A realization of the new Silesian Museum is approaching. According to a schedule, the construction works will run in 2010. All the process is on the right way as a building permit was already issued by the City Hall. While waiting for this extraordinary realization, let’s find out what authors, the Riegler Riewe Architekten, had to say about the project.
Some remarks about plans of developing an office project in Katowice by Echo Investment S.A. are made from time to time on the real estate market. The company is mentioned together with Hines, Skanska and TriGranit as the investor which is interested in developing in Katowice. The localization was pointing out the junction of Francuska St. and the “A4” highway but certain details were not disclosed yet. Until now, the project was subtly mistified.
The City of Katowice and the Economic Section of the Polish Embassy in Washington have sent a delegation of over 20 Silesian business, government, and university representatives to Colorado between October 19-25. The World Trade Center of Denver, W. E. Loopesko & Associates, Inc. (WELA) and the Colorado European Union Center for Excellence (CEUCE) are responsible for the mission arrangements and meetings.
Since the last photo report of the Reinhold Center construction can be seen that works outside of the complex are going to an end. An elevation is fully covered by glass and red structural members and side-walls. A characteristic atrium connecting both building is already roofed over by an arched structure. Outfittings are in progress since the last few weeks and a close of construction works should be expected on time (Q4 2009).
The construction of the new building for the Silesian Museum in Katowice is one of the key undertakings of the Silesian Voivodeship. Now, when the building permit is issued by the City Hall, an architectural vision can be carry into effect. The construction works are to commence in 2010 and it is scheduled to finish them in 2012. The estimated total cost of the undertaking adopted at the time of the competition announcement has been calculated at PLN 240 million. The next stage to follow will be the adaptation of the remaining post-industrial facilities of the former coal-mine.