katowice) in an architectural and urban contest.
The Faculty’s building will cover a total area of 5 388,5 sq. meters including an underground car park, two-storey film studio, projection room, photo, montage and sound workrooms. The University’s authorities expect a construction work will commence in 2013.
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