Design of new WRiTV seat wanted

The Polish Architects Associations (SARP) in cooperation with the University of Silesia and the City Hall of Katowice invites architectural studios to submit proposals for a design of a new seat of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty (WRiTV).

A chosen studio will prepare a detailed project’s specification based on a winning architectural design. The second and third prize are amounted respectively at PLN 30 000 and PLN 15 000. Architects have to file their projects until 23rd of August 2010.

The new seat of the Faculty will be located on Św. Pawła St. in the City Center. A usable area of the building will cover approximately 5 600 sq. meters including a one-level underground car park. Also the architectural design has to include, among others, a 200 sq.m film studio, two photographic rooms, projection room, sound recording room and library.

The Faculty of Radio and Television was established in 1978 and is popularly known as the Katowice Film School. Education is carried out in 3 areas. The Faculty was named after Krzysztof Kieślowski, a well-known film director and an academic teacher at universities in Poland and abroad. He was one of the academic teachers at the University of Silesia. The Faculty has an academic staff of 50 teachers and 596 students at present. Every year 5 to 10 candidates apply for one position in the Faculty.